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David Overton: A Limited Vocabulary

A Limited Vocabulary   We executed well, says Mike Hussey, as if he were Saint-Just. On he goes:   hitting the right spots at the death is crucial to winning games.   The guillotine falls with capital accuracy. Hussey would   be proud of its clean strike and equanimity. Long periods   fielding in the deep give you plenty of time to think about these   things. How the green turf is never quite green enough, and how   batting averages translate so cleanly into the surety of a job.   Point, long-off, square leg. The awful novelty of language…

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