Names accused of (or, indeed, confirmed) as having been associated with
cricket's greatest blight:
Silver Billy Beldham, of the early Eigh***th Century, rejected numerous
bribes but tells us that many of his contemporaries didn't. Ricky
Ponting, Adam Hollioake and Dougie Brown also claim to have been approached.
Wisden, rather worryingly, said once of W.G.: "He was, throughout his
career, quite breathtakingly grasping when his eye caught the glint of
"The mincing run-up resembles someone in high heels and a panty girdle
chasing after a bus."
Martin Johnson on Merv Hughes