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Cricketing Wodehouse

August 19 2017 at 7:47 PM
Brian  (Login NewBrian)

 
Our greatest comic writer and his focus on the game

http://www.thecricketmonthly.com/story/1116146/cricket-a-la-plum

 
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Steve C
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Re: Cricketing Wodehouse

August 19 2017, 10:33 PM 

Priceless thankyou.
I'm not a huge fan of Wodehouse but i like that!

 
 
Bear
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Re: Cricketing Wodehouse

August 20 2017, 10:48 AM 

Yes, excellent. Sorry to hear you are not a Wodehouse fan, Steve. I can only sympathise with such an affliction.

I seem to remember reading about a match at Lords, Writers v Artists !!!! The writers innings opened with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, P.G. Wodehouse and E.W. Hornung (the man who wrote the Raffles stories, and was apparently a Yorkshireman from Middlesbrough).

 
 
Steve C
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Re: Cricketing Wodehouse

August 20 2017, 11:18 AM 

There was a very good TMS lunch interview recently with Ronald Harwood who reminisced about going to Test Matches with Harold Pinter.
He didn't chat much apparently...

I think the Writer's XI was quite a famous fixture - i'm sure someone will be able to uncover a scorecard for us....!

 
 
Brian
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Re: Cricketing Wodehouse

August 20 2017, 9:12 PM 

There's a wonderful passage from one of the books in which Bertie Wooster is referring to a relative who was a big game hunter in Africa, 'He died from a confusion of thoughts. He thought the lion was dead and the lion thought it wasn't.'
I love it but haven't been able to remember which one it's from.

 
 
Ian Laidlaw
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Wodehouse Book source

August 24 2017, 10:17 AM 

Ring for Jeeves, 1953

GIYF
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Brian
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Re: Cricketing Wodehouse

August 24 2017, 1:05 PM 

Google must hate me - I couldn't find it. Thanks very much.

 
 
 
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