April 20, 2011

Fast Bowling and Chewing Gums

At Warwickshire, Dermot Reeve noticed that his bowlers somehow had the ability to keep the ball swinging far longer than any team they faced. Dermot Reeve was initially clueless on the reason though. By process of investigation and elimination he finally figured out the reason was that the player incharge of polishing and keeping the ball clean was  chewing extra strong mints that produced saliva which, when applied to the ball for cleaning purposes, enabled it to shine and swing for longer. Slowly the word spread across other cricket countys and  chewing gums played a crucial role in fast bowling

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