Ok, in the spirit of transparency, I’m only posting this so that I don’t have to bother searching for the link to the footage next time I fancy watching this. Which will probably be in about ten minutes.
For last Sunday saw probably the greatest conclusion to an Ashes Test Match in history. Scrub that: the greatest conclusion to any Test Match in history, but made just that bit sweeter because it was against “the old enemy”.
Needing to reach a record-breaking score of 359 in the second innings, and after having been bowled out for a frankly rather pathetic 67 in the first innings, things didn’t look promising for England.
Step forward the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019 (surely…?), Ben Stokes:
Once you get past Sherbet’s Howzat, there aren’t that many songs about cricket.
Thank goodness, then, for The Divine Comedy‘s Neil Hannon and his side project, The Duckworth Lewis Method (the name of which I’m not even going to attempt to explain):
The Duckworth Lewis Method – Test Match Special