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Blowers to retire from TMS

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:14 pm
by Boycs
Henry Blofeld: Test Match Special commentator calls time on career
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40378783

Well there goes one of the reasons to listen to TMS and one of the main reasons I was able to get my cricket-ambivalent girlfriend to listen to it.

Re: Blowers to retire from TMS

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:15 pm
by Boycs
Blowers johnners bearders and aggers becomes merely aggers

Re: Blowers to retire from TMS

Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:37 pm
by Boycs
I think my favourite quotation of his from memory was:

"And here comes flintoff running in to bowl, his shadow alongside him.... well.... I suppose where else would it be?"

Re: Blowers to retire from TMS

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:15 pm
by raja
It's been a while since I listened to TMS.
Ever since England started doing well, it's not been fun anymore. :-)
But Blowers was always fun to listen to.
In the middle of describing a delivery, he'd go off into all sorts of topics, like the pigeon on someone's roof.
Often, when Cook and Trott were batting, that was the highlight of the cricket.

Re: Blowers to retire from TMS

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:42 am
by squarecut
This news item reminds me of a similar news item that I read in Indian weekly sports magazine "Sportsweek" in 1974. It was about Jim Swanton retiring from TMS after some four decades. He was to TMS in 1970s what Henry Blofeld was now a days.