Jolly good show (This Is Cricket! Aug. 28). I can now refer my American friends to an authoritative local source when they fail to understand such perfectly obvious terms as yorker, silly mid-on and bowling maiden over.
I must say that we Australians were relieved of almost unbearable tension when we retained the Ashes.
B. A. SMITHURST, M.D.
It is outrageous to brand Bradman the Ty Cobb of cricket. Nobody, certainly not Sir Donald, played or plays cricket the way Cobb played baseball, and I, for one, hope nobody ever will. There are quite a few things that cricket could learn from baseball, but the Ty Cobb technique is most certainly not one of them.
PAUL M. GARDNER
New York City
The only thing I used to know about cricket was how to spell it. Now I feel I have enough knowledge to appreciate a match.
SPIDER AND THE SOPHOMORES
Gerald Holland has written a very moving obituary of minor league baseball (How Come, Spider? Aug. 28). If Mr. Paul Frost should ever want any help in his front office I would be willing to pitch in. At 18 I have had no experience but I'm eager to learn.
Shaker Heights, Ohio
It's nice to find out how the other half lives.
The Sophomore League has a team in Alpine, all right, Alpine, Texas. This is nowhere near New Mexico. The Alpine Cowboys play out of Kokernot Field here, and we have a great deal of pride in the team, Mr. Kokernot (who furnishes the finest ball park anyone could wish for) and the fine players who play here, plus a number of "grads" who have gone on to the majors: Norman Cash, Don Schwall, Charles Schilling, among others.
MRS. KING TERRY JR.