Roy harper - when an old cricketer leaves the crease


The song's intended childhood homage gained an added sombre overtone following a chance remark during the 1984 Festive Fifty, when JP remarked that John Walters intended to play the song during an oration at Peel's funeral service, jocularly remarking, "He's got it all worked out." [1] Ironically, it was Walters who died first, and Peel's first show following his death ( 31 July 2001 ) featured the song at the very end. JP, although understandably low-key throughout, deals with Walters' death and the listener tributes (including some who thought John should have taken some time off) extremely well. However, just before the track is played, his voice finally cracks with emotion as he says, extending the cricket metaphor: "I always expected that John Walters, despite his illness, would outlive me because he was absolutely determined to be at my funeral in order to deliver the eulogy which would have been enormously long but very, very funny and I suspect would have reflected a great deal of credit on him and not nearly so much on me. But one of the things he was determined to do was to play at some stage of the ceremony Roy Harper's record 'When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease'. I'm sorry you didn't have the much longer innings you deserved, old pal." After Peel's death, Andy Kershaw's tribute programme to him also ended with this song.

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