Piers Morgan lures some top cricket names and other famous faces to his annual match at Newick - this is Michael Vaughan / Pictures: Ron Hill

Lara, Warne, Pietersen, Flintoff and others come to town - all thanks to Piers Morgan

Coronavirus meant Piers Morgan’s annual cricket match at Newick didn’t take place in 2020, but there will be high hopes of its return this year.

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 12:00 pm

Big-name players have joined Morgan at Newick CC one Sunday every summer for many years. It’s one of the highlights of the cricketing year at Newick and has seen countless international players entertain the crowd. Thousands of spectators add to the atmosphere and fans can mingle with the stars and watch Morgan lead a team of family and celebrity friends play against Newick CC.

The club, who are sponsored by TR Fastenings, always put up a brave effort against Morgan’s team, which in recent years has included such famous cricketing stars as Shane Warne, Adam Hollioake, Tino Best, Chris Gayle, Kevin Pietersen, Andrew Flintoff, Brian Lara and Courtney Walsh. Footballer Robbie Savage and broadcaster Mark Austin are others who have made appearances.As we wait to see if the match will take place this year, enjoy a gallery of pictures from past matches, all taken by Ron Hill. See a picture special in the Sussex Express on April 9.

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