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Pro for a Day Winner in Practice Session

The winner of Durham County Cricket Club's Pro for a Day competition will get his first taste of being a professional cricketer when he takes part in a training session ahead of his Durham debut on Wednesday.

Alastair Gibson, from Morpeth, won the chance to play for Durham against Lashings World XI on Wednesday and will take part in a training session with the second team tomorrow at 10.30am.

Training as a professional cricketer will prepare Alastair for what lies ahead in Wednesday's game when he takes on some of the world's greatest cricketers including Brian Lara, Shoaib Akthar and Sir Viv Richards.

Tickets can still be bought in advance for collection on the day. Adults £10 (£12 on the day) and U18s £5. Call the Ticket Hotline on 0191 387 1717. Play starts at 1.00pm.

Expected Lashings World XI team: Brian Lara (West Indies), Stuart Williams (West Indies), Sherwin Campbell (West Indies), Grant Flower (Zimbabwe), Richie Richardson (West Indies), Jimmy Adams (West Indies), Chris Harris (New Zealand), Viv Richards (West Indies), Junior Murray (West Indies), Shoaib Akthar (Pakistan), Mohamed Akram (Pakistan), Stuart Carlisle (Zimbabwe)

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