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Life measured out in cricket bats | The Nightwatchman | Sport

Unfinished cricket bats in a factory in India.

A Sunday morning in May 1993. I’m five years old and sans plans. My parents have dragged me to a car-boot sale in Bakewell, Derbyshire. Wandering among the bric-a-brac, memorabilia and mid-1990s estate cars with a weapons-grade sulk, I am stopped in my tracks. There it is. Propped up in …

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