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A memory of English cricket commentator John Arlott, who always had a glass of red wine beside him as he worked ...

This Arlott story concerns New Zealand bowler Bob Cunis.

Bob couldn’t be described as medium pace because he wasn’t quick enough. But he couldn’t be called a spinner because he didn’t spin it.

At the end of a long’s day play, after several bottles of red wine, Arlott advised his listeners:

“And, as for Cunis, his bowling, like his name, was neither one thing nor the other.”

From Martin Flanagan’s Saturday Age column