IS there a better double act in Britain right now? Geoffrey Boycott, Yorkshire miner's son, straight-driving batsman and straight-talking analyst, and Jonathan Agnew, Leicestershire farmer's son, public school-drilled fast bowler and astute BBC cricket correspondent.

You hear them on Test Match Special, Agnew prodding away at Boycott's off stump, tempting a response, a nibble, a reaction, setting up a wind-up, and Sir Geoffrey striking back with a turn of phrase more viperous than Blackadder.

Their theatre tours allow their banter to stretch out over a longer format, all the while raising money for the Professional Cricketers' Association Benevolent Fund from bucket collections.

In a show of two innings, Agnew, the agent provocateur, askeds the questions, sometimes with mischievous delight, other times drawing more serious responses from Geoffrey, and then invited the audience to do likewise in the interval, either by filling in cards or tweeting Aggers.

Boycott and Aggers started where else but with this winter's hapless Ashes tour, first Ben Stokes's alleged affray in Bristol, then a dissection of the batting and bowling, Boycott far from convinced by James Vince, for example. As the for bowlers, in Australian conditions, you need pace, pace, more pace and spin, he said. Instead, "Chris Woakes played them in, rather than out".

Then came recollections of Fiery's Yorkshire and England days, Close encounters with pugnacious captain Brian; fond memories of Fred Trueman and a cheeky young David Bairstow, and the resasons why Boycott stopped playing Test cricket in the mid-Seventies (Mike Denness's captaincy, in a nutshell).

There was abundant humour, not least from the audience wag who wrote he wanted to buy two commemorative plates for Boycott's 100 100s, but was told he could only get them in singles. One cautionary note, however, was Boycott fearing for the future of both Test and County cricket, and that is no laughing matter.