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Cricketers bathing without helmets facing medium/fast bowlers.

#Brian Close against the West Indies pace attack in 1976 & he had a couple(allowed then)of bouncers a over at him !
 

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Cricketers bathing without helmets facing medium/fast bowlers.

#Brian Close against the West Indies pace attack in 1976 & he had a couple(allowed then)of bouncers a over at him !
I think bathing rather than batting would have been safer. :)

Some of that bowling was intimidatory and the umpires were far too slow to intervene. Brian Close aged 45 and John Edrich aged 39 were very lucky to escape serious injury that evening in the 3rd test in Manchester on a shocking pitch.
 

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I think bathing rather than batting would have been safer. :)

Some of that bowling was intimidatory and the umpires were far too slow to intervene. Brian Close aged 45 and John Edrich aged 39 were very lucky to escape serious injury that evening in the 3rd test in Manchester on a shocking pitch.
Ha...I bet they both had a long soak after that session..

I seem to recall a picture of Brian Close with his shirt off after that innings,battered & bruised.A real tough character.
 

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Yes,that was the photo I remember at the time.

That West Indies pace attack was awesome,loved those Test Cricket days.Thommo & Lilley at full tilt for the Aussies..Richie Benaud & Jim Laker in the BBC commentary box...Skys coverage is fantastic,but give me back those days..
 

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The trouble was that our batters were so often on the receiving end. Agree wholeheartedly about Richie Benaud. The best commentator of them all.
 

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Goalkeepers without gloves(at all levels)
I was reminded of this whilst watching a few games on you tube.
I never wore gloves when I was between the sticks years ago.My hands got stung a few times :D
 

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The Royal Clarence Hotel! Despite earlier promises to rebuilt it the owners are now selling the site.
Look out for yet more hideously designed indentikit "student housing" rising to take its place in the historic heart of our city. :mad:
 

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The Royal Clarence Hotel! Despite earlier promises to rebuilt it the owners are now selling the site.
Look out for yet more hideously designed indentikit "student housing" rising to take its place in the historic heart of our city. :mad:
I hope you are wrong but fear the worst.
 

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I thought it had to be rebuilt as closely as possible to the original.
 

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Surely the insurance money should pay the rebuild.
I thought that about the damage to the roof of the Clifton Hill Sports Centre. Did the Council (i) Not have it insured/inadequately covered or (ii) just seize the opportunity to divert the payout and sell off the whole site, in a desperate bid to fund their "Vanity Project" St Sidwells Point. ?
 

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I thought that about the damage to the roof of the Clifton Hill Sports Centre.
Funny how Clifton Hill, Pyramids and the Riverside leisure centre have all managed to 'fall into disrepair' at the same time.

#conspiracy
 

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I thought that about the damage to the roof of the Clifton Hill Sports Centre. Did the Council (i) Not have it insured/inadequately covered or (ii) just seize the opportunity to divert the payout and sell off the whole site, in a desperate bid to fund their "Vanity Project" St Sidwells Point. ?
(ii) Is the correct answer I would imagine.
 
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