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Harry bowled over at presentation of Bunbury cricket chair at Hillers

Correspondent 3rd Apr, 2018 Updated: 3rd Apr, 2018

A SPECIAL state-of-the-art cricket chair was unveiled last week.

Cricket fanatic Harry Dyke oversaw the design of what is though to be the first cricket chair of its kind in the UK.

The chair was unveiled at Hillers Farm Shop near Alcester by the world renowned actor and Bafta award winner David Bradley, who recently starred in Game of Thrones.

Harry, aged 22, said: “Me and my parents thought of David Bradley as soon as the idea came along due to his connection with the hit series and we were absolutely delighted with his enthusiasm towards the project and thank him for being so supportive.”

The project took five months to conceive and over 70 hours of work went into making the dream become a reality.

Master craftsman Ian Heslop was tasked with making the chair a reality and he crafted it entirely from Oak and Gunn and Moore bats, who kindly sponsored the project.

“Gunn and Moore have been sponsors of the Bunburys Cricket Team since its inception in 1986, and both organisers Peter Wright and Richard Harris are absolutely delighted with the final design,” said Harry.

“I would also like to thank my Parents for all the support they have shown towards the project.”

The chair has since been sent down to London and presented to David English CBE, Bunbury Cricket Club Founder and former manager of the Bee Gees and Eric Clapton.

The Bunbury Charity, of which Harry is a member of , has now raised over £17 Million for 100 different causes

The Bunbury Under-15 Cricket Festival has discovered 905 first class cricketers and 88 past England internationals, Including nine of the 11 currently playing in New Zealand.

To find out more about the Bunbury Cricket Club visit www.bunburycricket.co.uk .

The Bunbury festival is the largest and most prestigious Cricket schools competition in the UK.

The best 52 cricketers in the country compete in a round robin competition with the best 11 from the week picked for further training at the EDP (England Development programme) at Loughborough University.

The 32nd Bunbury festival will be held at Millfield School, Somerset from August 5-10.

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