Jonathan Agnew's wind-up of Geoffrey Boycott proves there's nothing funnier than a good radio prank

Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew
Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew

On Monday, cricket was the scene for the resurrection of the noble art of the radio prank. During England’s third Test against South Africa at The Oval, Jonathan Agnew played such a marvellous trick on his Test Match Special co-commentator Geoffrey Boycott that the ensuing commentary box giggles threatened to overshadow even Moeen Ali’s dramatic hat trick that led England to victory in the afternoon.

The prank had been planned to perfection, and it was hilarious even if you're not a cricket fan.  Shortly before lunch, Aggers announced in surprise that he had received a press release from the ICC, apparently stating that the sport’s governing body had decided to downgrade a match in which Boycott...

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