James Miller


Tuesday, July 20, 2004


Manhole Covers

Today, I had to buy a new manhole cover, as one had broken.

It reminded me of a story I was told in the sixties.

A friend, Dave Stringer, was a good cricketer for Edmonton in North London.

One weekend, their match was umpired by a man, who the previous week had officiated in the women's Test Match.

In the bar afterwards, someone asked the umpire if women wore any protection like a man's box. 'Yes!' said the umpire. 'And I was asked to guess what women cricketers call them! Manhole covers was the answer!'

There is also a quote about this from David Gower of all people.



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