Monday, February 23, 2009

Lord Bonkers' Favourite XI: 10. Phil Willis

10. Phil Willis
With his fuzzy hair and 100mph balls, Philip Dylan Willis was a fearsome sight for any batsman and later became MP for Harrogate and Liberal Democrat education spokesman.

After a particularly destructive performance, I once suggested that I should fetch him a cup of tea whilst he put his feet up on the pavilion balcony and watched our batsmen knock off their meagre target. It was typical of the man that he should decline my offer on the grounds that this would constitute a “two-tier service”.

Earlier selections:
  1. Len Hutton
  2. C.B. Fry
  3. David Steel
  4. Violent Bonham-Carter
  5. Mike Brearley
  6. L.T. Hobhouse
  7. Paul Keetch
  8. Nancy Seear
  9. Simon Hughes

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