Its funny how a chance remark on a radio or in a pub can bring back something long forgotten, and how that remark can nowadays send you to Youtube to suddenly recapture your long lost youth.
In this case it was the words were "Freddie Trueman's Indoor League."
Fred was a total Yorkshire Hard Nut ( like my father ) who was the best and most dangerous Fast Bowler that Cricket in this country ever produced.
The Yorkshire TV company had a hare brained idea to try and bring Pub Games to TV audiences, and to introduce this they chose none more hard, beer drinking Fred, the poster boy of Pub night life.
As TV outside broadcasts were in their infancy and cameras were huge, they forewent the atmosphere that would be gained in a small beery pub and held five types of games : Darts , Skittles, Shove ha'Penny, Bar Billiards and Table Football in what appears to be a school Gym.
The whole thing tanked after one series, simply because of the complex nature of the games... and that they were, apart from darts, really only interesting to the people taking part. Darts of course survived to the fine sport it is today.
So here below are the 4 installments of the show I could find online... to bring back memories of the Lamb and Fountain...and to help Bowie in his quest to make a Table Skittles set.
Sir Dayvd ( who is now off to the Pub for real ) of O...