Henry ‘Blowers’ Blofeld is a man best known for his cricket commentary on BBC’s Test Match Special. Through this key journalistic position he has met an array of famous characters, many of who are included here in the anecdotes that litter his one-man show. Unfortunately, far from being entirely household names, the Queen and her Mother aside, I was often left underwhelmed. My 55-year-old father, with his superior knowledge of cricketing history and, well, just being older, was far more clued in than I was.
The stories were fondly and competently recited and those who have a good understanding of cricket will fully appreciate Blofeld’s anecdotes. However, with my limited knowledge of cricket, I found my mind beginning to wander. This is a highly polished show, with just the least bit of mumbling and stumbling to make you think that Blofeld is sharing a drink with you at the bar. ‘Blowers’ is relaxed, good company but, as with anyone who enjoys talking, it helps to know what they are talking about.