27 Jul 2009

Ashes to Ashes - 1977

Some shots from the 5th Test in 1977 at the Oval (drawn)

Tony Greig bowls... Umpire ..Tom Spencer

Alan Knott keeping wicket, Rod Marsh batting The other fielders are Graeme Roope (l) and Bob Woolmer (r) - sadly , no longer with us.

Batsman is Rick McCosker

The one-and-only Geoffrey Boycott

Taken on Ilford FP3 with a Practica super TL and photax 500mm lens - as if you cared.

Anyhow, the third Ashes Test gets under way on Thursday. I have so many memories of these contests, everything that happens this week will be coloured by thoughts of past matches.

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