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Old 13th September 2018, 18:39   #4981
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I’m reading Trueman’s biography. He was scapegoated for the disasterous 53/54 tour to the West Indies and the selectors often looked for reasons to drop him. He reckons he should’ve played another 35 tests - jimmy would probably have only just overtaken him!
It wasn't a disaster - it finished 2-2. Swanton was scathing about Trueman's behaviour in his book on the tour, though.
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Old 13th September 2018, 23:42   #4982
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Not so much on the field, a PR disaster though.
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Old 17th September 2018, 23:01   #4983
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Old 19th September 2018, 11:23   #4984
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I’m reading Trueman’s biography. He was scapegoated for the disasterous 53/54 tour to the West Indies and the selectors often looked for reasons to drop him. He reckons he should’ve played another 35 tests - jimmy would probably have only just overtaken him!
Is that the Chris Waters biog? It's excellent, highly recommended.
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Old 19th September 2018, 12:14   #4985
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Is that the Chris Waters biog? It's excellent, highly recommended.
Yeah. Finished it, great read.
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Yeah. Finished it, great read.
He's written another about Hedley Verity called 10 for 10, I should pick it up soon really.
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I remember that one. Not an analysis you’re likely to see these days.
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