A Goat at the Gabba

Richard Williams, in tehgraun:

If they go on to lose this series, that first ball will inevitably come to be seen as a bellwether – a term deriving, incidentally, from the ancient rural practice of placing a bell around the neck of a castrated goat chosen to lead a flock of sheep.

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Bottle of red wine then listened to the first hour not a good idea. Have to say Aggers description of the first ball was great. Although when he said “its gone straight to 2nd slip” I almost fell off the sofa – didn’t realise the guy hadn’t actually hit it.

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