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# Crickettales: Dr. W. G. Grace

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Even if Cricket Pundits of the late nineteenth century called him “The Good Doctor” WG was notorious in his day for being too full of himself, and of course disregarding the Umpire’s decision.
However, he did meet an Ump to match his own brash tongue once.
Once a ball beat him neck and crop, snuck past his defenses and knocked a solitary bail off.
WG promptly replaced the bail, and impishly said to the Umpire,
“T’was the wind which took thy bail off, good Sir!”

The Umpire too was no mug with the tongue.

He declared the doctor out, and said
“Indeed, and let’s hope thy wind helps you back to the pavalion”

Going by the size of the Doctor as seen in many of his photographs, he must’ve generated quite a storm!

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