This post proves just how much the Test cricket calendar has progressed since the Eighties.
Well into the third Test in 2007, the first Texaco Test match of the summer against West Indies in 1988 was held 19 years ago last week at Trent Bridge. It will also be remembered for Mike Gatting's supposed shenanigans with barmaid Louise Shipman in his hotel room.
Gatt strenuously denied the incident but it wasn't enough to get him sacked by the TCCB bigwigs at the time. Sportasylum has ITN news footage and Gatt's views on the incident with their own sensationalist headline:
EXCLUSIVE: Mike Gatting and the barmaid - the REAL story. Watch it here.