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Graeme Fowler joins Best England cricket beard of all time poll

In Uncategorized on May 27, 2016 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

27th May

The Best England cricket beard of all time

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With the start of the summer Test season, and the fielding of the most hirsute England cricket team since the 1970s, the Beard Liberation Front is running a poll for the best England cricket beard of all time.

The BLF has identified three hirsute periods of English cricket:

The Classic, Victorian era. W G Grace is the iconic figure here

The 1970s: the long clean shaven period of English cricket ended with the advent of players like Ian Botham and Mike Gatting, as a new less formal period of cricket etiquette opened up

The modern era from 2000: Beards are becoming an essential part of an England cricketer’s game from Jonny Bairstow to Moeen Ali

Graeme Fowler has been added to the poll after his interview with Jonathan Agnew on Test Match Special on 27th May and a discussion of his organic beard.

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, after an increased profile for his beard on TMS, which despite Agnew’s comments is not scruffy, Fowler could still beard the opposition

The poll closes at 6pm on Sunday 29th May

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