Saturday, 29 October 2011


Cricketers will be flocking to see the new thriller that is coming to a screen near them soon.  Anonymous' controversial  theme is that the innings of Bradman were in fact played by an Elizabethan aristocrat, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford.  This has long been a fringe theory which has struggled to gain respectability.  Could this film change thinking?

In Anonymous de Vere is depicted as a batting prodigy, scoring double hundreds at the age of 8 or 9.  He is the Queen's illegitimate child, lover, and father of her child (in that order).  His cricketing output, long suppressed for its potentially seditious character, eventually finds an outlet through an agent and Bradman whom the film depicts as a murderous simpleton and modestly competent net bowler, becomes de Vere's secret frontman. 

Critics have panned the movie.  FB urges cricketers to make up their own minds.

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