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Punch cartoons by Fougasse (Kenneth Bird)

The Charm of Village Cricket. The charm of village cricket lies to a great extent in the stress it places on the individual factor. For instance, one knows that, other things being equal, if one hits the ball directly towards a - fielder in a cloth cap one can run a single - and if he's wearing braces one can run two - but if he's got on one of those fancy sweaters one stays where one is. Similarly, a belt with a snake in it means a single - so does a club tie - whereas a gent's fancy bow means two. One takes no risks, of course, with a handkerchief round the neck - but one gets in two for trousers tucked into socks - stretching it to three for a straw hat - and four for a black waistcoat - while for cuffs buttoned at the wrist - or a dickey one just runs out. With small boys in shorts one naturally takes no chances whatever - as everyone knows they are apt to become so confoundedly enthusiastic.

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Fougasse Cartoons (Kenneth Bird)
The Charm of Village Cricket. The charm of village cricket lies to a great extent in the stress it places on the individual factor. For instance, one knows that, other things being equal, if one hits the ball directly towards a - fielder in a cloth cap one can run a single - and if he's wearing braces one can run two - but if he's got on one of those fancy sweaters one stays where one is. Similarly, a belt with a snake in it means a single - so does a club tie - whereas a gent's fancy bow means two. One takes no risks, of course, with a handkerchief round the neck - but one gets in two for trousers tucked into socks - stretching it to three for a straw hat - and four for a black waistcoat - while for cuffs buttoned at the wrist - or a dickey one just runs out. With small boys in shorts one naturally takes no chances whatever - as everyone knows they are apt to become so confoundedly enthusiastic.