"I regarded him (or rather his name—which amounted to the same thing) with open derision. 'Gaukrodger!' I would murmur. And to this present time I have remained unshaken in the view that 'Gaukrodger' was a heathenish name for a cricketer; I am glad he never played for England." -- "The Essential Neville Cardus," p. 83
"...Gaukrodger of Worcestershire, whose odd name was a godsend for contemporary (and rather simple-minded) humorists." -- AA Thomson, "Cricket My Happiness," p. 106
Am I reading too much into this when I take it for evidence of the possibility that my favourite two cricket writers weren't chummy?