Tag Archives: Test Match Special

The Opening Ball Of Summer.


Summer should only start at the moment

when the first ball of the opening innings

of the first test is sent down the pitch

by a bowler who has found an extra yard

since Christmas.

Whilst April and the wet dew of Spring

heralds the days when you can ignore family

for six months of luxury

of a set of headphones firmly

implanted down the ear

and the commentator’s eye finding

the slow drawn crease akin

to the artistry of Michelangelo’s David

and attendance of the

Sporting legends Blofeld And Baxter Visit Southport In May.

Two of the titans of U.K. cricket are coming to The Atkinson, Southport with a side splitting show full of memories from within the Test Match Special commentary box.

B.B.C. cricket legends Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter are in Southport on the 21st June 2013 as part of their theatre tour of a brand new humorous show detailing their exploits in the commentary box from the last 40 years. For the first time in public, Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter are set to wow the crowds with their hilarious cricketing tales.