I enjoy cricket… I try to watch or listen to every first class test cricket match. I played cricket reasonably well as a youngster. I was a wicket keeper – I enjoyed stumping and shouting “Agggghhhhht” at the umpires.
I also bowled rather badly. I remember practising my bowling in Crete on a holiday many years ago by bowling pebbles from the beach into the sea. I may have had too much of the local hooligan juice – Retsina.
As for batting… Mixed fortunes – I did score 110 in one innings in Africa. I was 21.
Cricket is a fantastic game – subtle, tactical and far more dangerous to players than Rugby and American football. The commentators on test Match Special – are world class. I miss Jonners and the cakes. And as for his immortal commentary England v West Indies: “The Batman’s Holding, the bowler’s Willie”…one can only laugh.