Saturday, September 09, 2017

Bye-bye Blowers - "There goes a legend."

England beat the West Indies by nine wickets in the third test at Lords today, and with the match also took the series.

Memorable as any victory against the West Indies at cricket is, the match will also be remembered for the final session of commentary from a one-man cricket institution, "Blowers" or to give him his full name Henry Blofeld who retired today at the age of 77 after forty seven years on air.

Here are a few memorable "Blowers" lines from the commentary box at TMS:
"It's a catch he would have caught 99 times times out of 1,000."

"If the tension here was a block of Cheddar cheese, you could cut it with a knife."

"Flintoff starts in, his shadow beside him. Where else would it be?"

"Ashley Giles trundles in to bowl rather like a wheelie bin."

Taking over at the end of Henry Blofeld's his last stint, Ed Smith said "There goes a legend."


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