Brighton Cricket Nights: John Barclay in conversation
Brighton, Grand Central (next to the railway station). Wednesday November 24. Early Bird ticket + book offer £15. Early Bird tickets only are £12/£10 for concessions. Please click through for tickets.
We are thrilled to welcome John Barclay, the former Sussex captain, as our first guest in a new series of cricket conversation nights at the Grand Central, next to Brighton station.
John is our guest on Wednesday 24 November, belatedly celebrating the paperback launch of his acclaimed memoir, ‘Life Beyond the Airing Cupboard’.
John is also the author of The Appeal of the Championship, the diary of Sussex’s 1982 season, when the side, under his captaincy, narrowly missed out on winning the County Championship for the first time in its history. Both books evoke the world of county cricket in the 1970s and 1980s beautifully, a time when John played alongside greats of the game including Tony Greig and Imran Khan and against a who’s who of international stars.
John is a charming and highly entertaining speaker who has seen cricket from all sides and at all levels over the last half century and we hope you can join us for what is sure to be a very enjoyable evening. John will be in conversation with Duncan Steer, former editor of Spin cricket magazine. There will be a chance to ask your own questions.
True tales of English cricket in the 80s
February 3 2022. OSO Arts Centre, Barnes, London SW13 0LF. Tickets £15 on sale From December 3
We are delighted to welcome Derek Pringle to OSO Arts on Barnes Pond. His book, ‘Pushing the Boundaries: English cricket in the 80s’ is a must-read account of one of the England team’s most colourful (if only intermittently successful) decades.
Alongside his touring adventures with Botham, Boycott, Gower, Randall and co, Pringle was also a key part of Keith Fletcher and Graham Gooch’s Essex team that dominated county cricket; his book recalls eye-opening experiences at home and abroad, both on and off the field, a young sportsman’s life recalled with a writer’s eye for detail. Sometimes hilarious, always revealing, the book ends with England’s run to the 1992 World Cup final.
Join us in Barnes on February 3 2022 as we discuss the book and all matters arising.
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