Elephants: Out of Africa and Out of Luck.

As a teenager I played cricket -  that was in the 1960s. For generations during an English summer it was impossible to avoid the game, especially at school where it was considered character building to have a hard ball hit or thrown at you with sometimes lethal force. Way back then, on a sunny sports enforced schoolday afternoon, I was fielding in one of those 'dangerous' too close to the  batsman positions that intelligent people avoid, and perhaps realising this, my sports master shouted, 'Wake up Bolwell... pay attention!' which was  a surprise... because I thought that I was. Then something…

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