Cricket-themed band The Duckworth Lewis Method have called for the 1975 Lord's streaker Michael Angelow to "come out of the woodwork", as the 67th Ashes series gets underway.

A Merchant Navy cook, Angelow, then 24, honoured a £20 bet when he stripped off and sprinted to the crease and delivered some new balls in front of 25,000 people.

The original sporting streaker, Angelow's beer-fuelled leap over the stumps at the Home of Cricket drew laughter from England batsman Alan Knott and Australia fielder Alan Turner.

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Nude dashes have occurred at the football, tennis and golf in Britain since, while David Niven had already dealt with one intruder with typical composure at the 1974 Oscars.

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The Duckworth Lewis Method used the iconic image for the cover of their album, Sticky Wickets, and want to track Angelow down to appear in their new video.

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"We are rather hoping that Michael Angelow comes out of the woodwork," Neil Hannon told the Mail.

"Can we take this opportunity to make a personal appeal for any information on his whereabouts? We'd definitely have him re-enact his famous leap for our next video."

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