My old fella would be incensed to hear this but my decks to give about cricket have diminished in recent years, in fact ever since the coverage left the BBC. I have fond memories of sitting for days watching, like Tommy from Comber, though I have actually been to a test match, and revelling in the commentary of John Arlott Jim Laker and Ritchie Benaud amongst many good commentators who grew around them, including my personal cricketer Geoffrey Boycott, the only Dnglushman ever dropped for scoring a double century, the target of lesser jealous men.
Now I rarely watch, however the most famous sportsman I've met was Sir Garfield Sobers with whom I was lucky enough to have lunch. He was mad keen to talk golf rather than cricket mind you, my specialist subject. I still have the signed Menu somewhere, think I had to show it to Grumps once because he couldn't fathom why Sobers was at North Down with Barbados.
Anyway, I digress, sadly I'm not much bothered, I'm taking up pétanque, they are putting a couple or four courts in at my Spanish hovel on La Torre.