Jamaican legend Courtney Walsh will return to the Kia Oval on Sunday July 8th – to play in a special match commemorating the 50th anniversary of Jamaican Independence.
Walsh (right), who memorably made his final appearance on English soil at the ground in 2000 – walking off the field arm in arm with his bowling partner Curtly Ambrose – will lead a team of island legends that will include Maurice Foster, Easton McMorris, Robert Samuels, Nehemia Perry, Wayne Lewis and Delroy Morgan.
They will be taking on an England Veterans XI, captained by recently retired Leicestershire wicket keeper Paul Nixon and featuring former Surrey leg spinner Chris Schofield alongside Norman Cowans, John Emburey and Dean Headley, who is set to play against his father.
Also on the England side will be the Jamaican born fast bowler Devon Malcolm, who produced the best bowling performance in the history of International cricket at The Oval when he blew away in the touring South African side in 1994, taking 9/57.
Tickets are available for the match priced at just £15 for adults and – as with all cricket at the Kia Oval – only £1 for U16s. To buy tickets, please visit the Tickets section of kiaoval.com and select the ‘Events’ tab.