Have a Go Ya Mug


When I were a lad, fearsome fast bowlers who came over here used to look like this…

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They used to have odd actions…

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…and even odder facial hair…

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…and they always smiled, even (or especially) when they were about to knock your block off…

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…and if they couldn’t bowl you out, they’d punch you out…

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…(no changes there, then, I suppose ?)…

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…but the old bowlers would set fields like this…main-qimg-03aa4b03ad7f42586966f46d9cf48df2

…and they were all very scary indeed.

Nowadays, if someone scary turns up to bowl…

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…the image men get hold of him and make him look like a nice boy. They don’t scare anybody.

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…I mean really ! who’d be scared of these two ?

It wouldn’t have happened back then, they didn’t care about coming across as nice blokes…

dennis_lillee_6_600_400-600x400…but sometimes nowadays you tend to think that some boards regard the image of their attack bowlers above their substance or ability — like these guys  Sidders, Starckers, Patters and Rolfy…

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There are always those who tend to go a little over board, of course, even for the marketing men…

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SO C’MON, AUSSIE, FOR CHRIST SAKE. LET’S SHOW A BIT OF GRIT.  MAKE  A GAME OF IT — OR YOU MAY AS WELL HAVE BOUGHT THAT OTHER MITCHELL WITH YOU (STARKERS OR NOT).

HAVE A GO YA MUG !

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