Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lord Bonkers remembers Elizabeth Taylor and Fred Titmus

Please could you look into this and run the correct paragraph? That would be Terribly Kind.
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The names of Elizabeth Taylor and Fred Titmus, whose passing we mourn today, remind one of many an August day at the Home of Cricket. After John Price had given the openers one up the snoot, the Middlesex captain would turn to Taylor and Titmus in the secure knowledge that no other county possessed spinners better able to exploit the dusty late-season wickets. The dread legend “c Parfitt b Titmus” or “st Murray b Taylor” appeared next to the name of many a celebrated batsman in those warm sixties summers.
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The names of Elizabeth Taylor and Fred Titmus, whose passing we mourn today, remind one of the Golden Age of cinema. No party was could be said to have begun until they had made their entrance. It has to be admitted that Taylor’s technique was more suited to the camera: as was sometimes all too apparent to the viewer, Titmus received his training in the Shakespearian theatre. He was also renowned as a “hellraiser”, but together they reigned unchallenged as The First Couple of Hollywood.

2 comments:

burkesworks said...

Life could have been so close to imitating art. As a Yorkshireman one is obliged to mention the wedding of Fred Trueman's daughter to Raquel Welch's son at Bolton Priory in 1990.

dreamingspire said...

Can anyone remember when Fred Titmus took a catch close to the boundary at Headingley? And any more about that Test Match? I was there, and Fred was just in front of me. Must have been 56 or 57. Or is my memory playing tricks?