Sport: Not Like Croquet

At noon, with the sun blazing down, Australia's best bowler let go with the first ball. It zipped in nearly as fast as a baseball pitch (about 65 m.p.h.), hit the ground just in front of the batsman, where he would have to hit it on the pickup. England's lead-off man blocked it off to one side. The fourth of the Test Matches, the World Series of cricket, was on.

For six days, thousands of Australians jammed into the green-turfed oval at Adelaide. The happenings there last week made mere squibs in most U.S....

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