Rob Andrew On His New Job In Cricket

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.

When The Eye Has Gone

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.