Cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew and legendary batsman Geoffrey Boycott will lead a star-studded cricket match in Leeds to mark Test Match Special’s 60th birthday and you could be there.
Going head-to-head in a Twenty20 match, two teams will be made up of TMS commentators past and present, former England cricket stars and cricket-loving celebrities.
The event, which takes place at Sports Park Weetwood (part of the University of Leeds) on Thursday 24 August, will feature ex-England players Michael Vaughan and Phil ‘Tuffers’ Tufnell, who will captain the teams, along with celebrities such as Greg James of Radio 1, Harry Judd from McFly, Tom Felton who played Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, BBC Breakfast’s Naga Munchetty, comedians Andy Parsons and Dom Joly, actor and dancer Adam Garcia and athlete Yohan Blake.
England cricket stars taking to the crease include Graeme Swann, Simon Hughes, Ebony Rainford Brent, Charlotte Edwards, Lydia Greenway, Isa Guha and Ed Smith, while Test Match Special commentators hoping to hit a six include Alison Mitchell, Simon Mann, Charles Dagnall and Fazeer Mohammed.
Commentators on the day will include Henry Blofeld and Dan Norcross, plus plenty of special guests such as Downton Abbey star Jim Carter and Dame Tanni-Grey Thompson. Stars of TMS will also be umpiring with Vic Marks, James Taylor and even Geoffrey Boycott officiating.