On the eve of the One Day International between England and South Africa in Cardiff, renowned South African cricket journalist and Test Match Special commentator Neil Manthorp will be speaking at the forthcoming In the Zone Sport and Politics Evening hosted by the Waterloo Gardens Tea House - on August 23rd at 6.30.
Neil has covered more than 40 tours and 120 Test matches since South Africa's return to international cricket.
He is a regular commentator for the South African Broadcasting Corporation both on radio and television. He writes for newspapers and magazines and recently completed his fifth book "The Proteas: 20 Years, 20 Landmark matches" marking the 20th anniversary of South Africa's return to international cricket.
On the current South African tour of England he is part of the TMS team on BBC Radio, and a regular guest on Sky Sports. His knowledge of the team and the state of cricket in South Africa is second to none.
As well as cricket, Neil also writes on golf and rugby, however, his talk will focus on the state of South African Cricket and their desire to be the leading Test Match nation.
The evening session is open to all, with a question and answer session forming part of the talk. As always - turn up early to be guaranteed a seat. Finishing time will be 8.15pm
Thanks to Russell Holden from www.inthezoneonline.co.uk for organising another stellar guest. Previous speakers have been Henry Olonga, Scyld Berry and Michael Owen. The talks are centred around the interplay between sport and politics.