Frank Bruno: New date announced
The date of Frank Bruno’s appearance at Lashings Sports Bar has changed from 30th November 2017 to January 11th 2018. Frank has apologised to his fans and is disappointed but the switch is for reasons totally out of his personal control. However he looks forward to seeing all his Maidstone fans and Lashings sponsors in January. Lashings will be contacting all ticket holders shortly. All tickets remain valid but refunds will be offered. Anyone wishing to purchase tickets for this new date should keep visiting this website for news. Frank will be appearing at Lashings to talk about his new book, a truthful and definitive account of his mental health issues and how he came through his illness, rebuilt his life and and restored the relationship with his family. Frank tells of the new fight he has now embarked on to try and help people with conditions like the one he suffers from. He also tells of the heartbreak of recently losing his mum, who was a tower of strength in the darkest days. Frank’s book also sees him reflect on having to say goodbye to two of the people who had the biggest impact on his career: his idol Muhammed Ali and beloved friend Harry Carpenter. Let Me Be Frank is also an opportunity for Frank to reflect on his remarkable boxing career – 2017 is 35 years on from the day he first stepped in the ring. So the book revisits some of the highlights of Frank’s career. Frank also speaks about his belief that boxing needs to do more to support fighters who develop mental health problems in the ring – and reveals how he is in the process of setting up a foundation to help use non-contact sport to rescue people from their illnesses. As soon as tickets go back on sale, call 01622 755030, email bookings@lashings.co.uk or visit the Lashings Sports Bar in Maidstone. We're open till 6am every night!

Book us now for 2018!

Lashings are now taking bookings for the 2018 season. If you'd like to experience the thrill of seeing world-class cricketers at your cricket club get in touch. It's a lot easier than you think and there's no fee involved. We'll play you anywhere from your village green to Lord's. To find out more click here for our brochure, email events@lashings.co.uk or call Dave Fitzgerald on 07846 947397.

O'Brien anchors final day win for Lashings

Lashings concluded another hugely successful season on Friday with a 44-run victory over Bamford Fieldhouse. It wasn't entirely straightforward for Lashings and their innings got off to the wort possible start when skipper Chris Schofield (right) was caught behind for a duck. Wickets continued to fall but Niall O'Brien anchored the innings with a knock of 71 as Lashings went on to post 145-9. If that looked like a relatively low score, compared to some of the totals rattled up this year, it was too much for the hosts, who batted out their 20 overs but struggled to 36-3 at the halfway stage and eventually finished on 101-6. On behalf of everyone involved with Lashings we'd like to say a huge thank to everyone who's played us this season and to everyone who's come along to watch. We hope to see you all again next summer! Click here to find out how YOUR club could host us in 2018.

Lashings Villas open for Irma Evacuees

The Lashings Villas Resort in Jamaica is offering its vacant rooms to UK nationals evacuated to Jamaica to escape Hurricane Irma. The Caribbean has been battered by Irma, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded, with a number of neighbouring islands evacuated, but conditions in Jamaica are relatively benign and the island is a safe haven for those trapped in the region. “We contacted the High Commission in Kingston to let them know we would be happy to help” said Lisa Dunn, manager of the Lashings Villas in Treasure Beach. “Although we are a Jamaican-based company our affiliation with the UK is strong and all of our guests come from UK so we are happy to help with any spare rooms that are not already booked.” One UK national has already taken up the offer and she was able to get on a plane the next day back to UK. Anyone who needs emergency accommodation in Jamaica should email villas@lashings.co.uk. You can also contact us via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
The view from Lashings Villas, Treasure Beach, Jamaica. Click here for more details on Lashings Villas.

Atiq goes on the attack

A high-scoring game at Addingham on Friday saw Lashings beat their hosts by 68 runs. Lashings amassed a huge score from their 20 overs, posting 271-4 which included an unbeaten 131 for our Pakistan international debutant Atiq-uz-Zaman and 71 from Irish legend Niall O'Brien. In reply Addingham made an impressive 158 from 13 overs but by that stage they'd already lost eight wickets and they closed on 203 after some spirited lower order batting. There's just one final chance to catch us in action again this season, so why not join us next Friday at Bamfield Fieldhouse in Lancashire? The T20 action begins at 3.30pm.
The stunning scenery at Addingham Cricket Club, picture by LiveSportsFM

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Lashings defy the rain to raise money for Grenfell

Lashings and the Lords & Commons Cricket Club defied the elements on Tuesday to raise over £5,000 for the victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire. Despite torrential rain at the Upper Latymer Sports Ground in Wood Lane, London, both sides agreed they would play regardless of the conditions. A host of old faces, including Saqlain Mushtaq and Courtney Walsh, joined up with this season's All-Star squad, while the legendary Henry Blofeld provided commentary, alongside Sky Sports' Max Rushden. The result was, as expected, a convincing win for Lashings, although the real triumph was in getting the game on at all. All the money raised from the event will go to the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund. If you missed the match but wish to donate to the fund, click here. The MPs will get a chance to take revenge when the rematch takes place at Broxbourne in August. Lashings next match is this Friday at Dartford, with Shivnarine Chanderpaul due to return after starring for Lancashire in their recent county championship fixture.

Pictures of the Lashings v Lords & Commons match , courtesy of Mike Savage, Kiran Rai and Lashings