Lord Botham, considered the country’s greatest all-rounder, will be at Oswestry Cricket Club entertaining fans  for ‘An Evening With…’ on Friday, April 21.

Affectionately nicknamed Beefy, Lord Ian Botham is one of the greatest and most charismatic players in English cricket history. Botham’s mantra was simple, he played hard on the field and played to win but always shared a drink with his competitors after the match.

Perhaps the best all-rounder the game has ever seen, in his 102 Test matches Botham scored over 5000 runs, including 14 centuries, took 383 wickets, and 120 catches, He was also the fastest to the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets.

In the 1980s, Botham was the only genuine matchwinner England had in their side. Botham had an uncanny ability to turn a match single-handedly with bat or ball. In the 1981 Ashes series, he won two games in such fashion and many began referring to the series as Botham’s Ashes.

He earned fame and attention in England, a country that at that time was starved of heroes but Botham always saved his best for his favourite opposition; Australia.

Tickets for the ‘evening with’ at Morda Road cost £30 and go on sale to the general public on Monday, January 23, but Oswestry Cricket Club members can snap them up from Monday, January 16.

To purchase a ticket contact Mark Ball by calling 07702 895428 or emailing letsliveracing@aol.com