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Notes - The Boys of Summer by A.J. Hall

There was indeed an epic game of cricket at Headingley from 16-21 July 1981. The real game was, in many respects, even more extraordinary than the fictionalised version presented here. Anyone wanting more detail may start with the match scorecard. Mike Brearley’s account of that summer’s Ashes campaign in Phoenix from the Ashes is also well worth reading.

“And more honour to those who foresee….” Cavafy, Thermopylae.