Cricket Club’s special dinner guest

Voice of Cricket Jonathan Agnew will be the guest speaker at Caistor Cricket Club’s Sportman’s Dinner at Forest Pines near Brigg on April 15.

The event is sure to excite cricket followers locally in the wake of this winter’s ashes success down under.

Jonathan Agnew has for 20 years been the lead voice of Radio 4’s Test Match Special commentary team.

A product of Uppingham School, he made his name as a fast bowler for Leicestershire and later made three test appearances for England.

He worked in local radio during the winter months for BBC Radio Leicester, before retiring early from cricket to take up the full-time appointment of BBC Radio cricket correspondent.

He famously was part of the well documented ‘leg over’ incident when he giggled on air with his legendary mentor Brian Johnston.

The on-air incident has been voted “the greatest piece of sporting commentary ever” in a BBC poll.

Tickets are available from Reg Percival on 01652 678839 at £35 a head for the event, which includes a three course dinner.

Practice sessions for the club are underway at Caistor Yarborough School nets on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9pm.

These sessions include six weeks of indoor cricket matches and coaching by local coach Neil Wheeler, who has also been working with the club’s juniors over the winter. Net sessions will follow.

The club is holding a race night on March 25 at the Pavilion. Race Cards can be purchased from Wes Allison on 07533 254058.

The season will start with a friendly fixture on Sunday April 17. The Lincolnshire League season starts on Saturday April 23.

Plans to construct new and improved changing rooms at the pavilion have been given the go-ahead by Caistor Town Council.