England’s Alistair Cook to bring cricketing talents to Chichester

England ODI captain and Test batting sensation Alastair Cook will be in Chichester later this month.

Cook will visit Game Set & Match from 1pm to 2.30pm on Sunday, August 26, two days before he leads the team into a one-day clash with South Africa at the Ageas Bowl in neighbouring Hampshire.

Cook is likely to meet many young and old players from the district.

There will be a question-and-answer session for young players to share in Cook’s experience and talent. And there will be time for pictures and autographs with a high-profile player well-recognised not only in the cricketing world but globally for his charity work.

Cook is England ODI captain and has secured the No2 spot in the England batting order alongside Test captain Andrew Strauss and has been scoring consistently in this position for many years.

He made his Test debut in 2006 in India after captaining England’s under-19s for a year. In his opening Test he scored a memorable 60 and his first England 100. Since then Cook has gone from strength to strength.

Attaining visits from such class players underlines how far GS&M has come - from a little shop in Oving Road 17 years ago to a major retailer, based on the Quarry Lane indsustrial estate, supplying to many sports clubs in the area.

England women’s captain Charlotte Edwards proved a popular draw at the same venue earlier this year.

As a result of limited space, tickets are being sold. They’re £5 per person. Call 01243 538800 or email info@gsam.co.uk