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Cricket Jokes


 

The poertry producer of the Eastern Service of BBC was summoned to the room of Donald Stevenson, the head of BBC Eastern Service.It was January, 1946.

DS: Isn't there an Indian cricket team coming this summer?
The poetry producer ( henceforth PP): Yes, there is.
DS: Oh yes, I remember from your interview that you're keen on cricket.When do they start?
PP: First Wednesday in May
DS: Where?
PP; Worcester
DS: Where then?
PP: Oxford
DS: How do you know?
PP: Because I've got the fixture list in my pocket
DS: Have you ever done any cricket broadcast?
PP: Yes ( in reality, all he did by then was a fifteen minute talk on Hambledon)
DS: Would you like to do it?
PP: Yes ( gasps).

 

The name of the poetry producer was John Arlott.











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