Sport: Not Cricket

In South Africa, Eric Rowan is as heroic a figure as Joe DiMaggio or Babe Ruth is in the U.S. Playing cricket against England last summer, Rowan, vice captain of his team and opening batsman, scored 236 runs, highest individual score any South African player ever made in a test match. But later, at Old Trafford, the Manchester cricket ground, Rowan made a different kind of sensation. When the crowd decided, he was "stonewalling" (i.e., batting a wholly defensive game), it gave him cricket's equivalent of a Bronx cheer—slow, rhythmic handclaps. Infuriated, Rowan...

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