Former England opener and popular cricket analyst Geoffrey Boycott helped Howzat Travel celebrate their 10th birthday in fitting fashion at the Market Tavern in Melton.
The Yorkshireman held court at the event which was held as a thank-you to long-time customers and supporters of the Wartnaby-based sports travel company on the eve of the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.
He had been due to be interviewed by his Test Match Special colleague Jonathan Agnew, but Aggers was laid low by a bout of food poisoning.
Boycott took questions from the audience and gave his opinions on cricket and cricketers past and present.
There was also live music from well-regarded Melton performers Howard Rose and Will Hay.
Howzat director Steve Eatherington said: “We are very proud of reaching such a milestone and we would like to thank all of our loyal, regular customers many of whom were able to us at the Market Tavern to help us celebrate.
“We would also like to acknowledge the valuable relationships we have with local partners and businesses in the Melton area, and the mutual support we have enjoyed over the years.
“The evening itself went as well as we could have hoped for with everyone really enjoying the company of Geoffrey Boycott and the music.
“We have been overwhelmed with the kind emails, cards and phone calls we have had since. Here’s to the next 10 years!”