At times Gower’s habit of getting out just when he ought to have been settling in may have frustrated fans and selectors, but in half-hour highlight package terms he was worth a hundred Geoffrey Boycotts. Indeed at times the Leicestershire batsman’s innings seemed almost purposely contrived, so that only minimal editing was required to produce a pleasant two-minute segment of stroke play, ending with that familiar waft outside off stump that conjured images of an 18th-century fop shooing away a persistent beggar with a flap of his velvet glove.
About Lloyd Shepherd
Lloyd is the author of The English Monster, The Poisoned Island, Savage Magic, and The Detective and The Devil. He lives in London, and only talks about himself in the third person for SEO purposes.