The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 4 (July 1, 1938.)
Cricket and the Game
Cricket and the Game.
When an Englishman says that a thing “is not cricket,” he epitomises something that cannot be expressed in columns of space.
“It's not cricket,” has become part of every true Englishman's creed in life, but … the good old game of cricket is in danger of falling from its high place.
On his third visit to New Zealand, Barry Coulfield arrived by the “Akaroa” on 16th June to take up the position as instructor in charge of the Mount Cook Ski School during the coming winter sports season. He is regarded as one of the world's foremost experts in the art of ski-ing and has done much to raise the standard of that art in New Zealand.
The headmaster of Wellington College (England) speaking on School Speech Day stated that cricket was not an ideal game because too many participants spent the greater part of the day sitting in the pavilion watching other players scoring runs, and then went on the field to disgrace themselves by missing an easy catch!
Many cricketers will agree that the headmaster has summed up the game in a few words, but has overlooked the team spirit which makes or mars a cricket eleven.
“Play up, play up, and play the game!“-that's as British as the Empire and it's cricket.