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Editorial WESTONCRICKET 'Jfjot^diy Published by: Weston Creek Cricket Club 14 Hyndes Crescent Holder, A.C.T. 2611 Printed by: Lowes—Printer Garran, A.C.T. 2605 CREEKCLUB PA. CREDIT UNION 7 CO-OPERATIVE LTD Editorial Committee: Percy Samara-Wickrama—Editor Bruce Coe—Statistical and Match Reports Contents Editorial Page 1 First Impressions-J.Abrahams... 4 A Respectful Biography/Harris.. 5 Is The Game Changing? by Frank Lonie 6 The Greatest Mismatch by Coe.,.. 8 Wombat's Thin Long Crossward... 9 Unusual Teams by Bruce Coe 11 Twilight K.O. Draw. ; 11 WC's Contributions to Science by Tim Overland 12 Match, Reports 14 Coming Events 16 Crick et does not appear to be too far from contraversy these days, whether it be at international, State or Club levels The days when "flannelled fools" could take their time to play the game, be watched by those who love it, with no thoughts other than the enjoyment and appreciation of the game, has unfortunately long disappeared. Cricket, apart from providing fun has provided words and phrases to the English language. "It is n't cricket" "Cricket crosses all barriers. It knows no language, colour creed or class. It brings • all peoples together" "Cricket bonds nations and friendships" comes to ones mind. The more one thinks of that last phrase the more disillusioned one gets. It appears that in today's game there is no time for enjoyment whether as player or as spectator. The days when one went to see a Bradman or a Hutton, a Lindwall or a Trueman, just to enjoy the sheer beauty of their art is gone.No one bothered if Arthur Mailey of Bill O'Rielly bowled all day pegging the batsmen to their creases, for it was a part of the game to see a bowler getting on top of the batsman. To see the bonding of friendships between nations one only has to • sit on the Hill at the Sydney Cricket Ground,particularly when Brierly, Hadlee, Turner or Miandad is walking in to bat to see what this geat game does for our relationship with the Kiwis, the Poms or the Pakistanis. The famous under arm incident is written into the history of New Zealand not to mention the .Miandad incident with the Pakistanis. "Win at all costs" seem to have replaced those grand old statements. "Money","TV" "Politics" and "Administrators" have been blamed for these ilmanners. Perhaps they have contributed to it in some way. Publicity conscious players have exchanged ethics for cash and weak hearted administraters have turned their backs on bad behaviour on -field.