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Eversley CC ready to host former England stars on Friday

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Some star names will be in Eversley tomorrow

Eversley will play host to some decorated stars tomorrow (Friday) when an England Masters team head to Cross Green.

Ashes winners Monty Panesar and Matthew Hoggard head the PCA England XI, which also includes the likes of Phil Mustard, Devon Malcolm and Dimi Mascarenhas.

Eversley have enjoyed a flying start to the Thames Valley league season, winning three of their four matches to top Division 2a ahead of Saturday’s trip to Kidmore End.

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But before that, 11 of the club’s leading players will take on some cricketing royalty at Cross Green with play due to begin at 2pm.

Chris Last captains the Boars with in-form Stu Lipo and Andy Niblett also in the team.

This is set to be the first of 14 summer matches for the England Masters team, who won 11 of their 16 games last year.

Before the game, there will be a junior training session, involving many of the England players between 11-11:30am.

EVERSLEY XI: Tom Howorth (wk), Jack Ford, James Magowan, Andy Niblett, Byron Hickman, Ian Smith, Chris Last (c), Alex Sykes, Stu Lipo, Joe Howorth, Stu Tidbury.

ENGLAND XI: Phil Mustard (wk), Ali Brown, Owais Shah, Dimi Mascarenhas, Mark Alleyne, Ajmal Shahzad, Alex Tudor (c), Jon Lewis, Matthew Hoggard, Devon Malcolm, Monty Panesar.

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