Talk:Jim Laker

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Laker's sense of humour[edit]

Jim Laker, as a BBC commentator in his later years, displayed a fine sense of humour. Once, in the late 1970s, he was commentating on a Sunday afternoon (John Player League) 40-overs match between Somerset and (I think) Warwickshire. For some reason which I don't recall, Viv Richards was captaining Somerset, and put himself on to bowl 8 overs of his off spin - taking (again I think - my memory is not as good as it was), 4 wickets for 27 runs.

Laker waited until his spell was over, and said:

"I'm most impressed by this lad Richards - I hear he bats a bit an' all ..."

Hair Commodore 16:20, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

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