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Scouting For Girls to play England cricket team at Lord's

Scouting For Girls

Story by Jack Foley

SCOUTING For Girls are to pit their wits against the England cricket team ahead of their Ashes tournament in Australia this year.

The batting face/off takes place on Thursday, September 23, 2010, in the nets at Lord’s, ‘the home of cricket’, when Roy Stride and co will play against some of the best cricketers in the world.

The band are huge cricket fans and are passionate about encouraging the next generation of great cricket players.

Roy Stride, lead singer of Scouting For Girls, commented: “We are honoured to play the England team at Lord’s – it is the stuff that childhood dreams are made of. We love every level of cricket, it’s a fantastic sport that anyone can play, and we would encourage anyone to get involved.

“We’ve loved the game since we started playing at school, since then we’ve done much more spectating than playing so we look forward to humiliating ourselves in front of the best bowlers in the world!”

In other Scouting For Girls news, the band release their new single, Don’t Want To Leave You, on October 11, 2010.

The band have also made sure they kept to their word as ambassadors of the Wellchild charity.

In late August, they took to the busy roads on chopper bikes to do a sponsored ride from London to Brighton Pier, with all raised funds going to the charity.

Enduring 60 miles on second-hand bikes bought from eBay with little to no training Roy, Greg and Pete raised over £20,000 – and that was despite a busy tour schedule which saw them play a number of festivals!