Chopper Harris and Tommy Smith

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Eventually dispelled the myth.
When both went charging for the ball
It seemed the sky itself would fall.
As Smith came thund’ring in full tilt,
Brave Chopper’s nerve began to wilt
And, pulling out with deathly pallor,
Chose discretion over valour.



Don’t know whether this story is apocryphal or not but I definitely remember hearing it in the early seventies. Smith and Harris both went for the same ball and Harris pulled out.

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