Arthur is the groundsman. He's a perfectionist who has lovingly tended the cricket pitch for 45 years. Now he is given a new assistant.
Did You Know?
On several occasions, Arthur refers to the outfield as the 'pitch', something a cricket groundsman would never do. The pitch refers exclusively to the strip 66' (22yds) by 10' on which the game is played. The remainder of the field is referred to as the infield, outfield, or simply 'the field'. He also mentions the field's perimeter. This is always called the boundary, also a mistake no cricketer would ever make. See more