Crowds, cricket, booze and bidding at BGL Sports Bash
After a wash-out last year, it was ideal conditions for the BGL Sport Bash which was headlined by the Dean Headley XI versus a team of ‘local legends’. Former England internationals Simon Jones, Geraint Jones and Phil DeFreitas were among the top former pros to turn out on the day, following on from the under10s’ competition the Humberts Cup which was won by Barnack Bats. The day was attended by more than 1,000 people and included music from cover band Children of the Revolution, street performers, an auction and lots of local food and drink outlets. Former England cricketer and Stamford Endowed School’s head of cricket Dean Headley organises the event every year, which raises funds for a number of local charities including the Matt Hampson Foundation.