BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew is utilising this gap between the end of the season and England’s tour to Sri Lanka (for which the Beeb has lost commentary rights) to head out on his own tour.

An Evening With Aggers is pretty much an oral biography of the former Leicestershire and, briefly, England swing bowler and his later, and more well-known career as a broadcaster.

It was a pretty low key affair – just the man himself, a stool and a big screen showing some of his highlights.

It was a bit like a lecture, but on a subject you love.

It began before Aggers even appeared on stage with one of the funniest Test Match Special moments – the famous 1991 ‘leg over’ sequence in which Brian Johnston collapses into laughter as he’s trying to summarise a day’s play.

And that set a high standard as it was the schoolboy humour, the pranks and the japes that proved to be the evening’s highlights.

The first half gave us an insight into life as a county cricketer, with anecdotes from life on the road as a young player who blossomed into a solid and successful pro who made it into the England team, unfortunately when England weren’t very good.

We saw film of two of his England wickets (Gordon Greenidge and Viv Richards no less) during a brief international career before he turned to broadcasting with Radio Leicester, then TMS.

Things livened up after the interval with plenty of name dropping of cricket’s biggest names – Fred Trueman, Ray Illingworth, Henry Bloefeld, David Gower, David Lloyd and the mostly unloved Geoffrey Boycott.

The extensive wind up concocted by Aggers and TMS scorer Andrew Samson in which Boycott was made to believe that one of his hundred hundreds would be struck off was pure magic and possibly the evening’s highlight.

And there was still time for Aggers commentating on archery at the London Olympics and equestrianism at Rio, after a hilarious sequence of him learning to ride, before the serious stuff about his second wife’s recovery from breast cancer and the touching email he read out on TMS this summer about the death of a listener’s father.

All in all, it was a good innings by Aggers, who seems a thoroughly nice chap and an excellent broadcaster, but he might have benefited, as he sometimes does on such occasions, by having a playing partner as a foil.