Posts Tagged: Jonathan Agnew

TMS — A Reassuring Presence in Brexiting Times


On Thursday 23 June Bri­tain (well, Eng­land and Wales – the Scots are seem­ingly more sens­ible) voted to leave the European Uni­on. As the stark real­ity of what the nation had thrust upon itself sunk in I was in a rather depressed state of mind. At work I couldn’t even stom­ach my bacon but­tie such… Read more »

The Bowler’s Holding… innuendo still going strong

Cricket Box

Almost every crick­et fan will have heard the fam­ous quote, attrib­uted to Bri­an John­ston, “The Bowl­er­’s Hold­ing, the Bats­man’s Wil­ley”.  Wheth­er or not this really was said live on air no longer mat­ters a great deal, it is bril­liantly rep­res­ent­at­ive of the many double entendres that have fea­tured in crick­et com­ment­ary before and since.  That… Read more »

Broadcasting brilliance by TMS — The England Cricket Sermon


What ori­gin­ally got me fol­low­ing inter­na­tion­al crick­et was an early expos­ure to Test Match Spe­cial.  As we all know, test crick­et isn’t always the most break­neck paced sport, and filling in the time between overs, the drinks breaks, lunch, tea, and “Brit­ish-sum­mer” inspired inter­rup­tions is not an easy chal­lenge.  TMS has done this so well… Read more »