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‘Blowers’ blows into Lismore

L to R: Stan Gilchrist (Adam's father) Lismore Jenny Dowell and guest speaker Henry Blofeld at last night's Lord Taverners dinner. Photo Stuart Amos

L to R: Stan Gilchrist (Adam’s father), Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell and guest speaker Henry Blofeld at last night’s Lord’s Taverners dinner. Photo Stuart Amos

The Lismore branch of the cricketing charity The Lord’s Taverners last night hosted a dinner with the ‘doyen of cricket commentators’, the British broadcaster Henry ‘Blowers’ Blofeld.

More than 240 people paid $25 a head for dinner at the Lismore Workers Club to hear the Blowers speak.

One attendee told Echonetdaily he was ‘a very entertaining guy with some funny stories to tell’.

Following the talk an auction of cricketing memorabilia raised more than $2,000 for the charity, which among other things awards university scholarships and cricket club placements to underprivileged youth and conducts disabilities cricket.

Among the prized possessions bid for were a range of Australian cricket team bats and Adam Gilchrist memorabilia.


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