Sir Viv to speak at dinner

WEST Indian cricketing immortal Sir Vivian Richards will join former Australian test player Rodney Hogg to recount some of their exploits at a sportsman’s dinner at the Woodgate Club this Thursday night.

More than 160 people are already confirmed for the night with Sir Vivian and Hogg, but two tables remain for anyone who wants to sit in on the evening.

The Isis Redbacks have filled two tables, and should be in for a good night.

“It’s an opportunity to listen to one of the greats of the game, and bid on some great limited edition merchandise,” Woodgate Sports Club manager Ann Winzar said.

“They’ll be telling some funny stories of their days in cricket – all about what went on in their careers.”

It is the first time the club will host cricket personalities, but they have held evenings with the likes of Australian lawn bowler Kelvin Kerkow in the past.

Sir Viv was a member of an all-triumphant West Indian team often referred to as the “Calypso Kings” in the 1970s.

The flamboyant all-rounder was more recognised for his prowess with the willow and has been credited in various circles as the best in different aspects of one day international cricket.

He was voted the greatest cricketer since 1970, while some other cricketing greats have voted him as the greatest batsman they have ever seen.

His impressive style of play, and relaxed but determined demeanour, made him a great crowd favourite and an intimidating prospect for opposition bowlers all over the world.

The dinner starts at 6pm.

Bookings are only available in tables of eight.

Tickets cost $55 and are available from the Woodgate Club.

Telephone 4126 8880 for inquiries and reservations.

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