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31-05-2010, 20:21
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Cricket isnít my game. I much prefer rugby union or football (80 or 90 minutes and itís done while they also both appeal to my inner gladiator, very much inner though), but on the other hand the idea of the pub cricket tour is a bit of a stunner. You don whites, feel handsome, stand in the sun for a while, get out for a golden duck (I speak from experience) and then itís pub time in the middle of the countryside ó which is why I took this photo of a framed letter that hangs in the loo of the London Inn, an ancient hostelry in the centre of the edge-of-Exmoor village of Molland. The pub has had several changes of hand since the game recorded (I know one of the players who has now decamped to Dulverton), but the survival of the memento of a long ago summerís day (and evening) speaks volumes for the continuity and eternal sense of values that the pub has.

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