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Sticky Wicket to go ahead despite rail strike

by Emily Wallin

Sticky Wicket, the events industry’s charity cricket day, will be going ahead despite planned rail strikes this month.

Organisers has feared the event could be affected by planned disruption on 27 July, but extra parking and shuttlebuses from Wimbledon tube station will be made available.

Railway workers are to stage a one-day strike on 27 July as part of an ongoing dispute over pay, jobs and conditions, the RMT union says. It comes after thousands of train operator and Network Rail workers walked out during national strike action in June causing disruption for millions of commuters and low attendance at countless events.

Toby Wand, current chair of Sticky Wicket said: “Its great to be bringing back the our summer day out at such a crucial time in the rebuilding of our great industry. It’s been a roller coaster ride for all of us but getting together for some competitive sporting action and partying is definitely in order.”

The event raises funds for the Lord’s Taverners charity, which supports disadvantaged young people through sports activities.

Wand continued: “I am very proud that we have collectively raised close to half a million pounds over the years for the Lord’s Taverners charity’s life-changing programmes that positively impact the lives of disabled and disadvantaged young people facing the challenges of inequality.’’

The event starts at 10am, cricket finishes at 5.30pm and networking continues until late.

Tickets for the day festival are £25 (£20 in advance) which includes a wristband for afternoon beers, wines and non-alcoholic drinks from the bar.

Book tickets and find out how to get there.

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