Test Special Match Moments

13th January 2014

Military Mediums – audio/visual highlights

Clips to the on-side.

The chaps at the BBC’s TMS (Test Match Special), or TSM as my late Uncle Jimmy erroneously referred to it, are great at putting together splendid little features or interviews for broadcast during lunch and tea intervals. A few recent highlights can be found here.

Especially recommended are the Middlesex CCC item (including recollections of Wayne Daniel and Roland Butcher) from January 4th; and an intelligent evaluation of the legacy of Jacques Kallis (and brief comparison with Garry Sobers) by former England batsman, Ed Smith, Wisden Almanack editor, Lawrence Booth and Gideon Haigh, the finest cricket writer in the world today (I also recommend you visit his regular blog Cuts and Glances here).

Some brief highlights you may have missed from the recent ODIs and T20s between West Indies and New Zealand: Brendon McCullum’s amazing ramp shot for 6 off Tino Best; and the $100,000 one-handed crowd catch.

Michael Carberry has a couple of moments well worth seeing: here’s his bat breaking in half (perhaps the best follow through ever); and here’s his brilliant impression of Sir Viv Richards. And here’s what he’ll be getting up to when he gets back to training with Hampshire.

Finally, Barbados and England’s Chris Jordan comments on his performance in the 1st ODI v Australia; and on his former class-mate Rihanna.

David Oram

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