Dom Joly to step up to the crease at BGL Sport Bash

Dom Joly.
Dom Joly.

Comedian Dom Joly is the latest name to sign up for this year’s BGL Sport Bash in Stamford.

Dom will join rugby star Rory Underwood and James Bond actor Colin Salmon on the Matt Hampson celebrity team in the special attraction cricket match on July 23. He will also sign copies of his latest book Here Comes The Clown.

The match is part of a two-day sporting spectacular at Stamford School playing fields on July 23 and 24.

The event, organised by former England bowler and current Stamford Endowed Schools coach Dean Headley, is now in its fourth year. Last year it raised more than £30,000, which was split between Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice and the Seb Goold Trust, via the Matt Hampson Foundation.

This year the event will support Matt Hampson Foundation, Seb Goold Trust, PCA Benevolent Fund and Help for Heroes.

Dean has already secured financial help from a number of local businesses, including BGL Group in Peterborough, which has signed up to be the main sponsor. PS Financials is sponsoring the matches on both days.

And the lineups for the two matches are also filling up. On the Thursday the Matt Hampson all-star team will play a Help for Heroes XI. And on the Friday an England masters team featuring legends such as Mark Ramprakash, Matthew Hoggard and Adam Hollioake will take on a local legends XI.

Tickets starting at £10 for adults are available at