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Bruce Millington: Seeing the light as gloom increased.

Byline: Bruce Millington

I SHARED the widely-held view that staging an international cricket tournament in England in mid-September was lunacy.

But the final was so captivating - well done to the Windies batsmen for staying out there in the gathering gloom and to David Lloyd for a memorably atmospheric commentary on the closing stages - that it was impossible not to end up giving thanks that we were blessed with such a fantastic occasion.

And, besides, if the thing had been scheduled for August, it would have turned into a shambles given that it rained virtually every day that month.
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Sep 30, 2004
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