A Running Commentary on play in the County
Relayed from Kennington Oval
WHEN Surrey visited Yorkshire on the Leeds ground, at the end of May this year, they got completely thrashed. Beaten by ten wickets, in fact—a most humiliating defeat for the pride of the South, the county that gave English cricket its Hayward and its Hobbs, and that still commands a batting strength remarkable even in this free-scoring age. So the match that starts at the Oval today will bo a needle match, with Surrey all out for revenge, and Yorkshire fighting hard to work their way back towards the position at the top of the championship table. which a few years ago seemed to be theirs by right.
SOME ten years ago the Sitwell family began consistently and conscientiously to shock the* world of letters with their writings, their sayings and their general pose of contempt for the whole corpus of literature and the writings of any authors but themselves. That congenial attitude they have not yet abandoned, but Mr. Osbert Sitwell , who broadcasts tonight, has won an assured place amongst the writers of the day in spite of it. Listeners will remember Mr. Sitwell's particularly brilliant contributions to the broadcast debate on Opera last month.
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