It could have been a gloriously hot summer’s afternoon, listening to Test Match Special in the garden. Instead we were sat in the stalls at the Wyvern Theatre after venturing out on a blustery autumnal night. But the next two hours proved equally enchanting.

An Evening With Aggers featured TMS broadcaster extraordinaire Jonathan Agnew going solo and it was a delight from first minute to last.

Tears started rolling before Aggers even emerged on stage as the hilarious outtake involving his immortal words “and the batsman couldn’t get his leg over” set the tone. Cue the late, great Brian Johnston in hysterics, struggling to get his words out, as Aggers mischievously kept the gag rolling. Play it on YouTube and I defy you not to smile.

Apparently Johnners was rather upset by the episode, claiming they had acted unprofessionally on radio. But 24 hours later the sulking was over and the duo went on to become one of TMS’ greatest double acts before the lovable Johnners passed away in 1993.

Since then Aggers has established himself as one of cricket’s finest summarisers and he’s taken his tales from the boundaries on to the touring circuit with aplomb. It was a pity then that there was such a sparse audience at the Wyvern for this never-to-be-forgotten, feel-good show.

In his delightfully-honest manner, Aggers told how he made the breakthrough as a fast(ish) bowler for England, but was never quite good enough to hold down a regular place in the team. He also admitted to being a coward of a batsman who deliberately walked on one occasion when a Malcolm Marshall delivery had only clipped the edge of his shirt.

It was during one close season when he took on a voluntary role at BBC Radio Leicestershire. He excelled behind the mic and, despite some hilarious mishaps along the way, realised he had found his niche as a broadcaster.

The rest, as they say, is history, and An Evening With Aggers gave us a hilarious insight into his life working alongside the likes of Richie Benaud, Henry Blofeld, Phil Tuffnell and those grisly Yorkshiremen Fred Trueman and Geoffrey Boycott.

You don’t necessarily need to be a cricket lover to enjoy the evening (but it helps!). Did you know Aggers also provided the archery commentary at the 2012 London Olympics before moving on to equestrian at Rio 2016?

There were sombre moments, too, as Aggers recalled a heartfelt letter from a TMS listener this summer, and how cricket fans the world over had sent messages of support as his wife Emma successfully battled breast cancer.

The last word was about the Pakistan opening batsman Zaman. Just Google his first name and you can imagine the fun Aggers has had… and will continue to have when the World Cup rolls around next summer. - John Carter