Town make rare cricketing appearance

IPSWICH Town will be making a rare appearance on the cricket field tonight when they play a Twenty20 game at Chantry Park, Ipswich (start 5.45pm).Blues manager Jim Magilton is expected to play and include a significant number of his first team squad with television crews from a number of stations covering the event.

By Elvin King

IPSWICH Town will be making a rare appearance on the cricket field tonight when they play a Twenty20 game at Chantry Park, Ipswich (start 5.45pm).

Blues manager Jim Magilton is expected to play and include a significant number of his first team squad with television crews from a number of stations covering the event.

Ipswich's opponents in the quick-fire action-packed version of the game will be Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship First Division Ipswich and East Suffolk who have Town chairman David Sheepshanks and director Holly Bellingham among their list of vice presidents.

“I shall certainly be there and have been looking forward to it for some time,” said Magilton, who captained the side the last time Town played at IES in 2003.

“It will be a change of routine for our players and we will be going all out to give a good account of ourselves.

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“We held a practice session while we were at Loughborough University a couple of weeks ago and had another session at our training ground last week. It would be nice to see our supporters out in large numbers to cheer us on. It should make an enjoyable night.”

The winners will be presented with the SEH Windows and Doors trophy, while a man of the match from both sides will be presented with awards by Mad Rabbit Recruitment.

Spectators are advised to arrive early with the game expected to go on to around 8.30pm. Admission is free from the London Road park entrance with car parking allowed in the park. Refreshments will be available with Radio Suffolk presenter Bryan Knights keeping spectators abreast with what is going on.

Fans have a chance to win two signed Ipswich Town shirts with part of the proceeds going to East Anglian Children's Hospice.

Ipswich Town team: A Rhodes, Bruce, Coghlan, De Vos, Harding, Howlett, Klug, Lee, Magilton, Richards, Walters, Wright.

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