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Michael Rolls

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TMS
« on: Jul 31, 2020, 10:32:42 PM »
Currently reading an extremely amusing book by Barry Johnston, son of the immortal Brian, 'The Wit of Cricket'. Some of the stories are truly hilarious including comments about the TMS team, including some of the letters they received over the years. Two particularly tickled me. This from Brian:-
'once I said that Freddie Titmus was coming on to bowl, and I added 'he's got two short legs, one of them square.' a woman wrote in 'no need to be rude about people's disabilities'
on another occasion Ken Barrington had made 111 and I commented that he was lucky - he was dropped when two. A woman wrote in 'Mothers MUST be more careful'
Mike
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« Reply #1 on: Jul 31, 2020, 10:47:23 PM »
 ;D ;D  Very chucklesome indeed! One of the special things about cricket is the sense of humour inherent in players and pundits..Mind you, they're not short of time to ponder their puns and prose I suppose.. ;)
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Michael Rolls

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« Reply #2 on: Jul 31, 2020, 10:51:07 PM »
If you can get hold of the book, I can’t recommend it highly enough for a good laugh.
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 01, 2020, 12:22:38 AM »
There are few that can compare with the immortal;..."The batsman's Holding, the bowler's Willy.."..
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« Reply #4 on: Aug 01, 2020, 12:53:38 AM »
Currently reading an extremely amusing book by Barry Johnston, son of the immortal Brian, 'The Wit of Cricket'. Some of the stories are truly hilarious including comments about the TMS team, including some of the letters they received over the years. Two particularly tickled me. This from Brian:-
'once I said that Freddie Titmus was coming on to bowl, and I added 'he's got two short legs, one of them square.' a woman wrote in 'no need to be rude about people's disabilities'
on another occasion Ken Barrington had made 111 and I commented that he was lucky - he was dropped when two. A woman wrote in 'Mothers MUST be more careful'
Mike

 ;D ;D ;D
Truly magic, Johnners what a treasure, such a lovely, lovely man I met him on a few occasions, thanks to my father always great fun to be with always helped so selflessly with all the Taverners Games for charity we set up.

Can you imagine him, Aggers and Peter Cook with a 3 litre Jeraboam of Champagne between them?
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 01, 2020, 12:55:02 AM »

And the cakes, don't forget the cakes! :)
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Michael Rolls

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« Reply #6 on: Aug 01, 2020, 04:17:13 AM »
I’ll never forget the ‘leg over’ bit. Heard it at the time and replayed from time to time. Lovely
On the cakes - again in the current book, Alan MacGillvray had just enetered the box whilst Johnners was commentating and had the piece of cake waiting for him indicated. Once his mouth was full there was an appeal for a catch and Brian said into the mike ‘let’s ask Alan MacGillavry if he thinks that was a catch. Alan, what do you think?’
Crumbs everywhere!
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Michael Rolls

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« Reply #7 on: Aug 01, 2020, 10:59:33 PM »
Another tale curled the current book.
Joel Garner guesting in a charity match and at tea joined the queue for sandwiches which were being served by two ladies. As he reached the head of the queue, one of the ladies looked and him and said ‘my, you are a really tall fellow. How tall are you
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Six feet eight, ma’am’
The second lady asked, rather saucily, ‘And is the rest of you in proportion?’
‘No, ma’am. If it was I would be eleven feet six!’

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« Reply #8 on: Aug 01, 2020, 11:40:19 PM »
 ;D ;D  Not sure I quite believe that about Big Bird, Mike..Awful quick thinking for a fast bowler.  ;D
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Michael Rolls

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Re: TMS
« Reply #9 on: Aug 02, 2020, 04:22:57 AM »
😁😁😁😁
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Re: TMS
« Reply #10 on: Aug 02, 2020, 12:07:31 PM »
What's TMS?
Make every day count, each day is precious.
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Re: TMS
« Reply #11 on: Aug 02, 2020, 12:27:59 PM »
Well the first Google hit is...


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But I suspect it's the second Test Match Special that is the subject of this thread. I might need recourse to the first if the second were forced on me though. I'm only reading this by accident as I didn't know either.
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Re: TMS
« Reply #12 on: Aug 02, 2020, 12:37:30 PM »
Nice one! 😁😁😁😁😁
Mike
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« Reply #13 on: Aug 02, 2020, 12:58:24 PM »
;D ;D  Not sure I quite believe that about Big Bird, Mike..Awful quick thinking for a fast bowler.  ;D
He was also too much of a gentleman to have responded thus.
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Michael Rolls

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« Reply #14 on: Aug 02, 2020, 01:15:30 PM »
I only tell ‘em as I read ‘em
Mike
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