Botham's Ashes - 40th Anniversary Dinners
Emirates Old Trafford, Talbot Road, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester M16 0PX: 26th October 2021
They say it was one of, if not THE greatest Ashes series of all time, a collection of test matches between old rivals England and Australia that saw England bounce back from the jaws of defeat over and over again. One man above all else stood out. Sir Ian Botham performed sporting miracles not once but in three consecutive test matches to overturn almost impossible odds, ably abetted by a string of other household English cricketing names.
Forty years on The Sporting Club are proud to be staging four major dinners at four of the test grounds that played their part during an unforgettable summer of sport.
All the names will be present, too, from Sir Geoffrey Boycott to Graham Gooch, David Gower to Mike Gatting plus everyone else who played for England in these epic sporting encounters, not least the man himself - Sir Ian Botham.
We will also be fundraising for Sir Ian's incredible charity, the Beefy Foundation, and hope to add to his immense charitable work.
With a sumptuous three course dinner and wine, footage and numerous interviews with the stars, it promises to be a sensational series of unforgettable dinners.
All 4 dinners will be co-hosted by Sporting Club Owner Ian Stafford and England cricket legend (and part of the '81 team) David Gower.
Timings for each dinner are: 18.45 drinks reception, 19:30 dinner, 23:00 carriages.
DRESS CODE Lounge Suits
Members rates: £150 + VAT. Tables of 10 £1400 + VAT.
Non-Members rates: £180 + VAT. Tables of 10 are £1700 + VAT.
NB: VAT remains at 5% until 30th September 2021 when it reverts to 12.5% until 30th April 2022.