Johnny Borrell Reveals His Love Of Cricket

The Razorlight singer gushes about Middlesex to Five Live

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Razorlight’s Johnny Borrell took time out last Friday (July 20) to reveal how he came to love cricket, in an interview with Radio Five Live at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

Speaking about how he came to taking an interest, he said when his first band broke up, it was a great way of entertaining himself.

He said: “I was quite a latecomer to cricket. When I was 17, I started watching it on the telly, as it was a great way of occupying five days before the next dole cheque came in.”

A Middlesex County fan, as he grew up in Muswell Hill, it was the ’97 Ashes which really got him hooked.

Johnny Borrell also told BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew that it is Test Cricket he loves, rather than the shorter forms of the game: “Test cricket all the way for me. I love the subtle shifts, the build-up of pressure. Test cricket is the real story not the contrived results you get in limited-over games.”

To listen to the full conversation, check out the ‘cricket rocks’ blog on Five Live here

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