Celebrity cricket match a big hit for Sheffield Children’s Hospital - WATCH VIDEO

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SPORTING stars have turned out in force in Sheffield for a charity cricket match, writes Molly Lynch.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan - raised in the city - said squad members from the team which triumphed in the 2005 and legends of the game took little persuading to come together for today’s clash.

Howzat? Sheffield artist Pete McKee, centre, with Robbie Savage, left, and Michael Vaughan at the charity cricket event at Abbeydale Sports Club.

Howzat? Sheffield artist Pete McKee, centre, with Robbie Savage, left, and Michael Vaughan at the charity cricket event at Abbeydale Sports Club.

Dressed in a denim suit ahead of the 3.30pm start, Vaughan spoke of his delight at support for today’s event, which he hopes will ignite interest in cricket in Sheffield.

He said: ‘This is a great day for cricket in Sheffield.’

Celeb squad members including Freddie Flintoff and Robbie Savage have enjoyed a Q and A session in the corporate tent this afternoon. The Michael Vaughan and England Legends XI teams sat down to dinner and a charity auction.