Charity Cricket match at Cirencester Park hosted by Shane Warne and Liz Hurley


AUSSIE cricket legend Shane Warne and his partner, actress and supermodel Liz Hurley, kicked off the 2013 Ashes season with a star-studded charity match in Cirencester at the weekend.

The 20/20 match at Cirencester Park saw a squad of England legends including Andrew Strauss, Michael Vaughan and Darren Gough take on a team made up of Australian luminaries such as Merv Hughes, Neil Harvey and Warne himself.

The event raised money for Hop, Skip and Jump – a Bristol centre caring for children with special needs and their families – and the Shane Warne Foundation, which helps sick and underprivileged youngsters in Australia.

The match – which conveniently ended in a tie at 207 for seven each – was enjoyed by more than 3,000 spectators, including a plethora of celebrities.

Warne himself took the tea break to grant Ishpal Singh, a seriously ill 18-year-old from Wembley, his wish of being bowled at for an over by his hero.

Ms Hurley took to Twitter after the event to say: “Wow-fab day. Shattered now. Thanks to everyone who made #cricketforkids such a special day.”

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