A FAMOUS ex-England cricket captain is set to open the new Sulhamstead & Ufton Cricket Club pavilion in West Berkshire next week.

Sir Andrew Strauss MBE will be formally opening the refurbished and extended pavilion which was originally built 30 years ago.

The former England cricket captain has been campaigning for people who have had a cough for three weeks or more to get checked out after losing his wife to cancer.

The former England cricket captain described his wife Ruth as “unbelievably fit and healthy” and saying she had never smoked cigarettes before being diagnosed with lung cancer in early 2018.

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Ruth died on December 29, 2018. She was 46-years-old and mother to two children, then aged 10 and 13.

Andrew Strauss launched The Ruth Strauss Foundation in memory of his wife Ruth to provide emotional support for families to prepare for the death of a parent.

The foundation also raises awareness of the need for more research & collaboration in the fight against non-smoking lung cancer.

In light of his visit on Sunday, July 11, Sulhampstead and Ufton Cricket Club is hoping to raise £2,000 towards the foundation in her name.

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Sir Andrew will be at the ground during a match between 2pm and 4pm and will draw raffle prizes, sign cricket bats and meet players, volunteers and benefactors.

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