In light of England’s well-documented opening batsman problems, I thought I would canvas opinion within my household regarding a return for Taunton’s favourite son.
Bo reflects wistfully on the early promise of an uncomplicated West Country left-hander with minimal foot movement but tons of talent.
‘137. Lord’s. June 12 2001,’ he appears to be thinking.
Bo’s nostalgia turns to pain and anger as I inform him of the score in Bridgetown.
‘117 all out?’ he appears to be saying. ‘Come back, Banger. All is forgiven.’
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