Thursday, September 08, 2005

CRICKET, LOVELY CRICKET/ IT WAS AT LORDS I DID SEE IT

Hard to recall that a month ago the right was calling for the head of dangerous radical Mick Jagger, as he popped up on Today [audio will be online after the programme comes off air] chatting with former Prime Minister and breathtaking hypocrite John Major ("two lords of the realm!" chortled the usually not that easily impressed Jim Naughtie) like old buddies.

Of course, it was all about the cricket - Mick revealing his plans for following the ball-by-ball commentary despite being on tour. At least the two old toffs can claim to have been long-standing cricket fans, I guess, because who knew that were so many cricket supporters in England otherwise? It's funny how everybloodybody we meet and everybloodybody we talk to somehow neglected to mention their astonishing passion for the game until the country came within a sniff of winning something.