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Agars bowled over by Lord's Published: 17 July 2013

Proud mum - Sonia Agar with her son's shirt and towel in the away dressing room
Proud mum - Sonia Agar with her son's shirt and towel in the away dressing room

Ashton Agar's parents may be hoping that if Australian captain Michael Clarke wins the toss tomorrow he'll bowl, as they have a flight to catch on the day their son could make his Lord's debut.

I hope he sends me the towel to keep

“We hope to be here for a few hours in the morning, it’s an opportunity we couldn’t miss," father John told Lords.org.

“To come to Lord's is not something I thought we would be doing but to be doing it now is a wonderful thing, it's a dream come true."

The 19-year-old's spectacular innings of 98 in the first Test at Trent Bridge is already one of the standout moments of this Ashes series.

However, with a plane to catch tomorrow evening and their son still primarily a spin bowler, the Agars might just be erring on the side of 'bowl first.'

“We got a chance to sit on the players balcony which you see on TV all the time and it’s just a sacred space isn’t it?” Agar senior added.

One memento that Agar's mother, Sonia, is hoping to take with her from Lord's is her son's towel.

“To see my son’s shirt hanging up with the towel was very impressive. I hope he sends me the towel to keep!"

Every player who plays Test cricket at Lord's has a personally embroidered towel made for them by MCC.


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