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    New feature - There but for the Grace of God

    110 years ago Fred Tate failed to hold a catch on which the loss of the Ashes was blamed. CW's Dave Wilson looks into the story behind what has come to be known as "Tate's Match".

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    Really excellent piece

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    Yes, a really interesting one that. Thanks for bumping it z, or I might have missed it.

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    Thank you gentlemen, much appreciated.


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    That story reminds us again of the shallowness of the human mind. Even a game called cricket is too complex for it to consider with easy truthfulness. And so the audience remembers Tate's dropped catch but forgets Hill's brilliant catch. And a hundred years later still glories in Bothams 149 at Headingly while forgetting that Dilleys magnifient 50 at the other end of the pitch made it all possible. We want rampant heros and villains and nothing less inbetween.
    Len Hutton - Jack Hobbs - Ted Dexter - David Gower - Walter Hammond - Frank Woolley - Ian Botham - Alan Knott - Hedley Verity - John Snow - Fred Trueman

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    was a good read

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    Thanks gents and welcome to CW, AndyZaltzHair.

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    thanks looking forward

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    Cracking read. Neat job mate.



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