Matthew Hoggard, ex-England cricketer;

International cricketing legend, Matthew Hoggard, will help the Optimists Cricket Club celebrate one of their most successful seasons by joining them at the Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday 19 January 2019 at the Hotel Parc Belair in Luxembourg-Belair from 19:00.

The Optimists Cricket Club was founded in Luxembourg just over 40 years ago and has thrived ever since. With over 100 members and an ever-growing Juniors Cricket programme, the Optimists Cricket Club has gone from strength to strength within that period.

2018 was a stellar year: the 1st XI won the Belgian Cricket Federation League 2, the 2nd XI won their pool in League 5 and the Club also won the Belgian T20 competition for the first time.

To celebrate this success, the Optimists CC will be hosting their anniversary Awards Dinner at the Hotel Parc Belair on Saturday week, 19 January. Ex-England Cricketer, Matthew Hoggard will be giving a speech and answering questions from the audience afterwards as well as the presenting the various awards to the winners.

A raffle will be held with 1st prize being two ticket to Lords Cricket Ground in London to watch a World Cup match between South Africa vs Pakistan in June 2019, with all profits going to Tricentenaire ASBL in Walferdange. The Tricentenarie work hard to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities in Luxembourg and the Optimists Cricket Club are proud to be supporting them.

There are still tickets available at €55 each (€40 for students). If you would like to attend what will be a fantastic evening, contact Richard Neale by email:

The event is sponsored by: Mercedes-Benz Luxembourg, FundRock, Aztec Financial Services, Talisman Individual Executive Protection, Redbridge Recruitment and Executive Partners.