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Buy a bit of Bert Sutcliffe- The Last everyday hero

I was unnaturally excited when I heard there was a book on Bert Sutcliffe coming out.

I regard Bert Sutcliffe as good enough to be Victorian. And that is about as high praise as I can give a non-Victorian.

The story about him and Bob Blair’s partnership is perhaps my favourite in cricket, it involves death, injury and how even a small victory in those circumstances can become a folk story. Plus, everyone loves a moral victory in a crushing loss.

Because of the Ashes, I haven’t read all of this, but I liked the bits I saw.

So you should buy it. In NZ you can get it here, in Aus you can get it here, and shortly the rest of the world can soon get it here.

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