Champagne moments on TMS this summer
"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.
Geoff Boycott revealed he was a big Katy Perry fan Photo: AP
There has rarely been a TMS match this summer without some sort of weather interruption.
It was summed up for me when, after working on six successive one-day games either abandoned or decided by Duckworth Lewis, I left my house to play a game of cricket with my daughter last weekend only for the heavens to open just as I'd closed the front door!
The season started with Sri Lanka which proved a challenge with lots of bad weather around. But as TMS stalwarts will know, when the rain starts TMS doesn't necessarily stop. Some of this year's on-air highlights have actually come when play has not been going on.
There was certainly an eclectic mix during one long rain delay at Lord's.
Jonathan Agnew seamlessly moved from hosting a lively debate on the future of Test cricket to an interview with leading sports barrister, the Honourable Michael Beloff QC, to a chat with celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal about the secret of cooking the perfect roast potato!
Blumenthal is just one of the celebrity guests we have welcomed to the TMS box this summer. Formula 1 driver Mark Webber, author Sebastian Faulks and a certain David Cameron MP made appearances on the programme.
The Prime Minister spoke to Aggers during the Oval Test match against India and revealed he had been on the phone to United States President Barack Obama that day boasting about England having the best cricket team in the world and told Jonathan that he'd just starting playing "Boycott Bingo" when he listens to TMS!
Talking of Sir Geoffrey, he has given us plenty of champagne moments on the air this summer.
During the Trent Bridge Test against India, Boycott surprised TMS listeners with his interest in an American singer.
"I like that Katy Perry. . 'Firework' - that was a good record that... She's tops for me. She just has something about her voice".
He also uttered the words we never thought we'd hear him say - "I'm sorry". Boycott chose Yorkshire Day to apologise to Aggers for being "too forceful" in his comments about the Ian Bell run-out controversy.
The sportsmanship shown by India is a firm contender for the summer's champagne moment as is another highlight from that Trent Bridge Test, Stuart Broad's hat-trick in front of his home crowd in Nottingham.
It was Blowers at the microphone for that occasion too - and he almost exploded with excitement.
Henry revealed afterwards it was the first hat-trick he'd ever commentated on in his long career.
That moment also led to some amazing e-mails from listeners who told us how they had followed the drama.
Ben Smith contacted the programme to tell us that his wife was in labour during the hat trick, but that didn't stop him tuning in.
He wrote: "When Broady got his second I couldn't bear it anymore and rushed through to the radio to hear that magic final delivery and Blowers' wonderful commentary "it's straight and true what a delivery!"
"My cheers doubled when I went back through to the bedroom to find that I had a baby boy."
Then Dave Goodman in Newbury told us he was at a wedding listening to TMS via his mobile.
"At the crucial point in the rite of marriage 'If anyone know of any impediment etc..... forward I thrust a short fist in my own world with a quiet but positive 'yes' as Broad took his hat-trick. Two or three aisles turned to look and glared at me at which point my precious phone was confiscated by my wife."
Other possible contenders for champagne moment of the summer include Samit Patel's bat falling apart at Old Trafford, Matt Prior and the windowgate controversy at Lords, Paul Nixon's magic catch on Twenty20 finals day and of course Lancashire winning that elusive county title.
But the TMS moment I have been asked most about this summer was when Aggers almost lost it in the commentary box - 20 years after the famous "leg-over" incident where he and Brian Johnston collapsed in hysterics.
"Pietersen needed a new bat rubber on his handle and as we know ... it's not easy to do that...You've got to roll it on, down the stick and make sure it's all in place and no floppy stuff on the end ... Michael Vaughan's beside me, it's not easy putting a rubber on, is it?".
Michael responded: "No it's not. .... Shall we move on."
Cue lots of laughter - before Aggers just about manages to say "You know what I meant!"
So what was your champagne moment?
And I'm sure they'll be plenty more this winter. TMS is back on air on 14 October for the first one-day international between India and England in Hyderabad. Coverage details of that and the rest of the winter to follow.