Sam Palmer is a cricket player who is playing the last Test match of his career. His schoolboy son, Reggie, is a budding poet who disappoints Sam by not attending the penultimate day's play. Then Reggie is suddenly invited to the home of poet and writer Alexander Whitehead. Reggie fears he will also miss the final day - and therefore Sam's last innings - but it turns out that Alexander is a cricket fan. Written by
Brian Henke <Cincy43235@aol.com>
5 January 1954 (USA)
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Did You Know?
At the end of the first day of England's innings it is said that they scored 320. The next day on the radio, John Arlott
says 283. See more
Why don't you like cricket?
Well the fact of the matter is I find it so frightfully dull.
Frightfully dull? Well of course it's frightfully dull - that's the whole point. Any game can be exciting - football, dirt-track racing, roulette. The measure of the vast superiority of cricket over any other game is that it steadfastly refuses to cater to this boorish craving for excitement.
Remade as The Final Test