Cricketing legend Chris ‘Chilly’ Old will be sharing memories of his colourful sporting career at a public meeting at the Ord Statter Hall, Mylor, on Friday, August 19 at 7.30pm.

The evening has been organised by the Mermaids, Mylor & Flushing WI in aid of their defibrillator fund for local schools.

All are welcomed, entrance £5, under 16s free. Entry includes tea or coffee and cake. Pimms will be available as an extra.

Chris Old is probably best remembered for his batting partnership with Ian Botham in the famous Headingley Ashes match against the Australians in 1981 where they put on 67 crucial runs for the ninth wicket.

Old, a dangerous fast-medium bowler, followed this by taking the key wicket of Australian Allan Border, who he clean bowled for a duck in the second innings, and Australia were swept away to nothing.

As a test bowler for England, Old took 143 wickets and scored 845 runs. He was a left-handed batsman. He played in 46 tests and 31 one day internationals. Chris was a key feature of the Yorkshire side from 1969 and finished his career at Warwickshire in 1985. He acquired his nickname after his name C.Old appeared on a score card.

On retirement Chris ran a restaurant with his wife Letitia at Praa Sands, serving up cakes by day and fish and chips in the evening, along with locally sourced meat and fish dishes and vegetarian meals. They sold the business during the economic recession of 2009.