Mike Gatting to be guest speaker at Swardeston cricket dinner


Swardeston CC is proud to host its annual cricket dinner for the 32nd consecutive year with a big name in English cricket as guest speaker.

Breakwater Master Logo May 2017 v1 [Colour]-02This year we have secured the services of one of the best-known names in English cricket as we welcome former England captain Mike Gatting OBE to Swardeston. It is also our pleasure to announce that Breakwater IT will sponsor the event for the second year running.

The dinner will take place at Swardeston Common on Tuesday 25 September 2018, 7 for 7.45pm. Tickets are £50 each.

Gatting played first-class cricket for Middlesex (1975–1998; captain 1983–1997) and 79 Test matches for England from 1977 to 1995, captaining the national side in 23 Test matches between 1986 and 1988. He also made 92 one-day international appearances.

Mike Gatting OBE.

Mike Gatting OBE.

He is currently a co-opted member of the Middlesex CCC Executive Board and an elected member of the MCC Committee. He has previously served as the ECB managing director of Cricket Partnerships and President of the MCC in 2013-2014. Since October 2017 he has been the chairman of MCC’s World Cricket committee.

Gatting was named as one of Wisden’s five Cricketers of theYear in 1984. In 1987, he was awarded an OBE.

Dinner organiser David Thomas said: “We are thrilled to have secured Mike for this year’s cricket dinner and we very much welcome back Breakwater IT as the main dinner sponsor.

“I sincerely hope many will be able to join us at what has become a marvellous attraction for the corporate hospitality sector and cricket lovers alike. The dinner is open to all, both males and females, and tables are for 10 but I will endeavour to accommodate any number people may require.”

Breakwater’s Managing Director John Gostling said: “We are thrilled to be sponsoring Swardeston’s consistently popular annual dinner once again this year and are very much looking forward to hearing from cricket legend Mike Gatting OBE and enjoying another memorable evening.”

 Breakwater IT Managing Director John Gostling, right, with Swardeston's Sponsorship Secretary Stuart Bartram, left, and Dinner Organiser David Thomas, centre.

Breakwater IT Managing Director John Gostling, right, with Swardeston’s Sponsorship Secretary Stuart Bartram, left, and Dinner Organiser David Thomas, centre.

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Tickets are £50 each and are available directly through David, contact details below.

David Thomas
The Grove Barns
Sallow Lane
Framingham Pigot
Norwich NR14 7QW

01508 491728 (h)
07778 556092 (m)



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