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Laming to lead Kiwis at Gorran

By West Briton  |  Posted: June 28, 2012

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A GORRAN Invitation XI play a New Zealand XI in a special charity match at Gorran on Sunday (2pm).

Included in the New Zealand team from Cornish clubs are Jimmy Laming (Gorran) who will be captaining the side, Matt O'Leary (Paul), Trent McGrath (Grampound Road), Ben Millar and Michael Perry (Menheniot/Looe) and Dallas Poultney (St Newlyn East).

The remaining New Zealand players will be travelling down from clubs in Oxford, Bristol, Torquay, Ipplepen and Bovey Tracey and will be staying in the area over night.

More than 20 quality raffle prizes have been donated for the event including restaurant meals, go kart racing, hotel accommodation, complimentary golf four balls and free entry to some of Cornwall's major attractions.

Nearly all the barbecue food has been donated – with duck burgers and scallops on the menu as well as the traditional favourites.

All proceeds will go to The Children's Hospice at Little Harbour and The Canty Kids Trust in New Zealand, for children who suffered through the earthquake in Christchurch.

Female vocalist Bethan Rose, from the popular Cornish band The Harry Peanut Show, will sing The New Zealand, Cornish and UK national anthems before the match at 1.30pm. The game itself is a 40 overs a side match and starts at 2pm. Everyone is very welcome.

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