Thursday, March 4, 2010

Quote: William Maldon "Bill" Woodfull (1897-1965)

“Which of you bastards called this bastard a bastard?”

During the controversial Bodyline cricket series between England and Australia in 1932-1933, the English captain Douglas Jardine visited the Australian dressing room and complained to the Australian captain, Bill Woodfull, that he had heard an Australian player call him “a bastard”. He demanded an apology.  Woodfull turned to the players in the dressing room and, pointing to Jardine, spoke the above words.

Pictured above:  Bill Woodfull on the left, Douglas Jardine on the right.

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