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“Have you played against Australia before?” asked Len Hutton “You’re one of the selectors who picked me after I scored 75 against them for MCC at Lords last week” was Graham Gooch's response. (Gooch then began his test career with a pair)

“I have thumbed through the MCC coaching manual and found that no such stroke exists” Peter May on England’s use of the reverse sweep

“The only reason I am not selected was the fact that I did Strictly Come Dancing " Darren Gough on being ignored by the England Selectors

“Up, breakfast, stretch, practice, play, shower, bar, steak, bed. Same company, day-in, day-out” Ian Botham tells Peter Roebuck about the sheer joy of touring

“I declare” W.G.Grace to the fielding captain as he is about to be caught

“One newspaper published a list entitled ‘Ten things you never knew about Shane Warne’ – and I swear I didn’t know 5 of them myself !” Shane Warne on being public property

Bob Simpson at test match fielding practice calls for Dean Jones. “Deano” “He’s not here Simmo, you didn’t pick him” replied Merv Hughes