When Vic asks Sid to take part in a cricket match for the Vicar's eleven, he is reluctant. But when he hears of the booze up that follows, he's quick to get involved. At Fletchley Cricket Club, Sid is told Freddie Trueman is turning out for the opposition. When Sid accidentally hits a cricket ball through his car window, slags off his friend and knocks him unconscious with a cricket ball, it is fair to say he is not on the best of terms with the Yorkshire cricket legend. With only six runs needed to win, Sid finds himself last man in. Surely the fast bowler is not after revenge?
The final instalment of one of ITV's best sitcoms is blessed with some fine guest appearances. Graham Crowden who would be remembered for his role in the sitcom 'Waiting for God' appears as the Vicar. Sid, not knowing him to be the Vicar, talks to him about the Vicar, calling him a bible thumper. 'Are You Being Served?' star John Inman makes his very first television appearance in this episode as a very camp cricketer. And of course England cricket legend Freddie Trueman appears as himself. Sid James would not be the only comedy legend he would bowl at in 1970, later on that year he would bowl at Arthur Lowe during his guest appearance in the classic 'Dad's Army' episode 'The Test'.
A fine episode for 'Two in Clover' to bow out to. Sadly, the sitcom itself did not have a great innings, lasting only two series. A shame, because this forgotten gem may have been better remembered had it had another series. However, one year later James would reunite with scriptwriters Vince Powell and Harry Driver again in the far more memorable 'Bless this House'.
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