Letter: A fine England captain

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The Independent Online
YOUR leading article ("It's just not cricket", 26 March) is misguidedly frivolous about Scottish cricketers. You should remember that the England captain who achieved most notable success over Australia, and riled that old enemy more than any skipper before or since, was Douglas Robert Jardine.

Of impeccable Scottish descent (though born in India), he captained England in 15 Tests, winning nine and losing just one. Could there be any better reason for England opposition to all Scottish devolution, and the consequent loss of potential Test leadership?

MURRAY HEDGCOCK

London SW14

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