I’m surprised Emma, the resident county squirrel, hasn’t picked up on this: an interview with none other than David Nash, the Middlesex wicketkeeper. Good ‘keeper, Nash, should’ve gone on to higher honours (as should’ve Keith Brown, but that’s for another day).
Kev: Iâ€™ve always wondered how did you get the nickname Knocker?
Knocker: When I started my career, just before going out to keep, I would always go to the loo and â€œrelieve myselfâ€, so I became known for always knocking myself off. [Editorâ€™s note: perhaps we should revert to the less original, but also less evocative nickname, â€œNashieâ€]
A game for gentlemen? Believe what you will. Thanks to Patrick for the link.