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The Big Cricket Ride – coming to the St Lawrence Ground this week

Wednesday 12th October 2011

Men’s First Team

Chris and David Adams are currently cycling between each County Cricket Club. 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.

Darrren Stevens intends to join Chris and David as they cycle from Sussex CCC to the St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury on Wednesday 19th October. We will offer further details of their anticipated arrival time when available, and would like to invite supporters to come and welcome them as they arrive on October 19th. Darren is then hoping to also complete the following 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 captained Sussex to the 2003, 2006 and 2007 County Championship titles. 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.

Cycle Routes

7th October

Durham CCC – Yorkshire CCC = 82.48 Miles

8th October

Yorkshire CCC – Lancashire CCC = 42.91 Miles

9th October

Lancashire CCC – Derbyshire CCC = 59.02 miles

10th October

Derbyshire CCC – Nottinghamshire CCC – Leicestershire CCC = 42.88 Miles

11th October

Leicestershire CCC – Northamptonshire CCC = 30.33 Miles

12th October

Northamptonshire CCC – Warwickshire CCC = 51.94 Miles

13th October

Warwickshire CCC – Worcestershire CCC = 24.31 Miles

14th October

Worcestershire CCC – Glamorgan CCC = 73.56 Miles

15th October

Glamorgan CCC – Gloucestershire CCC = 87.82 Miles

16th October

Gloucestershire CCC – Somerset CCC = 44.45 Miles

17th October

Somerset CCC – Hampshire CCC = 90.54 Miles

18th October

Hampshire CCC – Sussex CCC = 56.92 Miles

19th October

Sussex CCC – Kent CCC = 73.3 Miles

20th October

Kent CCC – Essex CCC = 68.37 Miles

21st October

Essex CCC – Middlesex – Surrey CCC = 39.82 Miles

22nd October

Celebration Party/Dinner to be held at Surrey CCC

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