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