The Lashings World XI have combined with the famous Barmy Army to launch their Hall of Fame and deliver a series of events featuring the inductees, to celebrate the Army's 25th Anniversary.
Beginning in Barbados during the upcoming West Indies tour, legends of English cricket will be inducted into our Barmy Hall of Fame as a way of thanking them for the many years of joy they have brought The Barmy Army.
The Barmy Army and Lashings World XI will be collaborating on the Hall of Fame and various other event types, raising funds for Lords Taverners Wicketz Programme in the process.
The first inductee is all-time Barmy Army legend, Darren Gough, who took 229 Test wickets for England, including a famous hat-trick at the SCG in 1999.
Goughie was the most successful bowler during our first Ashes tour in 1994/95, so it seems appropriate that he is the first inductee to The Barmy Army Hall of Fame! The event will be held on 25th January 2019, Day 3 of the Test and will feature a chat show style interview with Goughie followed by audience Q and A.
Lashings Director David Fitzgerald said: “We're delighted to be announced as the Barmy Army's official events partner for 2019 and we’re particularly excited about the Hall of Fame concept. We're really looking forward to organising and hosting these events.”
It’s set to be a hectic 2019 for Lashings. In addition to playing an ever-increasing number of matches around the country, Fitzgerald and his fellow director Scott Charlton will also be hosting a series of “An Evening With”
nights with a succession of sporting legends, plus a number of dinner functions.
The link-up with the Barmy Army is the result of months of discussions behind the scenes with Charlton, Fitzgerald and their co-director Peter Lampkin.“We’re all thrilled by the partnership and we’re looking to build on the success we had in raising money for good causes in 2018,” Fitzgerald said. “We’re looking forward to helping support the Lords Taverners Wicketz Programme in 2019, as well as other superb causes such as our official charity partner Macmillan Caring Locally.
Barmy Army Managing Director, Chris Millard, can’t wait for the programme to get underway. “We are extremely excited about the prospect of holding these VIP events with many of our cricketing heroes”.
You can visit the Barmy Army's Official Website here.