It’s not just the overs visitors to Wivenhoe Cricket Club will be bowled over by this weekend.

That’s because the club is once again hosting a special family music festival.

On Sunday, the Rectory Road ground will be buzzing with live music from local favourites, The Landed and The Toilers. Colne Radio will be acting as DJ between the live sets, while there will also be a bouncy castle, face painting, food stalls and a beer and prosecco tent.

The fun starts at 1pm with tickets priced £5 and under 14s allowed in for free.

A week later on Sunday, July 29, the Wivenhoe club will host an Under 15s county cricket match as Essex U/15s take on Kent U/15s.

Then on the Tuesday, its annual cricket week begins with a cricket match and a darts competition in the evening. Entry for the darts is £10 and there’s a winner’s prize of £300 up for grabs. Besides a week of cricket and more live music, there’s a race night on Thursday, August 2, being held in conjunction with the Robin Cancer Trust, a Wivenhoe-based charity set up in the memory of Robin Freeman who lost his battle with a rare form of testicular aged just 24 in 2011.

The club’s famous President’s Day marquee lunch takes place on Saturday, August 4, as the 1st XI entertain Woolpit in a Two Counties Division 1 League match.

Popular Colchester cover band, Cushti will bring the curtain down on the week later that evening.

Tickets for the music festival are on sale from Wivenhoe Cricket Club, Michaels Property Consultants, Horse and Groom pub and the Premier store in Wivenhoe.

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