'They were a bit sharpish,' he said some time afterward.'You had a job to do and you just had to take it.''
However FB passed an attractive window of a sports shop in Toledo last week.
|Crciket section of Sports Warehouse, Toledo|
The sharp eyed among FB's world wide readership will note an attractive display of batting helmets at the bottom of the window. Might Close have been tempted? Never.
None of these fine pieces of equipment bore the Carlton crest, so FB did not invest. And he will therefore continue to stride out, Brain Close like, bare headed to face the demon bowlers of the lower divisions of the East of Scotland league in the coming weeks. 'You have a job to do........................'