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“It is not often that the opportunity comes of writing so generously of England’s batting…”

During the day there were as many as 37 4’s and a 6, many of them classically executed, and it says much for Sheppard that his innings was as attractive as any. It was a tribute in the first place to choose him, and it is a reflection of his class that in his sixth innings of the Summer he has already made 59 against Australia and is still in possession. It is not often that the opportunity comes of writing so generously of England’s batting, and when they or any other country do score 111 before luncheon and over 300 runs in a day, it calls for rejoicing.

Tribute justified

World News 1956 — The Suez Crisis was the major international event that affected Britain in 1956. The invasion of the Suez Canal by Egypt and Britain’s handling of it led to the resignation of the Prime Minister, Anthony Eden. These pictures show (above) General E Burns, the United Nations Emergency Force Commander inspecting the troops and (below) Private Arthur Whitford doing his washing in the Suez Canal near the front line at El Cap © Times Newspapers Ltd

First Day 26 July 1956

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