“The Potential Kill with the Bat” — The Pot says to the Kettle

 “The more players are allowed to say on the field the greater the likelihood something personal will be uttered at the wrong time In that case the administrators will do well to remember that one player in this duel has a bat. If things boil over, something could go seriously wrong” Ian Chappell in “Tough Task for Smith’s side to halt India’s Momentum” in Sunday Advertiser, 12 March 2017

  • Ian Chappell should cast his mind to his glory days when Tony Greig et al for England and Chappell et al for the Aussies launched abuse as a weapon on the cricket field,
  • ,,,, and meander down the lane to Sydney where a pace bowler named Bollinger  mounted a bouncer barrage and threatening words to the effect of “killing you” in the process of  to (accidentally) killing Philip Hughes. So, here, ball not bat did the trick
  • On the next Saturday there was no “sledging”  (a veil for “abuse” and intimidation mixed with banter) in any of the Sydney league matches. BUT, it was soon back to normal 


Michael Roberts:  An Early Plea in 1990: Ban Verbal Assaults within the Cricket Field,” 8 March 2017 ……………. https://thuppahis.com/?p=24477&preview=true31 

Michael Roberts: “Australian Patriotism and Sacrificial Christian Symbolism embodied in One Image commemorating Phil Hughes,” 20 November 2014, 201https://thuppahis.com/2014/11/29/australian-patriotism-and-sacrificial-christian-symbolism-embodied-in-one-image-commemorating-phil-hughes/




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