“To Harold. For The Ashes. From a Grateful Skipper.”
May 27, 2014 7:04 AM   Subscribe

Jardine told me to stand at short cover-point and just stare at Bradman Charming interview with Harold Larwood, a name synonymous with life-threatening fast bowling, from 1993. Ey oop!
posted by Wolof (7 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Great stuff, read all of Harold in his "still ripely Nottingham accent".
posted by fatfrank at 8:08 AM on May 27, 2014

"Well bowled, Harold."
posted by zamboni at 8:23 AM on May 27, 2014

I enjoy the fact that although this appears to be written in a language I understand, I don't understand any of it.
posted by Windopaene at 9:14 AM on May 27, 2014 [1 favorite]

Nice story well told, but would you explain some of the jargon? What is this 'bodyline' they go on about? What's the controversy? What did he do wrong?
posted by glasseyes at 3:25 PM on May 27, 2014

posted by Martha My Dear Prudence at 3:49 PM on May 27, 2014 [1 favorite]

Ashes in the Mouth by Ronald Mason is a book on Larwood and the infamous bodyline tour. I know virtually nothing about cricket, but I found it interesting reading.
posted by tallmiddleagedgeek at 4:04 PM on May 27, 2014

You could include the article linked by MMDP in the main post. It really explains the controversy simply and clearly for people (like me) who don't know cricket.
posted by benito.strauss at 4:42 PM on May 27, 2014

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