Jack Hobbs said of him, in Wisden, 'He was undoubtedly the most consistently fast scorer I have seen. Rather than push forwards, as batsmen had previously done, he played on the back foot. Tom Horan, the Australian batsman and cricket writer , later recalled, 'The strain, even for the spectators, was so severe that one onlooker dropped down dead, and another with his teeth gnawed pieces out of the top of his umbrella. Trumper at the zenith of his fame challenged comparison with Ranjitsinhji. His massive hands held practically everything within reach. The way he was slogging his paunch about, elbiduubled, meet oft mate on, like hale King Willow, the robberer. Overall sense: The way he was slogging his paunch about' The passage begins with ALP laughing at the sight of HCE, her old stick in the mud, slogging his paunch about on top of her. Ye hek, ye hok, ye hucky hiremonger! In , Abel threatened to boycot the Test Match if he didn't get a pay rise. He was the only cricketer to hit the ball right over the top of the pavilion at Lords Cricket Ground. At her old stick-in-the-block. A long face, piercing eyes, a hooked nose, and his hair parted in the middle giving the impression of horns. He was a forceful batsman, and a great slip fielder. Grace for a duck, at which Spofforth leaped in the air shouting 'Bowled! The Old Kent Road is a quotation from a musicalhall song , but what it all means I have no idea! Tunnicliffe was nicknamed 'Long John of Pudsey', and he used his long arms to make catches which others wouldn't have attempted, says wikipedia.