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England’s Test Series with the West Indies will celebrate key workers within cricket — including Newark R&M's Chris Tall




A Newark cricketer will feature on Stuart Broad’s shirt during England’s #raisethebatseries against the West Indies.

England’s Test Series with the West Indies will celebrate key workers within cricket, who have selflessly helped to drive the country’s response to the covid-19 pandemic.

Newark R&M 1sts v Farndon 1sts. Celebration for Farndon as Michael Stakhouse is out. (15083943)
Newark R&M 1sts v Farndon 1sts. Celebration for Farndon as Michael Stakhouse is out. (15083943)

The series, which began yesterday, was named the #raisethebat Test Series and players have worn training shirts bearing the names of keyworkers in their honour — and Newark R&M’s Chris Tall will feature on the Nottinghamshire star’s shirt.

Tall, a committed coach, player and parent at the club, is also a care worker for vulnerable adults with learning disabilities in a Newark and Sherwood residential unit.

He said he frequently worked night shifts and, like his fellow key workers, has been called upon to go above and beyond in these exceptionally testing times.

Luc Chignell, chairman of Newark R&M Cricket Club, said: “Chris has been an instrumental part of the club for some time, but the current crisis has really brought home the challenges of the crucial work he does in his day job.

“I am immensely proud of Chris and all our keyworkers at the club, who deserve our thanks and recognition for everything they do in the interests of looking after people and keeping them safe.

“I know Chris has always dreamed about featuring in an England Test Series and Stuart Broad is the perfect partner.”


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