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Six Singles + Three Twos + One Three + Seven Fours + Six Sixes All Add Up To Wardle's Day

Eric Thompson (1910-1958)


Newspaper clipped affixed to reverse

Ink with coloured pencil

7 x 7 inches

Daily Mail, 14 May 1951

'Figures tell their own tale of how Johnny Wardle, Yorkshire's No. 7 batsman, refused to be fettered by Lancashire's steady attack and well-set field.
His knock of 79, a personal "best", must rank as one of the brightest ever in this series, in which sprinkling sixes over the spectators is regarded as unconventional.
Hutton's exit left behind a long shadow. Vic Wilson plodded to 64 in 3 1/2 hours, but Wardle swung his bat and Yorkshire's fortunes. They reached 313.
The Old Trafford wicket is problematical, and Wardle is a left-arm spin bowler. It could be Wardle's day again.'

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