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BBC - England play like "The Harlequins" shocker!
Bolly-Quin (IP Logged)
17 July, 2017 22:19
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We see this so often from England ... The way half of them play they should be wearing stripy caps and turning out for the Harlequins.
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Re: BBC - England play like "The Harlequins" shocker!
NicoWilson (IP Logged)
18 July, 2017 09:01
Brilliant!

 
Re: BBC - England play like "The Harlequins" shocker!
DOK (IP Logged)
18 July, 2017 09:17
Clearly a man who has seen Harlequins play!

 
Re: BBC - England play like "The Harlequins" shocker!
T-Bone (IP Logged)
18 July, 2017 10:33
Saw that earlier but wasn't sure if there was a cricket team with the same name

 
Re: BBC - England play like "The Harlequins" shocker!
Snowman (IP Logged)
18 July, 2017 10:48
Yes Harlequins Cricket Club from Merton College Oxford and former students
Most famous member possibly Douglas Jardine who was England captain for the "Bodyline" tour of Australia

 
Re: BBC - England play like "The Harlequins" shocker!
blucherquin (IP Logged)
18 July, 2017 11:09
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Snowman
Yes Harlequins Cricket Club from Merton College Oxford and former students
Most famous member possibly Douglas Jardine who was England captain for the "Bodyline" tour of Australia

According to Wikipedia they wore striped clothes and caps rather than whites.

Jardine apparently carried on wearing his cap down under..here's an extract from a Telegraph piece a few years ago

Even before Jardine instructed his fast bowlers, Harold Larwood and Bill Voce, to target the Australian batsmen rather than the stumps as a shock tactic, the England captain, born in India in 1900 of Scottish parents but educated at Winchester College and Oxford University, had incurred colonial wrath by insisting upon wearing his Oxford Harlequin cap on the pitch – a fashion statement regarded as pretentious Down Under – and dismissing the locals as "an uneducated and unruly mob". When team-mate Patsy Hendren was moved to observe: "They don't seem to like you very much over here, Mr Jardine," amid much booing and jeering during the second Test in Sydney, the reply was as brusque as it was unambiguous. "It's f****** mutual." Tact and diplomacy were clearly alien concepts as he showed four years later in the controversial third Test at Adelaide, when Larwood seriously injured Australia's captain, Bill Woodfull, with one vicious delivery which landed just below the heart. As the stadium fell quiet, Jardine's imperiously clipped voice rang out: "Well bowled, Harold."


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