There’s not enough gentlemanly conduct in cricket any more. We don’t mean fair play when we say that. We mean proper, Victorian gentlemanly conduct.
Back in Victorian times, life was about doing the decent thing. It was especially important to do the decent thing if it required an extraordinary amount of effort and no-one stood to benefit. In many ways, cricket is ‘doing the decent thing’ in its purest form.
We’ve recounted two tales of Victorian gentlemanly conduct over at Cricinfo. No-one’s really interested, but that doesn’t matter, because at least we have done the decent thing in writing the article. Now for some gin.