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The best way to sum up the joy of cricket? Politicians don’t have to pretend to like it

Cricket is—and hear me out on this—England’s true classless game

By Alex Massie   October 2019

England's Jack Leach and Ben Stokes (right) celebrate victory during day four of the third Ashes Test match. Photo: PA

Right now, moments of national unity seem worth cherishing. That being the case, Ben Stokes—who had already snatched the World Cup for England in July—served his country in more ways than one in late August. At a time of rancour and strife, England’s mighty all-rounder did more than simply win a Test match when victory seemed impossible, he also allowed England—and cricket fans everywhere else in these islands—a brief,…

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