Sticky Wicket, the exhibition industry charity cricket day to be held at The Hub in Regents Park, 29 July, is hoping to pull in up to 300 supporters this year, one of the organisers Jeremy Rees tells Conference News.
Chris Lewis, one of the group of ex-professional cricketers involved previously with the industry teams, will, however, be stuck back in Her Majesty’s Pavilion, having been sentenced to 13 years at Croydon crown court yesterday for cocaine smuggling.
The exhibition industry hopes to once again raise money for young people with special needs, with a third innings of the cricket tournament. The event last year raised £20,000 for the Lord’s Taverners.
The event is organised by a steering group of industry people, including Mervyn Ramsay, Brand Events’ Andrew Evans, EAS’s Rob Morley, EC&O’s Jeremy Rees, and Paul Robin.
Early Action Group will use the event as one of its focal hospitality events of the year, organisers tell Expoabc.
The NEC, Excel London, EC&O, EAG, Arsenal and Aztec are set to compete in the ’09 event, with Reed having declared this year it seems.