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Winning Ashes captain entertains diners
Published 30/09/13



ANDREW STRAUSS was the guest speaker at a Thames Dining Club dinner at Phyllis Court Club in Henley.

The former England cricket captain told how he got into the sport when he was in his twenties after turning his back on a career in the City.

Strauss, who was a left-handed opening batsman, was asked to attend the black-tie dinner by his father David, who is a member of the club. Deon Melck, who chairs the dining club, said: “Andrew gave us a resumé of his cricketing career which started at Middlesex. He was playing for the second team first of all and then the first team.

“When Angus Fraser left he ended up as captain at the age of 24 with the likes of Phil Tufnell aged 36 — it was not easy. Andrew turned out to be one of the most successful England captains this century as he got us going again.” Strauss, who became England captain in 2008 and led the team to an Ashes series win a year later, retired in August last year following his 100th test.

Strauss has been given £200 by the club to donate to a charity of his choice.


Published 30/09/13


 
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