Evening with cricket’s odd couple will bowl you over

Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew. CREDIT: Gareth Copley
Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew. CREDIT: Gareth Copley
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While the nation’s cricketing history has had its highs and lows our passion for the game of wickets, bails and sixes does not seem to have waned.

This year marks the 132nd anniversary of the first historic Ashes rivalry with our Australian counterparts. Despite defeat in the 2013/14 season English spirits will undoubtedly be high when they march out across the grass and vie once again to beat the antipodean invaders back beyond the boundaries next year.

To celebrate last season’s Ashes clashes later this month popular cricket commentators Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew will take to the Mayflower Theatre stage on Monday, September 22.

Having played to packed houses in London, Nottingham, Manchester and Newcastle, the original odd couple have amazed and enthralled both devotees of the game and non-cricket lovers alike with their hilarious stories and quick-fire wit and now, due to popular demand, the pair return for another exclusive run.

Boycott and Agnew will debate hot topics as England rebuild their team, management and shattered confidence. Boycott will give his usual no-nonsense views on cricket and life in general while the audience can tweet Agnew live with their own questions and the show will be fun, fiery and full of surprises.

The production is being run in association with the Professional Cricketers Association and will be raising money for the organisation’s Benevolent Fund.

An Evening with Boycott and Aggers takes place at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on Monday, September 22 at 7.30pm.

Tickets priced £23 - £25 are available now call 02380 711811 or visit mayflower.org.