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Old 03-09-2017, 05:45 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by white light View Post
Ah, the summer of '76: water draughts, ladybird infestations, bin bags lining the streets, Punks dressed in bin bags, glorious sun, and cricket.

Yeah, I'd much rather watch Viv Richards batting than Gatting batting. Yawn!
The series was just right for the times, though I also seem to remember a couple of the tests being drawn due to rain. Some things never change.

I'd seen Viv Richards the previous year for the inaugural Cricket World Cup. No great shakes as a batsman then, but as a fielder he ran out a couple of Aussies in quick succession. His Test career started off shakily but Clive Lloyd had a lot of faith in him, which eventually paid off.
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