At this time of year this blog traditionally degenerates into a series of fatuous picture quizzes, and this year is no different. So, here is a quotation from one-time Leicestershire batsman and serial autobiographer Harold “Dickie” Bird:
“We planned to recommence the county game on the Monday morning. But when I woke up in my hotel room … and threw back the curtains I couldn’t believe my eyes.”
Most scholars now agree that this was the hotel Bird was staying in
and that this was the view from his window (admittedly at night)
To win the usual prize of a year’s free subscription to ‘the New Crimson Rambler’ simply answer the following questions:
a) In which town did these events take place?
b) What did “Dickie” see to put him off his cricket for the day?