The world of cricket was today mourning the death of Nicholas Wilthsire, the cricketer renowned for being run out on 99 more times than any other in his career, including famously for England against Australia at Lords in 1952. Nick, 99, wasn't keen to pop over the road to the Cricketer's Arms for a shandy just before tea but an old friend and former England colleague insisted. Half way across the road he decided better of it and, in his hesitation, was hit by a Foster's lager tanker, which subsequently erupted into flames, incinerating Nick. His ashes are to be scattered on the pitch at Lords, just short of the crease.
World of cricket mourns the death of 'Nervous Nick' at 99
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This was inspired (if that's the right word) by Sydalg's earlier post.
I like this - some stars awarded - but perhaps "... for being run out on 99 more occasions than any other in his career" ?
Thanks. I will amend resubmit when the Ashes series starts (if I remember).
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