Cricket, and the meaning of life

The most entertaining radio programme in my life has been Test Match Special.

To listen to John Arlott, Henry Blofeld, Brian Johnston, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Phil Tufnell and of course Freddie Trueman and Sir Geoffrey Boycott has given meaning to the game, and to life itself.

To hear Sir Geoffrey, born in the next mining village to the one I was born in, sing the praises of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow, was
music to my ears. 

As a boy in the 1950’s and 60’s I remember that every National team other than Australia, the West Indies and England only took part in international competition in order to make up the numbers.

But since then the minnows of Sri Lanka and New Zealand have arrived, and the giants from the West Indies are currently in remission.

It was therefore an excellent result for England to have edged the Kiwis in the first test at Lords. 

Tuffers is a terrific voice, worthy to share the same microphone as Sir Geoffrey, and the poetic Henry Blofeld.

Enjoy the music of TMS


Published by Rob

Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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