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    Compo

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    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.
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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.
    - 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."
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    Great read as always.
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