CRICKET fans have a chance to spend an evening in the company of one of the game's greats.

Former England Essex captain Graham Gooch will be at Oswestry Cricket Club on Friday, March 29.

Essex-born Gooch was one of the most successful international batsmen of his generation, and in a career spanning from 1973 to 2000 he became the most prolific scorer ever, with 67,057 runs in first-class and limited-overs games.

Tickets are £20, which includes food, and are available from Oswestry Cricket Club.

Contact Hugh Roberts on 07971963016/ or Mark Ball on 07702 895428/