Bobby did a bad bad thing
I meant to post this yesterday and I forgot. I’m sorry.
“Other overseas readers might also want to know they can now listen to TMS at the same time,” writes Tobias Peggs. “It’s unavailable outside the UK via the BBC website (without a PhD in computer science to create proxy servers and all sorts of other semi-legal backflips and tunnels). But for some reason it’s streaming perfectly legally on YouTube.
“It’s a bit hard to find – you have to search for “Test Match Special” and then change the search filters to only show “live” videos, and you have to redo this each day the URL changes. Given this is one of the last chances to listen to dear old Blowers on the airwaves, it’s worth the effort.”
The first email of the day
“Ahoy hoy!” says Jim Crane. “My friend (and Surrey alumnus) Michael Cross is at The Oval today with his son, Sean. Discussing your Oval Memories theme last night, he proffered the following for your delectation:
- Sylvester Clarke (11.3-4-21-4, econ 1.82!) vs C.H Lloyd (65), NatWest semi-final, ‘86. CHL playing/missing 6/6.
- Visit to Committee Room – conversation with M.H Stewart interrupted ‘cos the ECB inspector of pitches was at the bar “pissed again”.
- Standing at the urinals in the Members Pavilion next to Henry Kelly from TV’s ‘Going for Gold’. My mother being so proud of this story.”
I wish I’d seen Sylvester Clarke bowl. He gave even Steve Waugh the willies.
Alastair Cook is a batting addict. And, like all addicts, he doesn’t care how unpleasant the circumstances just so long as he gets his fix*. Batting was extremely tough yesterday yet Cook relished every last drain on his concentration. His superb 82 not out, a masterclass in how to respect Test cricket, has kept England in the match and maybe the series.
Cook bought England time by surviving 178 deliveries. Since…