Fund-raising dinner on Dolly anniversary - The Evesham Observer

Fund-raising dinner on Dolly anniversary

Evesham Editorial 17th Jun, 2018   0

THE ANNIVERSARY of an infamous event in cricketing history will be marked at an annual dinner to raise funds to support grass roots cricket causes close to the hearts of two of Worcestershire’s most famous cricketing sons.

The D’Oliveira Foundation, which was set up to honour the memory of Worcestershire cricketers and father and son Basil and Damian D’Oliveira, is holding its 2018 Gala Dinner on Friday, September 14 in The Chestnut Marquee at Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

With 2018 being the 50th anniversary of the infamous D’Oliveira Affair the night will be an emotional and compelling look back at the events that took place in August and September of 1968.

Guest speaker for the evening will be Peter Oborne, author of Basil D’Oliveira Cricket and Controversy; in addition there will be recorded speeches from Lord Peter Hain and Mike Brearley OBE, an exhibition of memorabilia, live music from Acorn Antiques Ukelele Band, a disco, auction and more.

For tickets of further information call Mark on 07506 747619 or e-mail [email protected]

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