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    Cricket Web Staff Member fredfertang's Avatar
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    Europe, on the outside looking in



    As his grandson faces a struggle to keep his Test place Martin looks back at the life and times of a man who was never dropped by England

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    Great article. What a player, and such elan about him.

    It's great the player of the Ashes series gets the Compton-Miller award. They were two of a kind in the way they went about it.
    WWCC - Loyaulte Mi Lie

    "Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself" - Tony Benn

    #408. Sixty three not out forever.

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    A big hero of my dad's, and of a man I used to work with, both of whom were born around 1930 and the ideal age for idolising him in those postwar years. I remember that Titmus quote, it was in his Wisden obituary in 1998. EW Swanton paid a nice tribute as well: "I doubt if any game at any period has thrown up anyone to match his popular appeal in the England of 1947 to 1949."

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    Top quality stuff, fred.

    That's a, er, beast of a quote from Skinner too.
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    - As featured in The Independent.

    "Like queuing at the post office, or a cardboard cup of weak milky tea there is a quality of slightly clichéd but still beautifully reassuring Englishness about watching Cook bat"
    - Barney Ronay

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    Great read as always.
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    1. J.B Hobbs 2. H. Sutcliffe 3. D.G Bradman 4. S.R Tendulkar 5. W.R Hammond 6. G.S Sobers 7. A.C Gilchrist 8. Richard Hadlee 9. M.D Marshall 10. S.K Warne 11. G.D McGrath

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