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Henry Blofeld announces his retirement

As a cricket fan, it saddens me to read that the great Henry Blofeld has announced his retirement. Listening to test matches just won't be the same without him; to many, he's the quintessential voice of cricket. ''Henry Blofeld will retire from BBC Radio 4's Test Match Special after 45 years in the commentary box. The 77-year-old will broadcast on the show for the final time when England host West Indies on 7 September.'' I love the way he brought a strange quirkiness to listening to cricket commentary, as though you were listening to someone from a totally different age while still being homely and strangely comforting. Mind you, I've always wondered whether he was related to the famous Bond villain. Oh well...farewell Blowers - you were great.

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Henry's father, Thomas Blofeld, was at school with Ian Fleming. Apparently another of his school friends was called Scaramanger, too!

Thanks mum, that's genuinely awesome. Very cool bit of info.

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