By Neville Cardus
Fifty years of the essays, newspaper articles and press experiences from Neville Cardus, the nice cricket author. Sir Neville Cardus urges that the sport itself is extra very important than successful, gamers should still totally exhibit themselves within the video game and he writes approximately these gamers who satisfaction the senses: Hurst and Hutton, McCabe and Compton. There are essays at the Indians, West Indians and the 1948 Australians who Cardus thought of the simplest group ever to go to England. an excellent article describes an innings by way of Compton that he believed to be "champagne for the gourmand, ginger pop for the boys".
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A Fourth Innings with Cardus by Neville Cardus