Cricketing King's unlikely heroes

When Mervyn King was the guest of honour last week at the lunch-time chat on BBC Radio 4's cricket programme "Test Match Special", he revealed his affection for - and knowledge of - the game as well as a certain ambition for socialite status. The governor was becomingly modest about his own prowess on the pitch, but revealed that he does bowl his slow left-armers for an invitation side in which Lord Kingsdown, a former governor, keeps wicket.

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