Boycs and Aggers go head-to-head

Geoffrey Boycott  and Jonathon Agnew

Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathon Agnew

First published in Entertainments

TO celebrate the 2014 Ashes clashes, and while England face India at the Ageas Bowl, it has been announced that Britain’s most popular cricket commentators Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew (Aggers) will take to the Mayflower Theatre stage on Monday, September 22.

Having played to packed houses in London, Nottingham, Manchester and Newcastle, the original odd couple amazed and enthralled both devotees of the game and non-cricket lovers alike with their hilarious stories and quick-fire wit.

Special celebrity guests – Stephen Fry, Jeff Thomson, Nick Hancock and Rory Bremner – added to the entertainment, but it was the Boycott and Agnew exchanges that audiences found spell-binding.

Fresh from their commentary duties on England's disastrous tour down under, Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew returned for four more shows in January, which were even more successful than their summer outings. Guests Andy Parsons, Arthur Smith, Nick Hancock and Andy Zaltzman again provided the comedy and now, due to popular demand, the boys are back for another short run.

Again, the pair debate hot topics as England rebuild their team, management and shattered confidence and Boycs will give his no-nonsense views on cricket and life in general. The audience can tweet Aggers live with their own questions and the shows will, as ever, be fun, fiery and full of surprises.

“If you take all the people I have worked with, Boycott is a mile ahead of any of them, he really is. I rate him that highly. His content is flawless,” said Jack Bannister, ex-cricketer and TMS commentator.

“It’s lucky he wasn’t a politician otherwise he might have blown up the world,” said Malcolm Tate, childhood friend of Boycott The events are being run in association with the Professional Cricketers’ Association and money will be raised for the organisation’s benevolent fund.

Tickets for an Evening with Boycott and Aggers are on sale on 02380 711811 or at mayflower.org.uk.

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