JOHN Barclay will be the latest guest to deliver a talk in Worcestershire Cricket Society’s winter programme tomorrow.

Former Sussex captain Barclay will be the speaker at the event held in the Graeme Hick Pavilion (7.30).

It sees the revered off-spinner follow in the footsteps of Worcestershire’s Steve Magoffin, also formerly of Sussex, who entertained members last month.

Barclay was widely regarded as one of the best skippers of his era during the first half of the 1980s.

The German-born ace, who once represented Hong Kong, made his Sussex debut as a 16-year-old in 1970 and captained England Young Cricketers two years later.

Educated at Eton, Barclay took over the captaincy of Sussex in 1981 and came close to leading them to the Championship as they finished runners-up.

He retired in 1986 because of a finger injury having scored 9,677 first class and 2,792 List A runs in addition to picking up 324 first class and 167 List A wickets with his more than useful off spin.

Barclay has remained actively involved in cricket and in 2009-2010 was elected president of the MCC.

Non-society members can attend for an admission charge of £3.