They gave Chris Read an honour guard the week before last, and a standing ovation too. He still has two more games to play, but they’re both away, one at Northampton and the other at Hove. So this particular innings, against Worcestershire, was his last at Trent Bridge, which has been his home ground for 19 years now. Typically, Read didn’t much care for the fanfare: “Does anyone?” he asked afterwards.
So long then, my dear old thing. After 45 years on Test Match Special, Henry Blofeld has, to borrow one of his own favourite phrases, put his cue back on the rack. English cricket will never sound quite the same again. It hardly could, given the unique, deep Cholmondley-Warner timbre of his voice. From now on, then, TMS listeners will find there are far fewer pigeons strutting around the outfield, and not nearly so many jet planes flying overhead or bright red busses driving by the boundary walls.
When Jimmy Anderson’s 500th Test wicket finally came it had a very familiar feel to it, though you would need a long memory to say precisely why. It was late on Friday afternoon when he bowled Kraigg Brathwaite, the batsman stuck half-forward and beaten by an inswinger that whipped by the bat and knocked over his middle stump. Cut back 14 years, three months and 16 days ago, to Anderson’s debut and his first Test wicket, in a match against Zimbabwe here at this same ground.
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