Croft's six to long-on was a late solitary gesture in the sunlight.
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 96 13:01:15 -0700
Subject: Croft's six to long-on was a late solitary gesture in the sunlight.
[Another example of unintelligible English, this time very English... -psl]
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I don't profess to understanding (or even enjoying) cricket, but I rarely
miss reading the cricket reports in The Guardian Weekly -- known as The
Manchester Guardian prior to July 1995.
The quality of the writing compensates for the obscurity of the subject
and every now and then a report contains some literary gems or fascinating
insights. For example:
"Glamorgan had batted with a wariness reminiscent of a
Highbury dressing-room, never managing to generate a
decent sense of aggression against steady rather than
threatening bowling. James and Cottey were the
exceptions, though they hit only three boundaries
between them. Croft's six to long-on was a late solitary
gesture in the sunlight.
Not all at the Cardiff ground were apparently intent on
the cricket, though. Two seagulls copulating on the
outfield proved a lengthy diversion for a voyeuristic
section of the crowd. Sky TV did not notice, it seems
-- or maybe they were simply leaving that scene to David
Attenborough and the BBC."
Cricket Sunday League
The Guardian Weekly,
Sept. 22, 1996 page 31:
© 1996 Peter Langston