STARS of Yorkshire’s championship winning side are returning to North Marine Road in an explosive T20 clash to mark the 125th Scarborough Cricket Festival.
Former White Rose skipper David Byas has named a high-calibre team to face a President’s XI in the game on Monday.
Byas, whose team clinched the 2001 crown against Glamorgan at North Marine Road, has announced a 12-man squad for the game, which features Scarborough’s Craig White and fellow former England internationals Anthony McGrath and paceman Chris Silverwood.
Former opening batsmen Matthew Wood and Simon Richardson, spinner Ian Fisher, all-rounder Gary Fellows and wicket-keeper Simon Guy are also in the line-up.
Scarborough Cricket Club captain Piet Rinke is still finalising his President’s XI squad, but has confirmed Scarborough’s Andy Simpson and Zimbabwean batsman Ryan Butterworth will be involved.
England Women stars Danielle Wyatt and Arran Brindle have also been confirmed for the game.
Kevin Grace, President of Scarborough Cricket Club, said the quality of players on show provided the platform for a memorable occasion which would maintain the Festival’s famous history.
He said: “It is a very exciting opportunity to see some of the championship-winning side play against a very competent and challenging President’s team.
“The game will extend the Festival back towards its original longer format and will allow local people to watch a good game of cricket.
“However, because it’s free, it will also give fans an opportunity to come down and see first-hand the changes that have been made to the ground.”
The game, which is due to start at 3pm, will act as a curtain-raiser for this year’s Festival which will see Yorkshire battle Sussex in the County Championship and Clydesdale Bank 40 competitions next week.
For more information on the Festival contact Scarborough Cricket Club on (01723) 365625.