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September 01, 2006

It’s Cricket You Know

For when the One Great Scorer comes
To write against your name,
He marks-not that you won or lost-
But how you played the game.
Grantland Rice, "

Well yes:

A village cricketer kept on batting through a heart attack because he stood to make his first half-century of the season.

Unfortunately, Jim Young was still on 48 when he ran out of partners. An ambulance then took him to hospital in Harlow, Essex, and, later, to a specialist unit at St Bartholomew's Hospital in London where he had surgery.

Just a little de trop don’t you think? Possibly showing to much of an unwelcome keenness? Just what would the Great Scorer have marked against his name if he had terminally toppled over?

September 1, 2006 in The English | Permalink

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Young, kicked bucket, 48.

Posted by: dearieme | Sep 1, 2006 9:22:53 AM

at the time you have chest pain,there is no fore knowledge it is a heart attack....so he didnt play thru knowing anything
I had a heart attack in 1993 while taking on the pnone..I continued the conversation and went to the hospital the next morning... the pain was constant and they told me I had had a heart attack...I thought it was anxiety..

Posted by: embutler | Sep 1, 2006 1:26:51 PM

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