Foreign News: Not Cricket!

Colonel Blimp nearly fainted in his bath: in Health Minister Aneurin Bevan's leftist Tribune had appeared a headline: "Nationalize the M.C.C." The M.C.C. is the Marylebone Cricket Club, blueblooded governing body of the national sport. Wrote poker-faced George Harrison in London's News of the World'.

"Certain more or less influential supporters of the Government are backing the idea of Government ownership. The proposers of this delicious plan are basing their case on the poor showing of the M.C.C. team in Australia. They declare that our failure in the test matches will have grievous repercussions on our prestige throughout the world and particularly...

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