Neville Cardus Manchester scoreboard ass
Reporting cricket matches: The Cardus Way
Concept: Arunabha Sengupta. Artwork: Maha.

While matches went on at Old Trafford, Neville Cardus was often seen loitering on the streets of Manchester. Nevertheless, he seldom failed to write a detailed match report, often with the events retrofitted with surreptitious glances at the same scoreboard he had pompously branded an ass, garnished by his immensely fertile imagination.

Much of these figments of historical fiction is considered gospel today.