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Parliamentary cricketers take it to another level

Parliamentary cricketers take it to another level

Fresh from taking apart the diplomats a couple of weeks ago, the New Zealand Parliamentary cricket team will be looking to make it two in a row when they face up to a New Zealand Cricket inviational side, featuring several BlackCaps, this Sunday.

Stephen Fleming will captain the NZ Cricket Invitational side which will include a number of players anxious to put the Super Six behind them and find a bit of form prior to heading to Sri Lanka.

Shane Bond, Lou Vincent, Matthew Sinclair, Chris Nevin, White Fern Mia Lewis and former NZC chief executive Martin Snedden will star for the NZC team.

They'll be up against a Parliamentarian's side packed with natural talent including Ashraf Choudhary, Paul Swain, Brian Donnelly, Larry Baldock, John Carter, Edwin Perry and John Tamihere.

Speaker of the House the Rt Hon Jonathan Hunt will umpire.

The game is being played to launch the New Zealand Community Trust's sponsorship of the NZC secondary schools and club development programme and it is hoped it will become an annual enounter.

Whoever emerges victorious, one thing is for sure ? cricket will be the winner.

The 30-over a side match starts at 1pm, Sunday 13 April at the top ground at Wellington College.

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