A Churchillian thread to overseas captains debate
DEREK Pringle’s January 13 study, Proud Englishmen or just cricketing mercenaries, notes Eoin Morgan, Kevin Pietersen and Tony Greig as players from overseas who captained England (as did Gubby Allen, whose Australian origins he mentions).
And as far back as 1903-4 England were led to Ashes victory in Australia by Plum Warner, born in the West Indies in 1873. Eager to talk cricket, I met him in 1955, but Sir Pelham insisted on holding forth about the greatness of Winston Churchill. MURRAY HEDGCOCK