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Cartoons by Hiscocks
Short animation of a comic duel between English batsman Patsy Hendren and Australian bowler Arthur Mailey at the Kennington Oval.
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The language of cricket. Patsy Hendren, a prominent figure from Hounslow, was one of the most prolific English batsmen in the interwar period, and this animation sees him taking on the Australian googly master, Arthur Afred Mailey, in a duel of delightful hyperbole. England won the 1926 Ashes series by taking only one of the five tests - the very match depicted here at the Oval - while the other four tests were draws.