ONE of cricket's greatest living legends is coming to Crewe on Friday, May 27.
St Luke's (Cheshire) Hospice fundraising group is holding an evening with Sir Garfield Sobers at Crewe Alex's Signals Lounge to raise cash for its East Wing appeal.
Born in 1936 in Barbados, Sir Garfield was undoubtedly one of the greatest cricket players of his era (1952-1974). The all-rounder played in 93 tests for the West Indies, averaging 58.78 runs while taking 235 wickets.
He will appear at the Gresty Road club, along with comedian John Martin, at the event sponsored by P Williams (Chemists) of Nantwich. A spokesman for the event said: 'Few who saw him will forget the genius of the man who has been by far the best all-rounder the game has produced.
'There was motion, grace and fluidity in his approach to the wicket, which few have displayed. Who could forget that he was the first to hit six sixes in an over? There will be no other like him.'
Tickets for the event, at 7pm, are £32.50 each, including a meal. To book, call Steve Bradbury (01606 551246) or Maurice Mogg (01270 629152).