Batsmen, Batters And Heffers

Simon Heffer’s column in the The Telegraph should be put in a museum. Rarely has there been a statement of conservative dogma so unadorned. This is conservatism stripped to its bare essentials. Heffer demonstrates the classic style of the well-trained high-school essayist, by offering up his thesis up front. “No part of the history of the great game of cricket” Heffer writes, “is any longer sacrosanct”. In both substance and form, this is conservatism at its most plebeian.

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