|May 5 2017, 10:49 AM |
The year after Somerset got rid of Garner and Richards they both played for league clubs in Lancashire; Richards signed for our local club, Rishton in the Lancashire League, and Garner played in the Bolton League (can't remember which club)
The two clubs arranged a friendly, and I remember Garner playing with the kids; he stood with his arms out to either side, and had 2 children swinging on each arm!
He also hit the biggest six I have ever seen - Rishton's ground isn't the biggest, but it not only cleared the boundary, it cleared the wall, the road, the tree in the garden on the other side of the road, and the house which was set back in the garden! That's what you call long levers!
Unfortunately, Richards wasn't there, so we didn't get to see Garner v Richards, which would have been interesting!