John Wisden says on page 25 of his Cricket and How to Play It: "A thoroughly good, active, lively and fearless wicket keeper does more to win matches than almost any man on the field." We wish he had made his remarks more emphatic by omitting the word "almost." We think, if Wisden had spent the last few years in America, and had seen the disastrous effects of reducing that all important position to the rank of an out-fielder, he would have used language quite as emphatic as that found in these pages.
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