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Former England cricketer Alan Mulally (back third from right) with the Bowerswaine Buzzards team.<br />
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A stunning country estate boasting a cricket pitch that has played host to the sport's greats including legendary batsman Brian Lara has gone on sale for £3 million.<br />
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Nestled in 50 acres of sleepy Dorset countryside, Bowerswaine might look like an unlikely setting for international cricket clashes but thanks to owner Chris Haycock's love of the sport it has been graced by some of the world's top players. <br />
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Sports-mad Chris set about turning part of the grounds of the 18th century house near Blandford into a top quality cricket pitch big enough to host county matches when he moved in in 1994.<br />
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West Indian batsman Lara, considered one of cricket's greatest ever players, was convinced to join Chris's team after he bumped into him at a wedding in the Caribbean.<br />
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Bowerswaine, located in the tiny village of Gussage All Saints, is on the market with Strutt and Parker estate agents for £2,995,000.