The purpose of this article is to have a look at Laker’s approach in order to see just how accurate or otherwise his predictions were and then for the writer to try and project the game forward again, this time, less ambitiously, to 21 years hence.
The story of Harold Larwood is well known. An unassuming and very private man Larwood emerged from the Nottinghamshire coalfields in the 1920’s and went on to become the greatest fast bowler of his generation.
This account of the last appearance of the great batsman is taken from a recently published book ‘The Way It Was’. We are grateful to Author and Publisher Stephen Chalke for allowing Cricket Web to feature this on the site.