Mike Gatting to speak at Sports Dinner

Written by Peter Davison on .

Mike GattingMike 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.