The seventies. Party Sevens, power cuts, Wombles. Mateus Rosé. Sitting in a hearing-aid beige Austin with a square steering wheel, waiting for the AA man.
It’s thursday, 5.15pm on Yorkshire Televison. Here’s the legendary Frederick Sewards Trueman as a sort of cardigan-bound public bar Ted Hughes, presenting Indoor League, an unashamed celebration of working class pub ‘sports’.
‘The biggest bonanza of sporting skill i’ve ever clapped eyes on’ says the veteran of nearly 70 test matches, candidate for greatest-ever English fast bowler and cult figure of Yorkshire cricket’s golden years.
Is that an unsparkled pint? In Leeds?