English batting leaves was so normal at one point, the fact is they were all brought up on the fact you couldn't be LBW if it was pitched outside off-stump, irrespective of if it jagged back in. May seem a small matter, but in the end it's the reason people had high back-lifts, if the ball went outside the stumps you padded up.
Gooch, Gatting, Smith, all ****ed up constantly that way. The fact is pitches were so horrible back then this was probably a great relief and they couldn't get out of the practice.
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