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Public test for cricket captain
Australia captain Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting may face a few bouncers from the public
Cricket fans will be able get a close up preview of the forthcoming Ashes series by testing the skills of two of Australia's star players.

Captain Ricky Ponting and wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist will be at the Toast Festival on Clapham Common on Sunday.

Visitors will be able to bowl to the stars in the nets and check their form ahead of the series against England.

Toast is said to be one of the biggest Australasian festivals held in the Northern Hemisphere.

Julia Morris, winner of Timeout Comedian 2004, will host the day.

A qualified coach from the English Cricket Board will be on hand to give expert advice.


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