Regard, Favourably…

When a relative passed on he left me part of his ageing, extensive hoard of cricket books. Among these I’ve found a preview of the 1953 Ashes, which is wholly and magnificently of its time.

It’s written in prose as cultured as an off-drive from Jack Hobbs. Take this staid appreciation of an up-an-comin’ talent…

What a truly judicious assessment of class batting! Here’s another young recruit of favourable promise…

Didn’t hear much from him. Post-war austerity was slowly dissipating, and the populace could regain joys of leisure and invention…

You put the tobacco in the paper…

Great Scott!

Ah, an Ashes series, a hearty smoke and more brylcreem than a whale has grease. Those were — some days.

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