Don’t miss out as Aussie great Merv Hughes shares his world of cricket in Durban

2014-01-30 00:00

FORMER Australian fast bowler Merv Hughes will host a breakfast at Durban Country Club on Wednesday, March 12.

It’s on the same day as the T20 at Kingsmead, where the Proteas take on the Aussies and people are invited to spend time with one of Australian cricket’s most colourful and outspoken characters.

Renowned for playing hard on the field and never one to back down from a challenge, Hughes should turn back the clock and share the inside stories of his days as an Australian Test cricketer.

He was immensely popular in his playing days with fan clubs around the world. He was a hard-working bowler who bowled tirelessly for his captain, proud of the Baggy Green cap and proud to be an Australian.

He had his fair share of sledging moments on the field, many recorded for eternity in various autobiographies and books on cricket.

He played 53 Tests, taking 212 wickets, including a hat-trick against the West Indies at the Waca in 1988/89, where he finished with figures of 8-87 in the innings.

He later became an Australian selector, but was subsequently dropped from his position.

Breakfast with Merv should be an ideal eye opener to the cricket fan and something to be remembered for years to come.

The event is limited to 20 tables only. Cost for a table of 10 is R3 950 and includes a full English breakfast.

Time is 7 am for a 7.30 am start, with the function finishing at 9 am.

For bookings and information, contact Dave Ward on 082 492 1955.

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