A friend of mine texted me the other day to say that the 1973 world final between Ray Reardon and Eddie Charlton had appeared on his television.

Was he mad, in a coma or back in time?

Actually, it turned out a channel called ESPN Classic was showing a series of old snooker matches as an appetite whetter for this year's Crucible marathon.

Snooker has suffered from an overly nostalgic attitude in many that the 80s will never be topped in terms of characters and excitement. I disagree, but have to concede that many of the moments from the game's boom years deserve to be relived.

There's never been a better match-saving break than Alex Higgins's 69 in the penultimate frame of his 1982 Crucible semi-final against Jimmy White.

It's well worth seeing again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZpSHjYtxg8

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


ESPN are putting on some classic cricket matches as well at the moment. Probably something to do with the World Cup taking place at the same time.

Thanks, Joe