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The Barnet Bradman 1992

13 May 2024
Written by Emma Day (Field)

Bill Read Old Owenian - click here for article which can only be shared as an image. 

Written by alumnus Bill Read, here is a contribution made to the Old Owenian of Winter 1992. Bill didn't disclose his dentity at the time, using the name of Norseman (the pen name of the sports journalist for the North London Press in the 1950s), but Sherlock Holmes would probably have worked out the identity of the contributor via the dates, and the name of the village he still lives in!

Although a work of fiction, all the names are of real people and all the figures and facts are true, with the following exceptions: George Cowan was never known as the Barnet Bradman; and beer money was not withheld. The inspiration for the article came from Bill's fascination with England's notorious tour of Australia in 1932/33, when so called Bodyline bowling nearly caused Australia to withdraw from the Commonwealth!

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