A Dangerous Game of Cricket Leads To Murder
A star cricketer dies during a tournament and Barnaby's investigation draws him into a dangerous game with a surprise visitor from his past.
9pm Monday MIDSOMER MURDERS – Crime Drama
DCI John Barnaby investigates murder and mystery in the wealthy, isolated English county of Midsomer, a picturesque and peaceful place on the outside but one filled with amoral and snobbish eccentrics with all kinds of vices.
LAST MAN OUT - When star cricketer Leo Henderson dies during a tournament, the investigation draws Barnaby into a dangerous game with a surprise visitor from his past.
Pom-pom girls go wild as Lower Pampling's star cricketer Leo Henderson wins the match, taking his team through to the CIO Slam tournament semi-final. But later that day, Leo is found dead in the practice area, pummeled by cricket balls.
Leo Henderson, star player of the Lower Pampling Panthers, is murdered following a one day tournament called C10, a format disapproved of by committee members St John Beachwood and retired player Germaine Troughton. Barnaby is mystified by the unexplained amount of cash in Leo's account and the appearance of an unshaven Ben Jones, calling himself Jack Morris and with Leo's widow Melanie when her house is burglarized. New captain Fitz Theara, who is taking bribes to throw matches, is the next victim, leading Jones to explain that, with Germaine's cooperation, he is investigating match fixing, a possible key to Leo's newfound wealth and the financial problems of C10 organizer Elliot Luthando. While a twenty-year disappearance is resolved Jones' new role as the leading player makes him a likely target and, unless Barnaby unmasks the killer, the last man out.