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Cricket legend to be guest speaker at charity’s Norwich reception

PUBLISHED: 08:00 25 July 2014

David Gower relaxing in his garden.

David Gower relaxing in his garden.


An England cricket legend will be a guest speaker at a reception in Norwich being organised by a north Suffolk based conservation charity.

Former England cricket captain David Gower reflects on a lifetime’s passion for sport and wildlife on Wednesday, September 3, 7pm at Blackfriars Hall, Norwich.

He will be joined on stage by sports writer and nature journalist Simon Barnes and the inimitable Bill Oddie.

David was one of the most capped and highest scoring cricket players for England during the 1980s.

Since ending his playing days has become a media star through his work for the BBC and Sky Sports.

David Gower and Friends is being organised by Halesworth based international conservation charity, World Land Trust.

Until he was six, David Gower’s family lived in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) and his childhood experiences shaped his lifelong interest in conservation.

“Growing up in Africa gave me an early appreciation and love for the natural world, a passion that I’ve been able to indulge ever since in my travels both as an international cricketer and now as a broadcaster.

“And what I’ve seen is this: the natural world is increasingly being squeezed into corners and at worst is disappearing altogether,” he said.

David has been a patron of the charity since 1996.

David Gower and Friends will be followed by a champagne reception. During the the reception guests guests will will be able to meet with David, Simon and Bill. Champagne for the reception has been generously donated by Naked Wines, a WLT corporate supporter based in Norwich.

Tickets to David Gower and Friends cost £25. Tickets to David Gower and Friends and the champagne reception cost £45. Tickets can be booked online via World Land Trust website by telephone (01986) 874422 or by email

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