Weekes calls it a day

Paul Weekes is retiring at the end of Middlesex’s match against Kent. He never went on like he perhaps might have – I thought he’d have played one-day cricket in the mid-1990s for England, to be honest – but he was one of the first players I saw at Middlesex, and is a minor cult hero at Lord’s. He could be brilliant to watch just for his unorthodoxy, but could unleash the most elegant cover drives. Good slipper, decent offspinner and a gutsy allround cricketer.