Test stars to attend charity cricket match

FORMER Test cricket stars Farokh Engineer and David Steele are to appear in a match at Fylingdales to raise funds for charity.

Indian Engineer was one of the world’s leading batsmen/wicketkeepers of his era while England batsman and bowler David Steele, who played eight Tests for his country in the 1970s, is a former BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Derek Randall had planned to attend but has had to withdraw due to family committments but sends his best wishes for a successful day.

The game, between Fylingdales and a Goathland select XI, takes place on Sunday 14 August at Middlewood Lane ground, 1pm start.

It is in aid of the Dickie Bird Foundation, which helps youngsters into sport and a charity for homeless children in India, and will be boosted by a charity draw.

Prizes will include a bat signed by Sachin Tendulkar - who has hit 99 Test centuries - and books signed by Geoffrey Boycott, Jonathan Agnew and Dickie Bird.

Whitby’s Adam Lyth and England’s hero in the second test victory over India at Trent Bridge, Tim Bresnan, have signed bats up for grabs.

Fylingdales CC secretary Philip Dunn said: “The club is so grateful for the support of these personalities.

“Please support our day.”

For more details, call Mr Dunn on (01947) 825430 or email philipe.dunn@virgin.net