Town can call on big hitting former keeper
CRICKET: Ipswich Town will have former goalkeeper Graham Napier on hand for advice when they take on Ipswich and East Suffolk CC in a 20/20 game at Chantry Park tomorrow night (start 6.15pm).
Colchester-born Napier played regularly in goal for the Blues youth team before concentrating on cricket with Essex.
Two years ago he struck 16 sixes in a record-breaking 20/20 knock of 152 not out against Sussex at Chelmsford.
Currently out injured, Napier will be a special guest at Chantry Park where admission and car parking are free and proceeds will go to one of Ipswich Town’s nominated charities – Cancer Campaign in Suffolk.
The Blues’ first team squad is expected to be out in force for their first ‘home’ game since returning to training.
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Skipper Jon Walters will take charge of the side, and he said: “We’ve not got too many cricketers in our team but we will give it a go.
“The game is for a very worthy cause. Hopefully the weather will stay fine, there will be a good crowd and we can hit some sixes.”
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There will be a raffle for one of cricket legend Shane Warne’s shirts with a limited edition supply of charity miniature cricket bats on sale at �10 with Town players available to add to the signatures already on them.
IESCC organised a website auction with the highest bidder gaining a place in their side to face the Blues.
This is the third time the teams have met in four years with the score currently standing 1-1.
Entrance is via London Road with refreshments available and a bouncy castle and other attractions for younger fans.