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Church of England picks cricket team to face Vatican first XI

Tuesday 26th August 2014

Church of England will play the Vatican XI to raise awareness of modern-day slavery.

Archbishop Justin Welby meets the Vatican First XI during his visit to Rome, 15 June 2014.

The Church of England has chosen its team that will face the Vatican XI in a historic cricket match to raise awareness of slavery and human trafficking on 19 September.

The match at Kent County Cricket Club will be used to raise funds for the Anglican-Roman Catholic anti-trafficking initiative, the Global Freedom Network.

Entrance will be free but there will be a bucket collection during the match, which will be followed by a gala dinner to raise further funds.

Taking on the Vatican XI will be:

The Revd Jez Barnes, captain (batsman and slow bowler)
Will Foulger (seam bowler and lower- order batsman)
The Revd Rob Glenny (opening bowler and lower-order batsman)
The Revd Steve Gray (top-order batsman, wicket-keeper)
Jonny Hughes (wicket-keeper and middle- order batsman)
Chris Kennedy (opening batsman and seam bowler)
The Revd Matt Lefroy (bowler)
Chris Lion (top-order batsman and leg-spin bowler)
Rob Oram (batsman)
Jim Robinson (middle-order batsman)
John Summers (middle-order batsman)
Andy Watkins (seam bowler and middle- order batsman)

Read more about the team on the Church Times website

Read more about the Global Freedom Network 

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