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For decades he was the iconic voice of Eng­lish cricket. Here Henry ‘Blow­ers’ Blofeld shares his Su­per 7 cul­tural picks

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Cricket com­men­ta­tor Henry Blofeld’s Su­per 7

Cricket broad­cast­ing leg­end Henry Blofeld re­turns to Nor­folk this month for two spe­cial events in one day - the launch of his lat­est book My A-Z of Cricket at Jar­rold in Nor­wich, fol­lowed later that night by an ap­pear­ance at the Mad­der­mar­ket Theatre as part of his Danc­ing Down the Wicket tour with side­kick and for­mer Eng­land spin bowler Graeme Swann.

Blow­ers, as he is af­fec­tion­ately known, grew up on the fam­ily es­tate at Hove­ton, and while he might have re­tired from the com­men­tary box, there is clearly lit­tle sign he is putting his feet up.

His rich, ram­bling, witty and first class com­men­tary for BBC ra­dio’s Test Match Spe­cial made him an iconic part of Eng­lish cricket, from his un­ri­valled knowl­edge of the game to his the­atri­cal, me­an­der­ing and vivid ob­ser­va­tions and de­scrip­tions of the com­ings and go­ings around the ground and on the wicket. My A-Z of Cricket by Henry Blofeld, pub­lished by Hod­der & Stoughton, £20; Henry Blofeld will be at Jar­rold on Sun­day, Novem­ber 3, 11.30am. Tick­ets £18, (in­clud­ing copy of book) jar­rold.co.uk; Danc­ing Down the Wicket, 7.30pm, £25. Box of­fice 01603 620917. mad­der­mar­ket.co.uk

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