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    From Kensington Oval to Perdition

    From Kensington Oval to Perdition
    Leslie Hylton, a key member of the first West Indian side to win a Test series, was hanged for murder in 1955. His full story is seldom told so in this feature Cricket Web looks back at his life and times.
    by Martin Chandler

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    Top piece there Martin. Really interesting stuff.
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    never heard of him. very interesting article.

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    never heard of him. very interesting article.
    A great thing about cricket, in fact many sports (but cricket in particular), is that there are so many interesting characters and matches that can be found just off the beaten track of the game's history

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    Ind33d - I first stumbled upon that crazy game at Kensington Oval which is mentioned so prominently in the above piece purely by coincidence, while I was researching a pattern which had nothing at all to do with the particular events of that game.
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    Just to echo what's already been said, really. Very engrossing subject matter presented in a thoughtful, understated but always very readable way. High quality stuff.
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    Yeah, fascinating stuff Martin.

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    Yep, add me to the list of the impressed - a really good read Martin, nice work.
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