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Welcome to virtual reality cricket
Fitz joins the crew
THE Lashings All-Stars will be working with the pioneering cricket company Batfast throughout the 2016 season. We'll be showcasing their state-of-the-art cricket simulators at our events and giving fans the chance to experience exactly what their heroes experience when they're out in the middle.
Unlike a bowling machine, BATFAST cricket simulators allow you to experience the real experience of being an International Batsman!
Their precise technology times the ball release exactly in-sync with the bowling actions of the cricketers you are facing on the screen. Cameras flashing, crowds cheering and opposition sledging, they provide the complete package. The key features of their simulators include:
- Delivery speeds of up to 70 mph
- Fully automated, touch screen controlled simulator
- Used with soft balls
- Unique challenges similar to match situations
- Stadium sounds, instant replays and commentary
Lashings MD James Honey-Green said: "We're delighted to have teamed up with Batfast. Their machines are absolutely brilliant. For the first time this summer fans attending Lashings matches will not only get the chance to meet their heroes, they will be able to get a first hand knowledge of what it feels like to be an international cricketer."
Runish Gudhka, Head of Business Development at Batfast, said, "We are extremely excited to work with an established and well reputed brand like the Lashings All Stars that have to delivered highest quality of entertainment to cricket fans. Values very similar to ours. We hope we can make Lashings events even bigger and more memorable this year."
For more information on Bafast, visit their website www.batfast.com or their gallery on www.batfast.com/gallery
THE Lashings matchday crew will be bolstered by comedian Dave "Fitz" Fiztgerald this year.
In an entertainment career spanning over 20 years, Fitz has both performed in and produced hundreds of events across the UK.
After initially making his name on the cabaret scene, Fitz has developed a reputation as an excellent MC on the sporting speaker circuit. having worked alongside the likes of Paul Merson, Graeme Souness, Lee Sharpe, Ray Parlour and Harry Redknapp. In addition, Fitz was, for 7 years, the match Hospitality Host at AFC Bournemouth.
Outside of his MC commitments, Fitz is busy in his role as Tour Director of “The Gag Show” touring comedy club – producing comedy nights across the country.
CHRIS Matthews, the only professional boxer in Maidstone, won his third fight when he defeated Gyuala Tallosi of Hungary, on Saturday night at Medway Park.
Chris, a 21-year-old super-featherweight sponsored by Lashings, had his opponent on the canvas in round two, although the referee ruled it a slip rather than a knock-down. In the third Matthews connected with a great punch that sent Tallosi's gum shield flying across the ring.
He had the edge throughout and was rewarded with a 39-37 points victory.