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Norfolk-born cricket legend Henry Blofeld to bring his one-man show to Holt

PUBLISHED: 12:11 05 June 2018 | UPDATED: 12:20 05 June 2018

Cricket commentator Henry Blofeld
Photo: DENISE BRADLEY

Cricket commentator Henry Blofeld Photo: DENISE BRADLEY

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One of Britain's best loved sports commentators will be bringing his wit and wisdom to the Auden Theatre, Holt, on June 17.

Henry Blofeld at his home near Hoveton
Photo: JAMES BASSHenry Blofeld at his home near Hoveton Photo: JAMES BASS

Affectionately known as ‘Blowers’, Norfolk-born Henry Blofeld is best known as a cricket commentator on BBC Radio 4’s Test Match Special, which he joined as a presenter in 1972 after working as a freelance writer for newspapers including The Guardian, The Times and the Sunday Express.

He has written 15 books on cricket, and, since 2002, has toured the country, both with his one-man show, and with his Test Match Special friend and collegue Peter Baxter.

Henry Blofeld (left) with members of the Test Match Special team
Photo: Rebecca Naden/PA WireHenry Blofeld (left) with members of the Test Match Special team Photo: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

Now 78, he retired from commentating last year, but continues to delight audiences with his tongue-in-cheek show, which sees him veer from cricket, to subjects including intergalactic travel, horticulture and mountaineering.

Henry Blofeld will be appearing at the Auden Theatre, Holt, at 3pm on June 17. Tickets, priced £22, are available from the box office on 01263 713444 or from www.audentheatre.co.uk

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