Legendary duo bring their Memories of a Test Match Special to town

Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter are coming to Aylesbury's Waterside Theatre
Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter are coming to Aylesbury's Waterside Theatre

With timing to rival Kevin Pietersen in following hot on the heels of England’s victory in the Ashes this summer, two veterans of test match cricket are coming to the Waterside for an evening of reflection – and you can win tickets with The Bucks Herald!

Blofeld and Baxter, Memories of a Test Match Special will entertain audiences on Friday (September 6).

Henry Blofeld is one of international cricket’s best loved broadcasters. His immediately recognisable voice and ability to paint pictures with words have been in demand all over the world since the 70s. At 73-years-old he is still on the Test Match Special team.

Peter Baxter, who lives in Soulbury, was the organising brain behind and producer of the BBC Test Match Special from 1973 to 2007 and was frequently part of the commentary team.

After working together for 34 years the pair decided to present a stage show of their reflections. Mr Baxter said: “Two years ago we were sitting in a pub chatting about old stories, about things that had happened on tour, and the owner of the pub said we should do something on stage.

“The show is more about broadcasting than it is about cricket, we talk about the great names of broadcasting. We know the stories that we are going to talk about but sometimes we frighten each other on stage by introducing a new story.

“It is not scripted, it is a series of very informal conversations between the two of us.”

The audience can submit questions on the night which the men will then select and answer in the second half.

After a superb summer for the England cricket team Mr Baxter said: “I was in Australia during the first two sets and in Edinburgh for the last two, I only saw the last one, but I was following it the whole time. I was very pleased and delighted that England won, and without playing very well.”

The show on Friday starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £19. Box office 0844 871 7607.

And Herald Sport is offering a pair of tickets to one lucky reader, just answer the question below:

Q) Who captained England to Ashes success this summer?

Email your answer to sport@bucksherald.co.uk by 3pm on Thursday.