The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162618 Message #3871401
Posted By: Jon Freeman
13-Aug-17 - 11:12 AM
Thread Name: BS: The (in)glorious 12th
Subject: RE: BS: The (in)glorious 12th
I certainly wasn't aware of tat re the dove, Steve and thanks for the other thoughts.
I see we are back to cricket... OT but I'm not convinced off hand that I really liked him, maybe a bit "anti cricket establishment" in playing days that was OK but often (to me) a bit pompous. My father disliked him so much that he stopped buying Shreaded wheat!
But I think the comment starting this was about his performance on the field. On that I don't think there is any doubt he was a fine all rounder and one (although I'd have chosen to bad like Viv Richards and bowl like Michael Holding, and probably in all round ability, Imran Khan was my favourite...) that people of my generation wanted to emulate as well as being a player that led other generations older and younger to look for the next England Botham.
That, the way I read it is just passing interest, not a statement as to whether or not being a cricketer qualifies or otherwise for making comment on the environment.