As I've mentioned before, I'm not a great sports fan but one sport I do enjoy is cricket - and particularly test match cricket. As such, one of the sporting events I look forward to most is the Ashes series - the latest of which is currently underway.
My love of cricket was inspired by an uncle who used to tell me about how he would listen to the test matches on the radio. Of course, growing up in the sixties and seventies I was fortunate to be able to watch the test matches live on BBC television and it was through that medium that I developed the love of the game and all its subtleties, intricacies and strange terminology - third man, mid-off, short leg, covers, yorker, wrong 'un and so on.
Thirty years later I'm reduced to listening to the Ashes test via the Internet and I'm no better off than my uncle was in the forties.