AN EVENING of cricket with Mike Brearley will be held at Leominster Sports and Social Club on Tuesday, April 10.

Former England captain Mike Brearly, OBE, also captained Cambridge University and Middlesex.

He captained the international side in 31 of his 39 test matches, winning 17 and losing only four.

Due to his academic career as a lecturer in philosophy Brearley was not selected for England until the age of 34 in 1976.

During his international captaincy he was fortunate to be able to call on the services of Bob Willis, David Gower and Ian Botham at their peak.

He scored 1,442 test runs with a batting average of 22.88 but was better known for his management style. Brearly played 455 matches in first class cricket scoring 25,186 runs.

After retiring from the game he is a psychoanalyst, psychotherapist, motivational speaker, part-time cricket journalist for The Times and published author.

Tickets for the evening are priced at £15 including a buffet.

The evening commences at 8pm with doors opening at 7pm.

For more information or tickets ring 01568 611166 during the daytime and 01568 613613 during the evening.