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Letter from Gubby Allen to his father, Jan. 18, 1933 ~ Jan. 18, 1933, pg.1 in Sir Walter Allen - letters from George 'Gubby' Allen, 1932-331932-33, 1936-37

by Allen, Walter, Sir

Pier Hotel
South Australia
Jan 18th 1932
Darling Dad,
I shall start this now and finish it when I get a chance. I am at present sitting in the press box with Arthur Mailey watching Ames & Verity bat in our 2nd innings. They have put on 89 so far and this is the second time in the match that Verity has astonished everyone by batting like an opening batsman. It has been a most unpleasant match as you have gathered from the papers. There has been nothing but rows & barracking until I am fed up with everything to do with cricket. As you will see from the enclosed paper, which is only a typical example, that the press & [indecipherable] more especially the public are taking their set-backs very badly. (Douglas Jardine is loathed &, between you & me, rightly more than any german who ever fought in any war.) Plum is worried to death and says the side may have to return at once to England, but that is rot. Premiers, Bishops and