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AND SHALL CRICKET DIE?

[By S. U. Surra.] [For the Dnnediii 'Star.* Copyright.j .Some commotion was recently caused by an action of some twelve of the present first cla-sa counties whereby, apparently. •XWlhiuiiptoiishire. were to be ejected from thn .harmed circle of the premier eham-pion-ship. The trouble, whieib is still fresh u the public mind, arose through Xorthmu> venturing to submit, for the considera;Joii ot the Advisory Committee of County 'Jricket a seheme for universal two-day .Hike! for all first c!.i.-s matches. Happily the trouble was subsequently smoothed «-icr. and Xnnhamptont-hire continues to ,-xisi as a first *jla&t team, peace teimuiig a.,, in ia th* happy home Utn the tioubie fiat i >m i i in i hj Xorthants' idea of two-d.iv tricket. 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I sid e vn tl i i \ i t v th j \ il ij-ilth - n | i * | w ui ii i in ai ii 1 ' 1 ' ' i h (in kit \\ hj I in m t I id ting t i jii i i I ii I e cipa i I ~ \ i „ iti r iI i 1 i ' i i li j I i i 1 ( C t I I h - * ne I end i i i l tipf n s fir fii ii r ji < i i it | II t t{< rill a lr r- 1 It llt I « n i r s j( | iui i ' t '•nit \ * I i u i i I ii i t in i i I r i ni 1 li i \ ii ' in 1 sing ji! 1 iPI * ■i it t n 1 \i tf-t 1 < i i I m 1 u chin rii ti it i t 1 i i 1 ! r t late u tin i mm it I i n d t i I i I ! i t ji i ! I III! ii < I 1 ill i t lii i mi lis 1 nu| i \ T i i n tit t j i i i hn m [i i i lr, on | I lit! ill 11 IT t \ il i* u tit t ' 1 In. T- 1 t 1 11 tl t It I I t 1 111 I t 11 'l 11 1 i i ii i en ] t t i nv f i i„ a nt ,im i 1 nu i i i ' I><J t , i I i * li li i v. u r-. t-nen thmL'-i lii.iv he easier I i e! ndi II t i tint ti tl Hi ' i hn i „ uj i I It in t i i f ti ul i ti hu ili 1 t tl i in 1 p ml tli i i tl I ii iml i 1i 1 rnt' tli n i t i it It in i I mi ir f I*, r th nu] lilt Ith i j tr i 1 tl i i t t it i ] i itt_ t i k t t! at i ul ntt i lit iii tu I 1 i I 1 Ith ill ti 1 ti H ti |i< lit ' t u r cr tl i t i n I 1 tit t it If tii j ii e ul* in in i i ti) li i\ il it i i 1 tir t r'lte , flu r i (' ii it in hi i iin ' i] r>' he } tin it I ti it II mi hj n it all ui tit (I t 1 tin th tth i I Infl it nt tin n n itii \ i I i | Ii me i I i tJ t t i in n j i til 1 i l lu i* fh _! 11 O i i it tii t i II it tl i i I | il 1] rn\i n 0 n» + t 1 11 'll in I I n tl it i |!i it I l li t i d i U itt n't ii n i t i I o 1 t tl e gie it git ii s lt |, ] ti ui i 1 t Tt ,i t it in I r 11 ii in I ti i 1 1 it t in li i Ihi u i tin en i ia it t\ it 1 •s u i i I II ! I ttl |! i i I P W »k ,1 >t 1 J \ tn mt ' i |' \ I i \ i i ii i i I i t li i id i i t! i t ft ' n 1 tit tr >' tl! ,i ti it th i i < unit t l \ tn u t lii i I ! ! ill II! (I It i|t 1 11 it | I t I 111 < lit I nil t 1 I 1 Itt (111 M I ,1 1 I 1 lilt til \ 1I 1 t ( \ttlt \ 1 1 ( I I i mU ttt tut i t't u ult It t | _ir i* \ei 1 1 lin n_ tit t i u ii j * lietl it '-it it 1 \ Int u tu \ d , t in til tid in tit ii ii tit i i ' ibt'p 1 i n ihi I I i t I i I I 1 t M UI It Uth t i i! l\ t i i t N lit i tII t \ \ n i„ I \ u 1 11 ii t iHi iil u itu I t lb 1 1 t 1 l ! Mt It I|\ t lit Ml lili 1 ill I t'u- game, yet that same oliicial oners ' Northants is Saturday slart in 1914. So j with two-day cricket, The same parrot try of killing the game goes up: v. ill the parallel lie continued, and if so when slu.il | lie see two-dav cricket;' j As a player. I think the inmii reiilure ,f | M'l'omi must cojieen Irate itself ll|io|| tile | conditions, not upon the gain".'and t: ?eems a \ery knotty ju-obiem to iae!;io | However I have p| H my ov.n ideas on the subject above, ami it is hecau-e I mist realise that tin,nice plays so heavy :t part in the ivhoie scheme ~f eotiutv erieket that 1 uouid have more business principles brought to hear upon the subject. There seems a very haphazard law governing the adiuinistrafivo side ot the game that could ea..-iiy he improved upon, mid it is merely in that diieciiori that I M>m]d filch a leaf t'roni the book of foot-' ball. Let us realise business cannot be I neglected in cricket or elsewhere, and then I ' perhaps some scheme ol reform mav be | ' '•volved whereby the conditions are ui j tered witbolit interfering with the game j '• in any shape or form. Ci-i.-l;ei as a game is the best of everything, and what I < is aJread,' best cannot be made better. I '

--Drawing Stars Wanted.--The outstanding great piayer seems nearly to have vanished. Look at the great names of a bygone generation ; with the exception of (!. L. .fe.ssop it Ls doubtful if there is really one great drawing -tar at the present minute. Is not that .■■L'iiJjy a fault of the. system? Professional ■•rieket is growing, mere amateurs arc getting the scarcer, and an encouragement of amateurs might produce other :-lar-. A county at the present moment who could produce a (.'race, a Ntoddart, a -Maclaren, a daekson, or a .lossop would soon find its gates, but it never will produce a man of that sort without efficient coaching in his early career, and most counties! have a uottdescrip form of coaching that is largely due tu lack of funds.

and the same theory of shortness of cash niav be applied to nearly all the other evils we are faced with. lint let us cultivate the natural hitter: let lis waste m> time, and above all let us ivmombrr that whilst "the game's thn thing '" the crowd is not to be. despised. And whilst'also playing to the gallery is fatal, yet the spectators deserve some sort of consideration. And "so let (hose who can, plav a free game as far as lies within them; let the committees realise that business methods must be employed, and lei us also remember that the world moves quicker than it used to, and even cricket must move with the times; and then t venture to think the great game will take a new lease of life and still stand pre-eminent as the finest, sport that Englishmen ever player!.

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AND SHALL CRICKET DIE?, Evening Star, Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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AND SHALL CRICKET DIE? Evening Star, Issue 15705, 20 January 1915

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