'Botham's Anger' as 1981 Test series is re-branded 'Dilley's Ashes'
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I have heard it called "Willis' Ashes"
yeah but not by the press
I do not know enough about cricket to get this, and hadn't heard of Dilley until today. Although in my defence, I was 9 in 1981...
Well young man let me tell you [leans back in chair and tamps down tobacco in briar pipe]...drones on and on.
I recently binned a book by The Greatest Living Yorkshireman where he had described in two some detail how Dilley's bowling action
(a) needed to be adjusted and and only a few chapters later
(b) didn't need to be adjusted.
My best guess is that it was a compilation of the humble ex-playere's money-spinning newspaper columns where nobody had bothered to proof read. Or perhaps he was too busy disciplining his girlfriend at the time. Well you've got to keep them in check.
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