Cricket: Happy birthday Mike Cowan - VIDEO

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Mike Cowan, one of only a handful of Doncastrians to play for Yorkshire, celebrates his 80th birthday next week - so Paul Goodwin went to meet him and reminisce.

In this video interview, Cowan recalls his proudest moment in the game, shares an anecdote about his most famous teammate, Fred Trueman, and gives his thoughts on the modern game.

Chorley Astley Rotary Club has celebrated its 31st Charter Anniversary Dinner.'This year Chorley Astley celebrated world-wide recognition for its success in distribution of shoeboxes filled with goods for the poor of developing countries.  'This was demonstrated by the presentation of Rotary International's Presidential Citation.'After the celebratory dinner at the Park Hall Hotel, hilarious entertainment was enjoyed from the after-dinner speaker Mike Cowan, who, for nine years was Yorkshire County Cricket Team's fast bowler alongside the likes of Freddie Trueman and, later, cricket commentator for Yorkshire Television.'His anecdotes and quick wit meant that laughter was always present, without the need for swearing or smut. 'Now that The Rotary Club has been going for more than thirty years, it is time others took an interest as there is still a lot to do, both in terms of carrying on the work and continuing the enjoyment of membership of such a long-established club.'If you are interested in learning more,

Chorley Astley Rotary Club has celebrated its 31st Charter Anniversary Dinner.'This year Chorley Astley celebrated world-wide recognition for its success in distribution of shoeboxes filled with goods for the poor of developing countries. 'This was demonstrated by the presentation of Rotary International's Presidential Citation.'After the celebratory dinner at the Park Hall Hotel, hilarious entertainment was enjoyed from the after-dinner speaker Mike Cowan, who, for nine years was Yorkshire County Cricket Team's fast bowler alongside the likes of Freddie Trueman and, later, cricket commentator for Yorkshire Television.'His anecdotes and quick wit meant that laughter was always present, without the need for swearing or smut. 'Now that The Rotary Club has been going for more than thirty years, it is time others took an interest as there is still a lot to do, both in terms of carrying on the work and continuing the enjoyment of membership of such a long-established club.'If you are interested in learning more,

Left arm quickie Cowan played 99 times for Yorkshire, taking 276 wickets for the White Rose county.

More coverage in the Free Press on June 13.