An editorial....
Cricketing heroes
Flintoff deserves plaudits for his part in England's first victory over Australia at Lord's in 75 years
Published: 7:27PM BST 20 Jul 2009

Congratulations are due to the England cricket team for beating Australia in a Test match at Lord's for the first time in 75 years, and especially to Andrew Flint off, who took five wickets on what was his final appearance in a five-day match at the game's spiritual headquarters. He overcame the physical discomfort caused by a succession of injuries to put on a match-winning performance that delighted the crowd.

The plaudits he has received are well deserved. In 1934, the game was won by the left-arm spin bowling of Hedley Verity, who took 15 wickets, dismissing the great Don Bradman twice. Nearly 10 years later, Verity was wounded leading an attack on a German position in Sicily and died in a PoW camp of his injuries. Not to detract from Flintoff's performance; but there are heroes, and then there are heroes.
There is little to say really, is there. But the Hedley Verity story is new to me.
Got Bradman twice did you?
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