Rob Andrew was this week appointed CEO at Sussex CCC.
Rob played first class cricket whilst at Cambridge University, but made a name for himself as a rugby union international. Following his playing career he moved into administration, firstly with Newcastle, then ten years with the Rugby Football Union. He left there earlier this year and will take over at Hove at the start of the new year.
Rob Andrew spoke to Kevin Howells on Test Match Special, explaining why he’s taken on this new role in county cricket.
This week sees the official start of a touring one man play called WHEN THE EYE HAS GONE. It’s the tragic story of former Northants and England cricketer and TMS commentator Colin ‘Ollie’ Milburn.
It’s set in the bar of the North Briton Pub in Newton Aycliffe in his native County Durham.
It was there on the 28th of February in 1990 that Colin passed away, suffering a heart attack in the pub car park. He was aged just 48. Colin’s life and career was dramatically changed when he lost one eye in a car accident in 1969. He had played 9 tests for England.
The play is first performed on Thursday October 27th at Northampshire County cricket club, Milburns old club.
We talked to the author of the play, former Kent and Derbyshire all rounder, James Graham Brown and the actor, Dan Gaisford.
Sportsvibe were graced with the presence of cricketing legend David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd.
See Bumble talk about his ‘Start the car’ tour, his amazing career and being a national treasure.
David Lloyd (born 18 March 1947) is an English former cricketer who played county cricket for Lancashire and Testand One Day International cricket for England. He also played semi-professional football for Accrington Stanley. He is known through the cricketing world as “Bumble” because of the ostensible similarity between his facial profile and those of the Bumblies, characters of Michael Bentine’s children’s television programmes.
A left-handed batsman and left-arm spin bowler, he played nine Tests, with a highest score of 214 not out, and eight One Day International matches. In first class cricket he was a successful all-rounder, scoring a career aggregate of more than 19,000 runs and taking 237 wickets. He captained his county from 1973 to 1977. Following his retirement as a player, he became a first class umpire, and subsequently Lancashire and England cricket coach, resigning the latter post following the 1999 Cricket World Cup. He then became a renowned cricket commentator forTest Match Special, and later Sky Sports, with whom he currently broadcasts. He is also an author, journalist and columnist.
This morning #Vote_Leave launched 50million.uk, a competition to win £50 million – the amount of money we hand over to the EU every single day. All you have to do is predict the result of each game of the European Football Championships this summer.
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