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Aussies To Fly In Early For Taylor Wessing PCA Masters Twenty20 Match – 15/04/2005

Aussies To Fly In Early For Taylor Wessing PCA Masters Twenty20 Match – 15/04/2005 The Australians’ Ashes tour of England will begin on 9th June 2005 when the visitors take on the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) Masters in a unique Twenty20 match at the spectacular Arundel Castle Cricket Club Ground in West Sussex. Australia! Coming just days before England and Australia’s very first Twenty20 match on 13th June and in front of an anticipated full house, the game will provide the first chance to judge the form of the world number one team. The tourists’ star players are to include Glen McGrath, Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist. Taylor Wessings PCA Masters XI The Taylor Wessing PCA Masters XI team that they will face in this ICC and ECB sanctioned match includes New Zealand all rounder Chris Cairns, Sussex and England’s Chris Adams and former England star Devon Malcolm. Other high profile county names will be confirmed shortly. Richard Bevan, PCA group chief executive, said: ” The Taylor Wessing Masters series is growing every year and we’re delighted to have attracted the Australians over in advance of their highly awaited matches against England.” Taylor Wessing Managing Partner, Michael Frawley, ” The strength of our partnership with the PCA continues to develop and it is fantastic news that the Taylor Wessing Masters Series will feature the opening game of the Australians’ Ashes Tour. We intend to use this high profile fixture to drive our community initiatives with the PCA which will include educational tours and coaching sessions for children with qualified coaches at Lord’s and a series of visits to the children’s hospitals that we support in London" Hospitality Full corporate hospitality is also available for this exciting fixture at competitive prices. For all the latest details on the hospitality packages available contact Lee Atkins at PCA, tel: 020 7544 8670, email: For ticket enquiries please call: 01903 882462