DAVID Gower, the legendary former England cricket captain, is taking guard before running between venues on a UK theatre tour, which visits Dorset next week.

Often described as “one of the most stylish left-handed batsmen of all time”, the blond-haired 80s bombshell promises to share his thoughts on 2019’s Cricket World Cup and The Ashes, both of which are being battled out on UK soil in 2019.

A tour spokesman said: “This is your chance to hear from the Sky Sports Cricket lead anchor before anyone else in 2019, a year that has every potential to be a one of the most memorable for the history of the game.

“Expect tales from captaining his national team to victory in the Ashes as well as memories flying that Tiger Moth over Queensland.”

Following his retirement, Gower became a successful cricket commentator with Sky Sports. He was nicknamed Lord Gower by his Sky Sports colleagues, in allusion to his aristocratic ancestry and public school education.

* David Gower: On The Front Foot visits the Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne on Thursday, April 11 at 7.30pm. Tickets start at £20 from the box office. To book, call 01202 885566 or visit online at tivoliwimborne.co.uk.