February’s Tuesday Talk (13th) promises to be something very special.  

John Woodcock will be joined by Henry Blofeld (“Blowers”) the much-loved BBC Test Match Special cricket commentator, for an evening of remininicances about a life of cricketing adventures.  The two men go back a long way together. John, for many years The Times cricket correspondent. gave Henry his first real break, recommending him to his editor as a potential cricket writer. Among their many reminiscences around commentating and writing about cricket, they will also recall their adventurous trip to India by vintage Rolls Royce and share many other high points and amusing anecdotes.   After 50 years of commentating on international cricket, Henry retired from the BBC last year, and decided to celebrate by going on stage touring to over 30 large venues around the country - and most of the dates are already a completely sold out!   

The residents of Longparish have a unique opportunity to hear not one, but two cricketing commentator legends on stage in the village hall!

As demand to attend this event is expected to be very high, entry will be by admission ticket only.   

To keep this event in line with our normal Tuesday Talk ethos “Talks by locals, for locals” - entry will  be restricted to LCA members who are resident in the Longparish area.


As only 90 seats are available, tickets will initially be restricted to Full Members of the Longparish Community Association (I.e. you will need to be an LCA member living in the Longparish area).  If you live outside the Longparish area and are interested to reserve tickets, please also contact Henry Yelf who will run a waiting list open up tickets to non-residents on 1st Feb.

If you are wanting tickets or to go onto the waiting list, please contact Henry Yelf on 01264 720790  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call at Boundary House.

Although there is no fixed ticket price, we asking for a voluntary donation to support the Andover based charity - The Macular Society for which Henry Blofeld OBE is a patron.  The amount is entirely up to individuals and of course will remain confidential. Henry Yelf would prefer the donation in form of a cheque made out to The Macular Society and he will provide you with a charity gift aid tax relief form to complete if appropriate.  Henry Blofeld hopes to raise a good sum for the society, but he and John Woodcock are both anxious that those who can afford less should pay less.