A cricketing effigy in an unexpected place

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Regular King Cricket contributor Ged Ladd writes…

Deep within Standard Chartered Bank’s City of London offices, while strolling through an upper floor atrium, I spotted this cricketing effigy in the window of the floor below.

I should point out that I was on those auspicious premises, with colleagues, for a charity fundraising quiz night, which I have written up in excruciating detail on the Ged Ladd & Co website. I was not there on city-slicker, banker-bonus business.

Call me old-fashioned, but standing atop the stumps while executing some sort of a scoopy-swatty shot is not in any cricketing manual that I have ever seen.

Far from standard in my book.


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  1. This looks like something Suryakumar Yadav would do. (The horrible shot, I mean. Not the bank upper floor atrium eyes wide shut party that Ged attended).

    1. Perhaps one from his golden duck phase more than his relentless overperformance phase.

  2. Given the City of London’s location within the historic County of Middlesex and the atrocious start said county has had with the bat in the county championship, I’m wondering whether the effigy was some sort of premonition.

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