Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 15:26

The annual cricket match between the People and Gardens vegetable growing group and the Eden Project is due to take place for the fourth time on Sunday September 7 at St. Austell Cricket Club.

The 20-over match will be the latest in a series of hotly-contested bouts at the venue, which will be renamed the “Vegetable Bowl” for the day.

The event is a fundraiser for People and Gardens, a project which gives people with physical and emotional impairments the opportunity to learn all aspects of growing and selling vegetables, while developing their confidence levels too.

The community interest company runs a vegetable bag scheme, which offers a fortnightly bag of top-quality produce, available for £13 for a large bag or £10 for a small one.

The People and Gardens team are keen cricketers and play every lunch time at their base at Eden’s Watering Lane Nursery near Pentewan under the watchful eye of their coach Bill Simpson.

Bill, who is also the Development Manager at People and Gardens, said: “The team and I are really excited to be playing against the Eden guys for the fourth year running.

“In past years everyone has always had a great time and playing in the lovely surroundings of St. Austell Cricket Club in front of what we hope will be a good crowd really helps build their confidence.”

As well as cricket, there will be a barbecue, bar, stalls and games. Entry and parking is free with an optional donation to People and Gardens. The club will open at 1pm and the first ball is due to be bowled at 2pm.