CRICKET: Test ace Herschelle Gibbs will be a star attraction as lashings visit Woodhall Spa

Star attraction: Former South African batting ace Herschelle Gibbs  who is set to spearhead a big-=name Lashings line-up at Woodhall spa on Monday
Star attraction: Former South African batting ace Herschelle Gibbs who is set to spearhead a big-=name Lashings line-up at Woodhall spa on Monday
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South African batting sensation Herschelle Gibbs should bring the crowds flocking to Jubilee Park in Woodhall Spa next Tuesday.

Gibbs is just one of several big-name stars included in a star-studded Lashings XI which will take on Woodhall’s first team in what promises to be a cracking limited overs contest, starting at 2pm.

One of the most controversial cricketers of his generation, Gibbs has already tweeted Woodhall officials - saying he can’t wait to play at Jubilee Park.

With the likes of Azhar Mahmood, Adam Hollioake, Devon Malcolm, Corey Collimore, Saqlain Mushtaq, Ed Giddens, Wasim Jaffer and Phil DeFreitas, also set to play, a massive crowd is almost guaranteed.

Woodhall skipper Jack Luffman said: “It promises to be a brilliant day and hopefully, we’ll attract a huge crowd.

“It’s not every day you get to see players of the calibre of Herschelle Gibbs in action.”

Woodhall have been planning for the fixture for several weeks.

The event is being sponsored by Crowders and the 35-overs-side contest will be the undoubted highlight.

Prior to the game, a junior coaching clinic will take place at the ground before the players and corporate guests enjoy a three course lunch in a marquee.

Match day ground tickets are also available prior to the day, or on the gate.

However, the club is advising spectators to arrive early to be certain of securing a prime vantage spot on the boundary edge.

The last time the All Stars visited Woodhall the crowds were dazzled by a stylish 100 from India’s Wasam Jaffar - and a bludgeoning ton from England’s Chris Schofield.

Gibbs, though, could top even that.

In 90 Test appearances for South Africa he scored more than 6,000 runs at an average of 41.

He also made 248 one-day appearances and his often swashbuckling style brought him 8,094 runs at an average of almost 37 - and a host of headlines,