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plain that lie bad not recovered from the injury to his knee. The fact that Rhodes can still bowl well waa a point in his favour when one comes to think of the traTeaty of an English side, and his batting was a recommendation. Jessop and Brearley. One does not envy tha taek of onr team- builders in the selection of a side for the .next Test at Leeds. Many people have thought that Jessop for personal raaeons declinod to play at Lord'e, but it is a fact that neithar he nor Brear- 10y was invited. It is almost incredible to believe that this m so, and vet it is a facs. I hope that both BroarI<jy and ^cssop, for the xake of English cricket, will not allow the omission of thoir names from the team defeated at Lord's to induce them to refuoe to play at Leeds should they be asked, as I truly hope they will be. If ever there waa a big xuatch-playur it is Je.sop. It doee not matter whether he ia just a* likely to fail as soma novioe. He is worth playing for his fielding alone, but it is c« a bats mi: n—« match-winning shall always think of him. His T'JCY presence inspires confidence. Half an hour of Jeseop, and a match can be won. But the amazing part of hi* being left out at Lord's is that he lias been in form ever since the eeaeon WM opened. He proved against Hampshire, by his wonderful innings of 161 and 129, that he its M good we. ever he wa*. If a vote wore taken of the cricketing public, ,1cs/-op would easily be the firet choice for the next Test at Leeds. And Lrcarlsy, who had a gloricr" time at the expense of Kent at Tonbridge, would be a good second. It has been a tremendous mistake in doing without a fast bowler. Brear- lov began thia campaign bv getting any number of wickets. No man hfus bowled so well or f-O consistently as Bre-arley, and on all softe of wickets. I would have been in favour of Brear- lcy plnying in all the Tests. Many lcarf have gone by since w bad such a bowler. Everybody is agreed that this in iO except the Selection Committee. A« I said in a previous article, no ore will blame the makers of England's team if they go out to encourage young men; but iurely there are- not two men eo essentially International players as JesAop and Brearley. We have had one great surprise; I wonder what the selectors will do at Leeds. Why Hirst Failed. Let; mo say that Albert Rolf was the one- great bowler at Lord's. No one ever juetified the hon- our conferred upon him as did the hard-working Sussex professional. The wonder was that he did so. well. Someone declared at Lord's that George Hirst is not the bowler he was; but surely no one will attempt to judge him by what he did at Lord'g. Hirst, like Relf, knew that the osrly man hili dared to expect any real assist- anco from was Haigh. and it is a. fact that Haigh- was quite unsuoceasful. The explanation of whatever shortcoming* Hirst showed was that be was terribly upset with the way the team I was built. He was always bowling 'Rith the cer- tain knowledge that if he did not come off there waa no. one else for his captain to fall back upon. A Side to be Respected. One is desirous of paying- ilie, high compli- ment to the Australians, but it cannot be for- gotten that they were opposed to a team that I was unrepresentative of English cricket. I sHould not be surprised, however,, if our visitors, en- couragod as they must be by their triumph in the second Test match, did. not atone for their previous poor performances. The batting, I am quite convinced, i8 vastly bettor than we have been led to believe in the two representative games, and so long ti6 Armstrong can bowl as he did at Sf. John'6 Wood the bowling will no longer be the poor stuff it has often been made out to- be. Noble h" proved that ho can Tie to the occasion, and when. Whitty comes back iia, the team again the Australian attack might easily givo much tr.4uahlwwithout elver Ileing great..

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