Jonathan Agnew to talk cricket

Jonathan Agnew
Jonathan Agnew

Test Match Special commentator Jonathan Agnew will be speaking about his life in cricket at Clitheroe’s Grand Theatre on October 8.

The evening at the Grand will be a must for all cricket fans and comes just weeks after the end of the England versus Australian Ashes series.

Agnew joined the Test Match Special team in 1991, taking over from the late Christopher Martin Jenkins.

Agnew’s leg-over wicket comment on Test Match Special, made to fellow commentator Brian Johnston in 1991, provoked giggling fits during a live broadcast and saw listener reaction from across the world.

The on-air incident has been voted ‘the greatest sporting commentary ever’ in a BBC poll.

“There will be plenty to talk about so soon after the Ashes,” promised Agnew. “It will be a fun couple of hours with a special question and answer session after the talk.”

“Working for Test Match Special is a very special experience and I recall growing up on the family farm and my father would carry a radio around and listen to Test Match Special all day,” added Agnew.

“The programme sparked an interest in me, igniting a passion for cricket that lasts a lifetime.”

Agnew, who played Test cricket for England, made his county championship debut for Leicestershire against Lancashire in 1978.

Tickets cost £12. Under-18 and concesions £6. Ring 01200 421599.