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Comedian Johnny Vegas is going to renew rivalry with St Helens Rugby League legend Paul Sculthorpe MBE as they will compete against each other and then take on an impressive line up of St Helens finest celebrities for the Bartons Pickles Crown Green Celebrity Challenge.

Vegas and Scully first clashed at Ping Pong that took place at Andy Reid's Cinema Bar with Scully just coming out the victor with a narrow 21-18 victory. Vegas promised he would extract revenge and thrown down the gauntlet to the man of steel. The noble art of crown green bowling with profits from the event going to The Steve Prescott Foundation.

Martin Blondel general manager of the SPF said "The ping pong event was hilarious both Johnny & Scully took it serious but also managed to entertain the crowd. We are elated that we are once supported by Bartons Pickles who have been established in St Helens since 1905. The crown green challenge is going to be fantastic, we have a plethora of celebrities ready to take on the public and Vegas & Scully. I anticipate a huge demand for entries into the competition! There is going to be no finer place for all the familly to celebrate Fathers Day than Ruskin Sportsground"

Here are the details of the Day:

  • Vegas v Scully Round Two
  • Event held at Ruskin Drive Sportsground St Helens Fathers Day 21st June 1200 - 1800
  • Crown Green Bowling Celebrity Challenge open to 64 members of the public.
  • £10 Entry Free per adult £5 per child under 16
  • 64 participants will play down to last 16 were they will be drawn out with a celebrity partner to play doubles down to a winner.
  • Winner to receive a Trophy, SPF Goody Bag and a signed cardboard cut out of Johnny Vegas used for the PR of the event.
  • Free Entry to the Mountain Monkeys Archery competition, winner will receive a Trophy & SPF Goody Bag.
  • Celebrities to include Johnny Vegas,Paul Sculthorpe, Paul Wellens, Mark Flanagan, Louis McCarthy Scarsbrook, Tommy Martyn, Mike Rush, Martin Murray, George Riley, Andy Reid, Danny Sculthorpe, Paul Loughlin, Lee Briers and friends of Johnny Vegas
  • Entertainment for all the family including Kids Disco, Reefs Reptiles Show, Bouncy Castles, Bungee Run, Water Zorb, Inflatable Snowboard, Raffle, Tombola, Face Painting, Mountain Monkeys Archery.
  • Hosted by Top Comedian & MC Pete Emmett
  • Free Entry for spectators
  • To enter online please make a £10 per person donation to or £15 for Dad & Lad and quote JV Bowls.
  • All entrants to sign in from 12 noon to no later than 12.15
  • Entries offline to made at Ruskin Leisure Gymnasium
  • For further information email or contact Martin Blondel 07971792859

Other Activities include:

  • Mountain Monkeys Archery which includes a competition.
  • Salus Zorbs and Inflatables - Water Zorbs, Bungee Runs, Bouncy Castles and Snowboarding
  • Reefs Reptiles Show
  • Disco Inferno Mini Disco from 1400 - 1800
  • Face Painting
  • Gourmet BBQ with Bartons Pickles