Masaai Warriors cricket tour set for T20 match at Belvoir Cricket Club

The Masaai Warriors have converted traditional skills to use on the cricket field EMN-180822-131300002
The Masaai Warriors have converted traditional skills to use on the cricket field EMN-180822-131300002
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The famous Maasai Cricket Warriors are to play a T20 match against the backdrop of Belvoir Castle as part of a UK tour.

The tourists will take on a Duchess of Rutland XI at Belvoir Cricket Club, Knipton, on Wednesday (2pm start) and all are welcome.

Tours have taken the team to South Africa and Australia EMN-180822-131250002

Tours have taken the team to South Africa and Australia EMN-180822-131250002

The Warriors play in their traditional clothing of blood red shukas and bright, beaded necklaces to symbolise and promote the positive aspects of their culture and Kenya.

The Maasai, formed in 2007, have played internationally in the UK, Australia and South Africa and use their fame and love of cricket to campaign on a range of issues.

The Duchess XI will be selected by former Notts and England A cricketer Darren Bicknell the who now leads sport and education charity the Belvoir Cricket and Countryside Trust.

He said: “We are delighted to be staging this special game and support such a great cause. It promises to be an amazing day.”

The Warriors use cricket tours to promote awareness of serious issues in their homeland EMN-180822-131312002

The Warriors use cricket tours to promote awareness of serious issues in their homeland EMN-180822-131312002

A fundraising dinner will be held in the castle following the match.

The tour is being hosted by the Mojatu Foundation and Nottingham Trent University, and will also see the Warriors taking part in a programme of cultural events and school visits.