Asif Din will be the special guest at Warwickshire's Lunch with Legends series on the third day (Saturday) of the LV= Insurance County Championship match with Essex at Edgbaston.
At each Championship home game this season a distinguished former Bear will be guest of honour at a Q&A during one of the lunch intervals.
In conversation with Bears club journalist Brian Halford in the Tom Dollery Lounge the special guest will chat about links and games with the opposition in that particular match…and anything else that spring to mind.
This coming Saturday, Bears favourite Asif will be in the hotseat. An integral part of the squad that fledged, under captain Andy Lloyd, from the under-achievers of the ’80s to the serial trophy-winners of the ’90s, he will recall some of his 459 first-team games for the club.
These will include the 1988 Championship match with Essex at Edgbaston when Aussie great Allan Border took a Tony Merrick lifter on the hand. A.B turned the air blue, went off to hospital for treatment and returned to score a brilliant century.
Asif will also take questions from the floor.
“Our first Lunchtime with Legends Q&A, with Jason Ratcliffe during the Surrey game, was great fun and triggered some lovely feedback. The deep, affectionate bond between former Bears players and the members and supporters is clear to see and we look forward very much to Asif joining us on Saturday.”Dan Clarke, Ticketing, Membership & Retail Manager
On Saturday 14 May, the visit of Northamptonshire, Tim Munton will be our special guest. Then on Sunday 12 June, the Lancashire game, our guest will be the great Dennis Amiss who hundredth First Class hundred was scored against the Red Rose in 1986.
Our Lunch with Legends guests for the remaining three home Championship games, later in the season, will be confirmed closer to the time.
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