Cricket: Michael Vaughan reforms Ashes side for Sheffield charity match

Champions: Michael Vaughan is to reform the backbone of the Ashes-winning 2005 side for a charity match in Sheffield.

Champions: Michael Vaughan is to reform the backbone of the Ashes-winning 2005 side for a charity match in Sheffield.

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FORMER England cricket captain Michael Vaughan has reformed most of the team that won the Ashes in 2005 for a grand charity match in Sheffield.

The skipper, who was brought up in Sheffield and still lives outside the city in the village of Baslow, has organised a Twenty 20 match to raise money for youth cricket development and Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Former cricketers Andrew Flintoff, Paul Collingwood, Matthew Hoggard, Steve Harmison, Simon Jones - the backbone of the team which beat Australia in the summer of 2005 - will join Vaughan’s side at Sheffield Collegiate Cricket Club in Abbeydale on Tuesday, September 4.

They will take on an England Legend XI including David Lloyd, Devon Malcolm, Neil Fairbrother, Philip De Freitas, Warren Hegg and Dean Headley.

The 37-year-old said: “I am proud to be bringing such a prestigious wealth of cricketing talent to Sheffield in the form of Twenty 20 cricket.

“You can imagine with the likes of Flintoff, Harmison, Hoggard and Big Dev running in at you at full speed, it won’t be a game for the faint hearted, but it will be a lot of fun to watch.

“It would be great for the people of Sheffield to support this charitable event by making it a sell-out.”

Proceeds will go to support Michael Vaughan’s cricket academy, which is based at the Collegiate Cricket Club, and the Children’s Hospital Charity, of which he is a patron.

Tickets for the event, which takes place at Abbeydale Sports Club on Abbeydale Road, South, from 1pm, cost £20 for adults and £10 for OAPs and under 16s.

For tickets call 0114 236 7011 and select option five.

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