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I am enjoying the easy style in which it is written
on 21 October 2016
I am already well into the book and am starting to think that I must ration myself so that I do not arrive at page 205 too soon!
I am enjoying the easy style in which it is written, with all sorts of amusing asides here and there.
I remember Cowdrey and May, Laker and Lock, and the incredible 10 for 53 by Laker. But little did I know, until reading Spirit on the Water, that Laker was repeating the performance of Charles Lawrence for Scotland against an all England side.
Nothing compared with 'Twopenny' taking 9 for 9 in the first innings and 6 for 7 in the second for the Australian Aborigine touring side against East Hampshire in 1868! I loved the description of the fielder who did not offer for some time to go for the ball, and when he started it was at a slow pace...
All such fun.