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You've got to be a cricket hero


Cambridge theology and philosophy graduate, Eliza Lumley, who memorably gave Radiohead the cocktail jazz treatment, gives a delightfully cool rendition of a foxtrot song that was originally written about American football. The work of Al Sherman, Buddy Fields and Al Lewis proved sufficiently captivating to be adapted by Fred Tupper and Cliff Nichols for Australian cricket. Inserting the names of 16 leading players of the day—we’re talking 1930s—with the photos of a few of them on the cover of the sheet music, guaranteed a sure-fire hit. The message of the song is clear: score well at the crease, get noticed and…well…you’ll score well at…

from notes by David Allen © 2011


Songs of cricket
SIGCD217Download only


Track 9 on SIGCD217 [2'39] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD217 track 9

Recording date
28 February 2011
Recording venue
Air Studios, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Nigel Short
Recording engineer
Jake Jackson & Chris Barrett
Hyperion usage
  1. Songs of cricket (SIGCD217)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: July 2011
    Download only
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