Richie’s off our UK screens. The Oval Test is likely to be his last televised broadcast in the UK; he’s been on our screens, amazingly, since 1963 when he started with the BBC. Summer won’t be the same without him.
Favourite Richie “sayings,” phrases or funny moments please, ladies and gents. One of mine, which has been well documented, was his stint with Ray Illingworth. Batsman was hit in the royal-box, as it were. “Ooh, and that’s hit him just below the knee-roll. Oh, no, just above the knee-roll in fact.” Richie, as calm as a cucumber, retorts: “Just between the knee-roll in fact, Raymond!”