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Re: Willis Trophy Round 1
Posted by: Grockle
Date: 02/08/2020 10:20
My story about Mr McLean. Just before he came to us and brought his wonderful 'Welcome to Taunton' first ball delivery, he was with Northampton (I think) and he came out to face a last over of a one day game at Taunton versus ARC in his pomp.

Now Nixon was a languid soul when not bowling (the change was amazing) and Andy tried to bounce him out as last man. Nixon swatted him so Andy, not to be shown up by an 11th bat, increased the speed and Nixon swatted him. In came an even faster and more determined international bowler and Nixon swatted him.

At the end of the over Mr McLean had taken the pride of English pace for 27 and strolled off to the CA dressing rooms. I did enjoy his 2 years here and in that mood with Blackie at the other end there must have been great fun had.

IDB was involved yesterday as well. It was Somerset umpiring heaven with Mike Burns.

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