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Bloxham Set to Host England Cricket Legend at Charity Event

England cricketing legend David Gower OBE is coming to Bloxham on Wednesday 22nd November to give an 'Eve of Ashes' talk in support of the Banbury Young Homelessness Project (BYHP) as part of the ‘BYHP Presents’ series.

David was a World Ranking No 1 cricketer and England captain whose first class career stretched from 1975 to 1993. He was one of our most naturally gifted batsmen ever, and is still the fourth highest test match run scorer for England totaling 8231 runs, including 18 centuries, and played alongside the likes of Ian Botham, Geoffrey Boycott and Bob Willis. He has since forged a successful career in broadcasting and journalism and is now the face of Sky TV’s Test Match coverage.

‘BYHP Presents’ hosted a highly successful Antarctic Evening with BBC presenter Peter Gibbs last year. That event was a sell-out and helped raised valuable funds for the charity to continue its work with local youngsters, who are either homeless or at risk of becoming so, through counselling, family mediation and teaching job skills as well as providing housing advice.

Bloxham School are hosting this event on the evening before the first Test begins in Brisbane, just a few hours later. The event will be sponsored by Wellers but other sponsors are also being sought.

Drinks will be available from 7pm with a talk at 7.30pm on the prospects for the Ashes series and the key people to look out for. A Q&A session will follow.

Tickets are priced at £20 for adults and £10 for children. To purchase tickets, please click here.