Following on from similarly broad life-and-times interviews with Derek Randall and Peter Lever, cricinfo published an ‘interview’ (well, fragments of quotes derived from a long and winding conversation, getting in for an hour and a half) with the quietly spoken former Yorkshire and
England fast-medium bowler, Chris
A Middlesbrough boy, Chris now lives in
Falmouth, where he used to run a fish and
chip shop. To most people of my age and slightly older, he will be indelibly remembered
for his small but crucial role in the miraculous Headingley Ashes Test of 1981,
when England, famously inspired by Botham’s batting and Willis’s bowling, won
after following on, one of only three such results in the history of Tests. Outside
of that, he had an interesting career involving 46 Test appearances and two
decades in a stormy Yorkshire dressing room.
Have a read, if you like: Chris Old: Gleanings.