Ex-England cricketers Stuart Broad and Harry Gurney are gearing up to welcome guests to a pre-Test dinner at their Leicestershire premium gastro pub this July.

The exclusive event will take place at the Tap & Run in Upper Broughton on Wednesday 17th July 2024 from 5.30pm, ahead of England Men’s eagerly-awaited Test match return to Trent Bridge the following day.

Hosted by youth cricket charity, Lord’s Taverners, the event will be compèred by renowned radio broadcaster Toby Tarrant and will feature both Stuart Broad and Harry Gurney. Toby and other cricket legends will share their insights and views on the upcoming Test match.

Guests can expect lively discussions, Q&A sessions and a chance to mingle with the cricketing greats. Tickets are £125pp, which includes a glass of fizz and canapés on arrival, live music, a meet and greet, a three-course meal with half a bottle of wine per person, entertainment and a live auction.

Stuart Broad and Harry Gurney are the co-owners of The Cat and Wickets Pub Company which currently comprises two premium gastro pubs in Leicestershire, The Griffin Inn in Swithland and The Tap & Run in Upper Broughton.

Harry Gurney, Managing Director at The Cat & Wickets Pub Company, commented: “This event will be a fantastic way to raise money for the Lord’s Taverners, a charity that does marvellous work to empower and positively impact the lives of young people facing the challenges of inequality through cricket. We are really excited to welcome guests to enjoy an evening with Stuart Broad, myself and a whole host of cricket legends.

Stuart Broad added: “This is a chance for guests to experience a truly memorable evening before the England Men’s Test match returns to Trent Bridge. Harry and I can’t wait to meet guests, enjoy a fantastic discussion about the upcoming Test match and support a brilliant charity in the process. It’s going to be a great night!

Kerri Frost, Regional Engagement Manager at the Lord’s Taverners, says: “We are very grateful to Stuart and Harry for hosting this event at their pub, the Tap & Run. It’s such a wonderful space for us to create the perfect Eve of Test dinner, it’s going to be a great evening, and with Toby Tarrant compering, lots of fun too.”

Money raised during the event will continue to support the work of the Lord’s Taverners in the East Midlands, providing free community cricket programmes for young people with a disability and from disadvantaged communities.

Tables are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. To book a table, please visit HERE.

For more information about Tap & Run, or to book a table, please visit the website: www.tapandrun.co.uk

The Tap & Run is located on Main Road, Upper Broughton, Leicestershire, LE14 3BG.