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From the Boundary: Winning the Ashes CANCELLED

Paul Prichard, Jim Troughton and John Woodhouse Interviewed by Daniel Norcross

Friday, 13 October 2017

3:00pm

1 hour

Woodstock: Bear Hotel

£6 - £12

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Former professional cricketers Jim Troughton and Paul Prichard and sports writer and journalist John Woodhouse join BBC Radio Test Match Special commentator Daniel Norcross to discuss some of the issues facing English cricket including this year’s much-anticipated Ashes tour of Australia.

How will England get on down under? Have the England selectors got the right balance, and what sort of Australian opposition can the team expect? And what does the panel think about day-night test matches, about the possibility of reducing test cricket from a five-day to a four-day game, and about the evolution of the county game. The panel will also look at the stresses and strains that come with being a cricketer in the public eye.

Prichard was a batsman and medium-pace bowler who spent 17 years at Essex including four years as captain between 1995 and 1998. He guided Essex to three Lord’s cup finals, winning two.

Troughton was a left-handed batsman who played for and captained Warwickshire and played for the England one-day team. He captained Warwickshire to the County Championship in 2012 and is currently first-team coach.

Woodhouse is a sports writer and journalist. He ghost wrote former England test batsman Graeme Fowler’s autobiography Absolutely Foxed and has recently completed the autobiography of former England test bowler Steve Harmison.

Discussions are chaired by Norcross, founder of Test Match Sofa, an alternative cricket commentary service, and a freelance commentator on BBC Test Match Special.

Graeme Fowler was originally programmed to appear at this event but has had to withdraw for personal reasons.

In association with Lord’s Taverners.

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Blenheim Palace Town and Country Harper’s Bazaar HSBC Global banking partners Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock