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Come and greet Darren Stevens and the ‘Big Cricket Ride’ this Wednesday

Tuesday 18th October 2011

Darren Stevens willjoin Chris and David Adams as they cycle from SussexCounty Cricket Clubto the St Lawrence Ground on Wednesday 19th October, as part of the Big Cricket Ride.

Chris and David are cycling around the country between each of the 18 First Class Cricket Clubs. They started at Durham CCC on 7th October and will be finishing at Surrey CCC, passing through each of the 18 counties and cycling a total of 868 miles in 15 days. The Big Cricket Ride is in aid of Leukaemia& Lymphoma Research, a very worthwhile cause.

Darren, Chris and Davidhope to arrive at the St Lawrence Ground at approximately 4pm this Wednesdayand we would be delighted if you could take the time to come and greet them. We will be opening the bar in the Chiesman Pavilion for the occasion, so please come and show your support.

Darren is hoping to also complete the next stage of the bike ride with Chris and David, from Canterbury to Essex CCC on Thursday 20th October.

This is a massive challenge for Chris and David as they are not trained cyclists. They have embarked on the challenge for a very personal reason and hoping to raise lot of money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. Chris and David’s father John, was sadly diagnosed with Peripheral T cell lymphoma attached to the liver last year and is currently undergoing treatment. Peripheral T cell lymphomas are a group of rare and aggressive lymphomas that affect the T-cells found in the peripheral circulating blood.

Chris and David really want to do something to help and make sure others do not go through the same experience their dad and family have been through. Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research are investing more than £1 million into research to understand how these lymphomas arise and develop more effective treatments. Chris and David’s fundraising efforts will all go to help fund this specific research

Chris Adams played first class cricket for Derbyshire from 1988 to 1997. He then joined Sussex as captain. He is the longest serving county captain in Sussex's history. He had a brief career at international level for England, playing five Tests and five One-day Internationals between May 1998 and January 2000. He is now the Cricket Manager at Surrey County Cricket Club.

Click here for further information on the Big Cricket Ride and details of how you can donate to this very worthwhile cause.