Match ball for Lincolnshire’s international cricket game involving England and Pakistan’s women will be parachuted onto pitch by RAF Falcons display team

The RAF Falcons display team in action. Photo supplied.
The RAF Falcons display team in action. Photo supplied.

The match ball for Lincolnshire’s first-ever international cricket match will be parachuted to the pitch from 12,000 feet in the air.

The RAF Falcons will perform a fly-over and parachute display, with match ball in hand, during the 1st July international women’s cricket match between England and Pakistan.

Soaring overhead in a Grand Caravan at an altitude of over two miles, the ten-person RAF Falcon parachute display team will dive to the pitch from the sky with coloured smoke blowing from their legs.

Stacked one above the other and only a mere five to ten foot gap between each, the parachuters will free-fall to the ground before landing and presenting the match ball.

Coun Adam Grist, Portfolio Holder for Culture, Leisure and Tourism in East Lindsey, said: “The international cricket match in Louth is an important milestone for sport in Lincolnshire, and having the RAF on-hand to get the match started is the perfect way to get fans excited for a world-class match between two of women’s sports’ best teams.

“Lincolnshire is known internationally as ‘Bomber County’, so what better way to deliver the match ball than as part of an aerial display!”

The women’s cricket match between England and Pakistan is set to begin at 10.45am at the London Road Pavilion – home of Louth Cricket Club.

Tickets for the match are available by calling 0845 674 0505, visiting www.embassytheatre.co.uk, or stopping in at any East Lindsey sports facility.