The entire village cricket team is sick when somebody poisons their beer but everybody recovers except young Pakistani Zafar Ali, who is found dead the next day. He was secretly in a relationship with Annie, the daughter of racist club secretary Geoffrey Towler, who took him tea on the night that he died and whom his distraught elder brother Munir accuses of killing him. However Annie suspects her father who found out about her and Zafir and had him beaten up. The discovery that Annie had a secret admirer who sent her gifts leads Sidney and Geordie of unmasking the killer though their private lives are not as tidy . Still under scrutiny from the archdeacon for his association with Amanda Sidney is accused of hypocrisy when he berates Geordie for having an affair with his considerably younger secretary, Margaret.
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Peter Davison guest stars in this episode. He is famous for playing the role of the fifth Doctor in Doctor Who from 1982-1984. In this episode of Grantchester he's seen wearing a uniform reminiscent of the cricketing uniform he famously sported when he played the role of The Doctor. See more
At the start of this episode the score book isn't consistent with the cricket match. Geordie Keating and Sidney Chambers are batting, but the score book shows Keating batting with Simmonds with Chambers already out. Also the scoreboard showed that 8 wickets had fallen, but the score book only shows 5 men out. The scoreboard was correct; after Geordie was out, the last batsman came in. See more
[at the cricket match, most of the members of the local team are suddenly taken ill with sickness and diarrhoea
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Well put it this way: we might not have scored many at the cricket but I certainly had the runs last night.