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A Fourth Innings with Cardus by Neville Cardus

By Neville Cardus

Fifty years of the essays, newspaper articles and press studies from Neville Cardus, the nice cricket author. Sir Neville Cardus urges that the sport itself is extra vital than profitable, gamers should still totally convey themselves within the online game and he writes approximately these gamers who pride the senses: Hurst and Hutton, McCabe and Compton. There are essays at the Indians, West Indians and the 1948 Australians who Cardus thought of the easiest staff ever to go to England. a great article describes an innings via Compton that he believed to be "champagne for the gourmet, ginger pop for the boys".

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