Talent shone both on and off the pitch

David English CBE poses with students of Tring Park School at The Bunburys charity cricket match in Tring
David English CBE poses with students of Tring Park School at The Bunburys charity cricket match in Tring

STARS of the present came out in force for a charity cricket match to raise money for the stars of the future.

Harry Potter actors Alfie Enoch and James and Oliver Phelps as well as football’s Mick Harford and cricket’s Devon Malcolm were among the famous faces of the Bunburys cricket team who took on Tring Park All Stars on Sunday.

More than 150 people attended the event at Tring Park Cricket Club and helped raise £11,000 for Tring Park performing arts school.

The talented students treated guests to a performance of songs from the musical Hairspray and it encouraged them to donate cash for the school’s £10 million development, which will include a 375-seat theatre.

Principal Stefan Anderson thanked former Bee Gees manager David English CBE for bringing his team of showbiz players to support the school.

Mr English, whose son David Jnr is a pupil at Tring Park, founded the Bunburys charity cricket team 25 years ago and so far the celebrity sports set-up has raised £15 million for a variety of good causes.

He said: “It was a wonderful way to celebrate 25 years and making £15 million for charity. What a fun-filled day, we can’t wait to come back next year.”