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STEEN, ROBERT (2008) Dolly mixture Wisden Cricketer . ISSN 1740-9519

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"I come down on the side of honesty, a good honest piece of bungling by good honest men." Thus did Ted Dexter, sometime England captain and one-time prospective Tory MP, characterise the most important selection meeting in sporting history. More recently, in the Sunday Telegraph, the political columnist Kevin Myers delivered much the same verdict, except that he described the original omission of Basil D'Oliveira from the MCC party to tour South Africa in the winter of 1968-69 as "cretinous". In 2003 Observer Sport Monthly named it among its "Ten Worst Sporting Decisions". But were they all too generous?

Item Type:Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords:cricket; South Africa; apartheid; Basil D'Oliveira; MCC; Harold Wilson; John Vorster
Subjects:L000 Social Sciences > L200 Politics
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L330 Ethnic studies
L000 Social Sciences > L900 Cultural Studies
P000 Mass Communications and Documentation > P500 Journalism
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
Faculties:Faculty of Education and Sport > Chelsea School
ID Code:6237
Deposited By:Converis
Deposited On:20 Nov 2009
Last Modified:08 Jan 2013 15:59

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