A Tall Cricket Story

Mr.Herbert Jenner who played in the first Oxford v Cambridge match in 1827, told the following story of a 'demon bowler' when he kept wicket: 'The bowler sent down a ball which broke the bat, the batman's leg, the middle and leg stumps, whizzed past me, went through a coat held in front by the longstop, killed a dog, and finally disappeared through a stout oak paling;'