Wicked wit, wisdom and a spot of farnarkeling

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The satire of John Clarke may well be timeless

When asked about those four extra runs that deflected off Ben Stokes’s bat in the World Cup final, Kane Williamson said: “Yeah, that was a bit of shame, eh. Unfortunately, that’s the game we play. Those things happen from time to time.” John Clarke would have approv­ed. He loved his sport but he’d have loved more the way the Kiwi captain’s manly reticence ascende­d to comic grandeur.

Clarke’s eyes would have twinkled and the lips turned up subtly towards a smile. That lad showed the English how to play their game, the eyes would have said, showed the Aussies what laconic really is.
Original languageEnglish
TypeNewspaper article
PublisherThe Australian
Place of PublicationSydney
VolumeHigher Education Supplement
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2019


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