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Geoff Boycott and Garry Sobers: a superb anecdote

IAN CHAPPELL, former Australian captain, once told a great story about SIR GARFIELD SOBERS and SIR GEOFFREY BOYCOTT: They were playing in England and GEOFF BOYCOTT came to GARRY one day and said, “GARRY, you seem to get me out … Continue reading

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Social Class and Test Cricket

“We looked through all the specialist batters that debuted (for England in Tests) since 2011, and we found that 95 per cent of them have been white, 77 per cent of them have come from private schools, only 30 per … Continue reading

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It pays to be a slip fielder

Joe was dining in a fancy restaurant and was secretly admiring the woman at the next table. But he was nervous. Suddenly, she violently sneezed and her glass eye came flying out. He caught it adroitly and handed it back … Continue reading

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The MCC, social-class and English Cricket in the 1960s

The MCC* ruled English cricket with an iron fist in the 1960s. County cricket administrators were a version of the MCC, using their social-class and status as Gentlemen to control cricket. Professional cricketers were regarded as social inferiors because they … Continue reading

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Thwarted Ambitions

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Its not cricket

Its not cricket

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