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    The Way It Was

    Read this article on Wally Hammond Cricket Web - Features: Walter Hammond - The Way it Was great stuff
    You know it makes sense.

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    Really interesting, bitter-sweet stuff. Shows us the dangers of the comeback, even for the greats. Cliche it may be, but anno domini is the one opponent who always ultimately prevails.
    - As featured in The Independent.

    "Predictably, the ending of his international career did not end the argument about Pietersen's merits, as an army of informed commentators and Piers Morgan weighed in to defend or attack him."
    - The Guardian's Andrew Anthony

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Really interesting, bitter-sweet stuff. Shows us the dangers of the comeback, even for the greats. Cliche it may be, but anno domini is the one opponent who always ultimately prevails.
    Yes. Great stuff and so tragic. Its happened with other cricketers too. The temptation is great to come back to the scenes of your great conquests but . . .

    In Hammond's case, the long years of personal neglect made it all the more difficult. Its completely different with someone who keeps in touch with the game at the first class level and even then if batsmen, they do not need more than that one great delivery to destroy the golden comeback.

    Its really tempting fate.

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    That was a realy good read. Thanks for posting it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion View Post
    That was a realy good read. Thanks for posting it!
    Glad you enjoyed it, but Fred will have to take most of the credit for us being able to have it on our site



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