Last Man In

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Performed by Tim Marriott

with recorded contributions from the cricket world including:

David 'Bumble' Lloyd

Ed Cowan

Jonathan Rice

Kirby Short


Toby from 'Cricket District'


Trailer: HERE

Former professional cricketer Jack gives his team talk, but wickets fall like a ticking time bomb and the anecdotes from the ashes of his career prove less than inspirational…


As Jack pads up to be the last man in to go out and save the day, ‘Jack's Ashes’ offers a humorous insight into the mental frailties that can cloud the mind and the distractions that can lead to ruin.

"163 to win. We’ve got this lads! 

Ieminds me of the time when I was a lad..."

Jack will be packing his bag and flying off to Australia to give possibly the worst team talk anyone's ever heard at forums and festivals around the country.  Jack will also be available in the UK from April to coincide with an Ashes summer of Pommie-bashing and Aussie-baiting... 


Developed in consultation with professional sports bodies and mental health charities, ‘Jack's Ashes’ is designed to engage through humour in order to reduce stigma and promote conversation about mental fitness. Performances can be followed by a fire circle talk back led by a professional counsellor offering practical strategies for managing stress and anxiety.


24th Nov - Readers, Petworth, Sussex UK 

25th Jan - Bunbury Fringe, WA

Jan & Feb - ACA Forums at Hobart, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide

March 3rd to 18th - Ayers House, Adelaide Fringe

April 20th - Quay Theatre, Sudbury UK

JACK'S ASHES was developed with support from Arts Council England and is presented in partnership with Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers Association.

Written by Matthew Banes & Tim Marriott.

Support materials & workshops led by Annabel Fen Marriott.


Matthew Banes is a former professional cricketer with Durham MCCU and Kent, and is now the Director of Boarding at Cranbrook School in Sydney.

Former BBCTV sit-com star Tim Marriott (Brittas Empire) is an award winning international producer and performer, recently touring Australia and New Zealand with a PTS awareness project, ‘Shell Shock’.

Annabel Fen Marriott MAEd, DIP CBT, DIP HYP (ASCH) is an author, teacher, counsellor and therapist. A former senior teacher in secondary education, she is an Anxiety UK practitioner, currently delivering family support with  UK charity Holding Space. She is the author of a pocket book guide, Toolkit for Anxiety

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