After posting the piece by Bob Borsley to mark the death of Fred Titmus, I received an email from a reader reminding me of a song in which Titmus features. This gave me the idea - which I can't think why I haven't had before! - of compiling a list of songs that refer to named Test cricketers. The following song doesn't count, unfortunately, because though it contains immortal lines about cricket, no cricketer is named. Still, it can provide a theme tune for introducing the list.
(8) Richie Benaud, Bill Lawry and Merv Hughes put in an appearance of sorts in Marvellous.
(19) And Warnie is back - or rather not back - in Win Without Warnie.
(21) And though he has no Youtube incarnation, it's impossible to ignore Hedley Verity in Hedley Verityesque.
I shall be adding to this list as and when. Your suggestions welcome. (Thanks: MH and all who have written to me with possible additions.)