Leslie Hylton, a key member of the first West Indian side to win a Test series, was hanged for murder in 1955. His full story is seldom told so in this feature Cricket Web looks back at his life and times.
The purpose of this article is to have a look at Laker’s approach in order to see just how accurate or otherwise his predictions were and then for the writer to try and project the game forward again, this time, less ambitiously, to 21 years hence.
The story of Harold Larwood is well known. An unassuming and very private man Larwood emerged from the Nottinghamshire coalfields in the 1920’s and went on to become the greatest fast bowler of his generation.