CRICKET and horse racing enthusiasts can see some of the stars of their sports in action at a charity cricket match at Eastnor on Sunday.

Former England wicketkeeper Steve Rhodes and ex-Worcestershire skipper Daryl Mitchell will be captaining two invitation sides in a 25-overs a side clash in aid of the Injured Jockeys fund.

Among the racing stars who have indicated they will be taking part are Stan Sheppard, Michael and Tom Scudamore, Richard Patrick and Tom Lacey.

“A number of local cricketing stars will also be taking part including Herefordshire all-rounder Barney Morgan, Ledbury’s Josh Emery, Sam Griffiths (Goodrich), Oliver Langford (Wormelow) and Sam Williams (Builth Wells),” said organiser John Beaman.

“Former Wales rugby international Garyn Jenkins will also be donning his
whites for the special occasion.”

Spectators will also have a chance to bid for a number of excellent auction lots which will be going under the hammer of Terry Court, including rounds of golf at local courses and racing memorabilia.

Entry is free of charge at Eastnor where play will get under way at 2pm.

Yorkshireman Rhodes was the former coach of the Bangladesh national cricket team. He was best known as a wicket-keeper, but was also a useful number six or seven batsman, making 12 first-class centuries.

Rhodes began his career with Yorkshire before moving to Worcestershire who he led to the County Championship titles in 1988 and 1989.

He briefly had a spell in the England side in 1994 making 11 Test appearances and playing nine one-day internationals.