Interesting Cricket Quotes from The Past…

Bowl fast, bowl faster. When you play Test cricket you don’t give Englishmen an inch. Play it touch, all the way. Grind them into the dust. Don Bradman 1908 – 2001 Australian cricketer.

Never read print, it spoils one’s eye for the ball. W. G. Grace. 1848 – 1915 English cricketer.

It’s more than a game, it’s an institution. Thomas Hughes. 1822 – 96 English writer.

Cricket – a game which the English, not being a spiritual people, have invented in order to give themselves some conception of eternity. Lord Mancroft. 1914 – 87 British politician.

There’s a breathless hush in the close to-night – Ten to make and the match to win – A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play and the last man in. Henry Newbolt. 1862 – 1938 English writer.

Personally, I have always looked on cricket as organized loafing. William Temple. 1881 – 1944 English theologian.

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