David Gower is one of England cricket’s finest captains and players. Often described as one of the most stylish left-handed batsmen of all time, Gower played 117 Test matches and 114 One Day Internationals (ODI) scoring 8,231 and 3,170 runs, respectively. He is England’s 6th highest capped test player and 4th highest test run scorer of all time.
Since retiring from playing cricket David has worked as a broadcaster and journalist for over 20 year; until very recently David’s main job was to present and commentate on SKY’s coverage of international cricket. David spent 5 years as a commentator for BBC TV, also presenting Gower’s Cricket Monthly, and David Gower’s Cricket Weekly on Radio 5. During this time David was team captain opposite Gary Lineker on BBC TV’s hit show “They Think It’s All Over”. After 2 years as the Sunday Express cricket correspondent, and 2 more as a columnist for the Sunday Telegraph he then wrote a well-received column for the Sunday Times for 10 years.
Host for the evening is another English Cricket legend Graham Gooch who was one of the most prolific run makers top-flight cricket has ever seen. Graham will take a nostalgic look back on David’s illustrious career with numerous anecdotes along with David’s opinions on the current state of English Cricket and the game in general. David will talk about captaining his national team to victory in the Ashes as well as memories on flying that Tiger Moth over Queensland.
Yarm’s Princess Alexandra Auditorium will be open from 7pm with the main event starting at 8pm. At the half time tea interval there will be a raffle with some great prizes up for grabs. On the night there is also the chance to ask David and Graham lots of questions and to purchase some fantastic sporting memorabilia.
With only a limited number of tickets available and toavoid disappointment it’s important to book now for what promises to be a fantastic night of fun and entertainment for all sport enthusiasts.