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Arsenal legend visits Essex County Cricket Club

Tony Adams visits Essex CCC Credit: Essex CCC

Former Arsenal star Tony Adams was a special guest at Essex County Cricket Club.

The former centre half - who notched more than 600 games for the London giants - visited the County Ground in Chelmsford to talk about his career and his work with the Sporting Chance Clinic.

Adams went public with his battle with alcoholism in the 1990s - he founded the clinic in 2000 to help other sportsmen and women with addiction or mental health.

Just before Christmas it was announced that his work at the clinic had earned him the role of President of the Rugby Football League.

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Cricket World Cup comes to Luton as 100-day countdown continues

The Cricket World Cup trophy was in Luton on Wednesday helping promoting sport in the community. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's just under 100 days before the 2019 World Cup gets underway and for once, England will start as favourites.

It has all been about the importance of cricket in the community with a competition taking place in Luton on Wednesday with youngsters representing the different World Cup nations taking part.

Former England cricket Devon Malcolm was on hand with cricketing tips for the children taking part.

  • Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Sports Correspondent Donovan Blake

Cricket gets the walking treatment to widen access to the sport

One of the first 'walking' cricket clubs in Britain has opened in Bedford. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Cricket is the latest sport to get the 'walking' treatment to open up the game to a wider group of players.

It is played at a slightly more leisurely pace and is meant for over 50s both experienced and beginner.

It can provide a lower impact way of staying active and avoiding injuries.

The walking cricket club in Bedford is one of the first in the country and joins the walking netball and hockey clubs that are also hosted there.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Graham Stothard from the John Bunyan Sports Centre in Bedford
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