Mike GattingFormer England cricket captain Mike Gatting OBE has been confirmed as guest speaker at the inaugural Marlborough Sports Forum fundraising dinner in October.
The batsman will give the after-dinner address, sharing anecdotes from his colourful 23 year first class cricket career with Middlesex and his 18 years with England.
Mr Gatting served as captain from 1986 to 1988, and he led the national side in 23 test matches. He is now a cricket coach and commentator.
The Sports Dinner will be held at Marlborough Town Hall on Thursday, October 25 from 7pm. Tickets costs £35, which includes a drink on reception and four-course dinner.
The funds raised will support the young sports people of Marlborough, helping them to participate in sports or to further the careers of those competing at the highest levels, by contributing to the costs of equipment, travel or tour accommodation.
Marlborough Sports Forum is a representative body made up of most of the town's sports clubs and associations.
For tickets, send a cheque made payable to Marlborough Sports Forum to Cllr Andy Ross, Marlborough Sports Forum, c/o Marlborough Town Council, 5 High Street, Marlborough SN8 1AA.
Under a clear blue sky Marlborough's John Carroll put in a match winning performance with both bat and ball as Marlborough earned a shock win at league leaders Great Bedwyn on Saturday (11th Aug).
Winning the toss and batting first, Bedwyn's Rob Palmer 71, Jon Palmer 69 and Max Andrews 29 helped the home team to 225-9 off their 50 overs with Carroll starring for Marlborough taking 5-42 supported by Will Langton's 2-32.
Carroll then opened the batting for Marlborough scoring a brilliant 107 as he and Tom Norris 73 not out helped Marlborough reach their victory target in the 45th over to further ease the relegation worries of the Savernake Forest outfit.
Marlborough skipper Nick Crabbe was delighted with the win "John was superb with bat and ball, he's a class act and Tom also batted really well".