I love cricket, I love words and writing, I love broadcasting. Richie Benaud excelled in each of these disciplines and was utterly unique. He’s been a role model and inspiration for all of my life in those areas. So when I say I’m going to miss him dreadfully, I really mean it. Like many legends,Continue reading “Marvellous!”


And bowling from the Harrod Drive end is Brian Statham.

It all started in the summer of 1961, with an old fashioned billboard tied to a tree by Birkdale station in Southport. The brightly coloured printing announced that there would be a Cricket Festival at Southport and Birkdale CC’s Trafalgar Rd ground. The following Sunday was to feature a benefit game for Brian Statham: LancashireContinue reading “And bowling from the Harrod Drive end is Brian Statham.”