Lowerhouse sign former Australian Test Legend


Lowerhouse Cricket Club in conjunction with Foster’s Lager, are pleased to announce that on the eve of the Old Trafford Ashes test match Wednesday 31st July 2013, we will host “an Evening With Merv Hughes”

Following on from our previous “An Evening with ” series, Jeff Thomson (2001) and Barry Richards (2002), we are delighted to announce that we have secured his services at this exclusive, ticket only event at the Neville Gee (Recruitment) Ground 7.30 for 8.00pm.

Merv who needs little or no introduction to the cricketing fraternity comes highly recommended and delivers a great speech followed by questions and answers session

A crowd favourite, he was a lively character armed with an imposing run-up and delivery action, a classic fast bowlers’ glare down the pitch, a mischievous sense of humour and a moustache of incredible proportions.

While his antics sometimes overshadowed his bowling, Hughes gave every ounce of effort to his country, made a significant contribution and helped them to re-climb the ranks of Test cricket.

In his career, he played for Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Essex, Victoria. His enthusiasm for the game continued long after his international days. He appeared for the Canberra Comets during their experiment against the states in domestic one-day cricket, and became a veteran of his local club Footscray in Melbourne.

A host of supporters’ tours, he made the surprise step into high-level administration when he replaced Allan Border as an Australian selector in 2005. Dressed in a suit and with contemporary glasses he looks anything but the man who mixed jest with aggression as one of the country’s most recognisable players.

Tickets are priced @ £15.00 (Plus £1 standard on-line processing charge) and include pie & peas supper and are available for sale as follows: At all senior games from Director’s Matthew Stansfield or Frank Entwistle or online here:

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For further information contact Tony Woodworth via email at: woodworth35@aol.com

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