On the morning of the first day of the fifth test of the 1948 Ashes series, England captain Norman Yardley won the toss of the coin, and elected to bat first on a rain affected pitch. 992 more words
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“Leave our flies alone Jardine, they’re the only friends you’ve got here!“.
One of the famous cries from the man who could be Australia’s first documented sporting heckler, Yabba. 130 more words
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the skipper and the bowler
On 18th June, 1958, Douglas Robert Jardine breathed his last in a sanatorium in Switzerland. Today, 56 years later, here’s remembering the man for whom cricket was a beautiful, beautiful game that is battle and service, sport and art.