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Tufnell on day four bell duty

Phil Tufnell alongside fellow TMS commentator Michael Vaughan
Phil Tufnell alongside fellow TMS commentator Michael Vaughan

Former England and Middlesex spinner Phil Tufnell will ring the five-minute bell on Day Four of the England v Sri Lanka Investec Test match.

Tufnell, who is commentating on the match for BBC's Test Match Special, will ring the bell from in front of the Bowlers' Bar in the Lord's Pavilion, to signal five minutes before the start of play on the fourth day.

The 48-year-old played in 42 Test matches for England picking up 121 wickets, with best bowling figures of 7/47 against New Zealand in 1991.

He appears on the Lord's Honours Boards after a five-wicket haul against Sri Lanka in the same year, finishing with 5/91 as England won by 137 runs. His was the only five-wicket haul for England at Lord's between 1976 and 2004, and one of only two in the 1990s.

Tufnell also represented his home county of Middlesex for 16 years, taking over 1,000 First-Class wickets for the county until his retirement in 2002.

Since retirement, Tufnell has become well known as a broadcaster, appearing on The One Show, Question of Sport, Test Match Special, and he hosts The Phil Tufnell Cricket Show on BBC Radio Five Live.

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