Henry Olonga, the cricketer who stood up to Robert Mugabe, is coming to Cromer

A Test cricketer who fled for his life after famously defying Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe is coming to Cromer to talk about his life - and his Christian faith.

Henry Olonga, who joined team-mate and current England coach Andy Flower in wearing black armbands at a 2003 cricket World Cup match to protest at his home government's policies, will be at the Red Lion on Friday April 13.

The visit is part of his Blood, Sweat and Treason tour, and will include stories about how he stood up against Mr Mugabe before fleeing to the UK, his success as a cricket international, and how his faith helps him to cope with life.

The former international, who also plays a guitar and sings, will also be taking time to pass on tips to budding cricketers at Cromer Cricket Club at 4.30pm that day.

Olonga will be at the Red Lion on Brook Street from 7pm. Tickets priced at �5 are available from John Graveling on 01263 510250 or from The Red Lion.


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