Like many, I’m fascinated with the great West Indian sides of the 20, 30 and 40 years ago – so I was pleased to note there’s a programme on tomorrow (BBC Radio 4 FM) profiling some of them. Interestingly, the programme appears to be of their playing in the Lancashire leagues.
Called “Wes Hall Broke My Arm,” the synopsis is:
During the 1950s and 60s, a long line of West Indian cricketers, including the fast bowler Wes Hall, played as professionals in the tiny league clubs of Lancashire. Garth Crooks looks at the calypso style these players brought to Pennine towns like Accrington, Nelson and Bacup.
It’s on BBC Radio 4 FM at the same time as tomorrow’s match – so most of us are gonna miss it.
Are there any Ã¼ber-geeks reading that might be able to record it and convert to MP3? – Download an MP3 of the programme