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Champagne moments on TMS this summer

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Adam Mountford | 14:25 UK time, Sunday, 25 September 2011

"England have won ... they are the top ranking Test nation in the world and for English supporters, hallelujah to that"

This is how TMS commentator Henry Blofeld described the moment at Edgbaston when Tim Bresnan took the winning wicket to confirm England as the official number one Test side for the first time in their history.

The beginning of England's reign as number one is perhaps the most obvious "champagne moment" of a summer which finally drew to a close at The Oval on Sunday evening.

I say summer - 2011 will also be remembered as a year where rain of a different kind often tested the patience of players, spectators and broadcasters alike.

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