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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".

    Cricket Web - Features: There but for the Grace of God

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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.
    01. Victor Trumper 02. Warren Bardsley 03. Clem Hill 04. Charlie Macartney 05. Warwick Armstrong 06. Monty Noble 07. George Giffen 08. Hugh Trumble 09. Jack Blackham 10. Fred Spofforth 11. Ernie Jones

    01. Jack Hobbs 02. WG Grace 03. Kumar Ranjitsinhji 04. Johnny Tyldesley 05. Frank Woolley 06. Stanley Jackson 07. Frank Foster 08. Arthur Lilley 09. George Lohmann 10. Tom Richardson 11. Sydney Barnes

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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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