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Wolf Blass signs up England and Aussie cricket stars

Published:  28 July, 2013

Leading Australian wine brand, Wolf Blass, helped bring together some of cricket's Ashes heroes of yesteryear at a special...

Leading Australian wine brand, Wolf Blass, helped bring together some of cricket's Ashes heroes of yesteryear at a special Legends Twenty20 match earlier this month, held at the late Sir Paul Getty's private cricket ground, the Wormsley Cricket Club in Oxfordshire.

Two teams of former England and Australia cricket stars, including former England Ashes winning cricket captain, Andrew Strauss, fast bowler Darren Gough and spinner Phil Tufnell took on Australian legends team including fast bowler Jeff Thomson, former Australian captain Kim Hughes and swing bowler Terry Alderman.

They all played a Twenty20 match in front of a crowd of over 1,000 Wolf Blass competition winners.

In keeping with how this summer's Ashes series is going, the game was comfortably won by England with Andrew Strauss, who has been signed up this summer as an ambassador for Wolf Blass, appropriately being named man of the match for scoring 63 runs and taking two wickets.

Andrew Carter, Treasury Wines Estates' managing director of EMEA, said of the game: "This was a fabulous day for all concerned. In such an exciting summer of sport we are delighted to support the biggest and most exciting contest of them all - the Ashes - through Wolf Blass."

As well as hosting the day Treasury Wine Estates also made £10,000 donations to both Australian and England's professional cricket bodies that help cricket players in their retirements.

Wolf Blass' involvement in the Ashes series includes:

  • Broadcast sponsorship of Sky Sports coverage of the Ashes - both this summer's series, and the return in Australia this winter
  • Signing up former Ashes winning England captains Andrew Strauss and Michael Vaughan to act as ambassadors for the brand's cricket sponsorship activity and they can be heard during idents on Sky Sports coverage of the current Test matches.

The Legends teams for the 20/20 game:

England: Mark Ramprakash; Andrew Strauss; Darren Gough; Andrew Caddick; Devon Malcolm; Phil DeFreitas; Phil Tufnell; Gladstone Small; Adam Hollioake; Paul Nixon; Mark Ealham; Alex Tudor.

Australia: Ian Harvey; Damien Martyn; Tom Moody; Jeff Thomson; Kim Hughes; Terry Alderman; Dean Jones; Greg Matthews; Rodney Hogg; Dan Christian.