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Former England and Yorkshire cricketers unite for a unique ‘Audience with’ event at a Bradford garden centre

Tickets have gone on sale at a Bradford garden centre for a unique event for cricket fans.

On 7th July 2020, Tong Garden Centre will host an ‘Audience with’ former England test captain, Michael Vaughan and former Yorkshire captain, Darren Gough. Introducing the pair on stage is former Yorkshire wicket keeper, Richard Blakey, who will also host a charity raffle.

Vaughan and Gough, who both played for Yorkshire, will chat to guests about their cricketing careers before drawing the raffle that will raise funds for Tong’s charity of the year, Bradford Stories.

Tong’s MD, Mark Farnsworth said: “We’re very excited to host this unique event featuring two Yorkshire cricketing legends. It will be the biggest event to date that we’re hosting in our new event centre, and certainly paves the way for a calendar of exciting events.”

Tickets for the ‘Audience with’, which includes a cricket tea platter and a bespoke bottle of beer from sponsor Wold Top Brewery, cost from £30 and are available online and from the reception desk at the Tong Lane centre.

“The event is a perfect precursor to the Ashes International T 20 match taking place at Headingly later the same day, and where both Gough and Vaughan will be in attendance,” concluded Mr Farnsworth.

Tong Garden Centre occupies a 14 acre site in Tong village. It is one of Yorkshire’s biggest garden centres with 110,000 square feet of retail space and parking for up to 700 cars.

Photo: L – R Mark Farnsworth, Janice Astbury and Dennis Keen Gough and Vaughan event