By Arthur Mailey
Arthur Mailey's vintage autobiography, first released in 1958, is a wry and interesting account by means of a skilled cricketer from a really diverse era—full of zest, diverse, quickly, transferring the purpose of assault, occasionally extravagant, often awesome and consistently considerate. For 50 years, Arthur Mailey performed and watched top notch cricket. in the course of his attempt profession he performed opposed to a few of the greats, and on one outstanding get together brushed off his idol, Victor Trumper, to his rapid remorse: "I felt like a boy who had killed a dove." this can be a reminder of the honour days of cricket—amateurs and pros, Bradman, Noble, and Trumper batting, and Barnes, O'Reilly, and Fleetwood-Smith with the ball.
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I practised night and day, first of all spinning it in the air, then later allowing it to reach the ground a few feet ahead of me. Although a labour of love, it had its drawbacks because nothing was safe from destruction in the modest dining-room. What little crockery we possessed was smashed to pieces. No other woman but my mother would have stood this bombardment even with an orange (I couldn’t afford a cricket ball). I was playing junior cricket in a local paddock at the time but didn’t have sufficient courage or ability to use the ‘bosie’ which, completely uncontrollable, might easily have struck the umpire or batsman at the bowler’s end.
In fact, I gave up cricket for almost a whole summer and went fishing with my mother and crippled brother because I felt that here, at least, was congenial and sympathetic company. I didn’t mind being a labourer or a paper-seller or even a collector of bottles and broken glass but I did want something 15 10 for 66 and All That 21/7/08 5:22 PM Page 16 10 for 66 and All That regular, something that might lead to independence and freedom, even if the luxuries of life were to be denied me. Generally speaking, and regular employment apart, I don’t think I was too much of a flop as a youngster.
His friendly criticism put me at my ease, but the Queen was a little more severe. After I nearly collapsed 41 10 for 66 and All That 21/7/08 5:22 PM Page 42 10 for 66 and All That quizzing the picture for some minutes, Her Majesty said that it wasn’t really bad but the sun seemed to be out of shape. Feeling obliged to make some explanation, I apologised for the defect and said that since arriving in England I had almost forgotten what the sun looked like. This explanation was smilingly accepted, and I was told that I would be forgiven if, instead of playing in the next Test match against England, I would practise painting the sun.