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Presidents set for celebration match

MCC President Mike Gatting
MCC President Mike Gatting

Ex-England cricketers Angus Fraser and Ed Smith are among the current and former pros on show for the MCC President's XI v Middlesex President's XI fixture at Lord's on Saturday 9 August.

The two sides have been assembled by Gatting, MCC's President, and his counterpart at Middlesex Clive Radley as part of the celebrations of a special year at both Clubs.

In addition to being the Bicentenary of the current Lord's Ground - home to both Clubs - 2014 also marks 150 years since Middlesex CCC was formed.

Gatting and Radley, who played together for Middlesex in the 1970s and 1980s, have called upon a host of former and current players from the county and beyond.

The MCC President's XI features former England and Notts opener Jason Gallian, as well as ex-Surrey wicket-keeper Jon Batty. Also included is TV presenter and former Cambridge University cricketer Chris Hollins.

Radley, a former MCC Head Coach, fields a team of current and former Middlesex players under the leadership of wicket-keeper Keith Brown.

Ed Smith, the ex-opener and current Test Match Special commentator features, as does former England fast-bowler Norman Cowans.

Tickets for the match are available from Lord's on the day, priced £10 for adults, £5 for under-16s and free for under-16s.

Full teams (as of 9 August)

MCC President's XI Middlesex President's XI
Jason Gallian Ed Smith
Jonathan Batty Mike Roseberry
Ben Scott (wk) Andrew Balbirnie
Chris Hollins Paul Weekes
Jim Gatting David Nash
Keith Parsons Keith Brown (captain & wk)
Keith Dutch Kevan James
Ian Hutchinson Jason Harrison
Keith Medlycott Raj Maru
Min Patel Norman Cowans
Steve Ellworth Angus Fraser
Ollie Wilkin

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