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Expensive bat repair
During the game, the batsman noticed that the splice was coming
out of his bat. In his small village,
he was at a loss where to take it to be repaired. Finally, he decided that
the blacksmith might do the
job and went along to ask.
'Splice coming loose, eh?' said the blacksmith.
'I get a lot of you chaps
in here. I'll have it fixed in a minute.'
He put the bat on the anvil,
took an enormous hammer and
gave it a mighty smash. The bat was as good as new.
the batsman. 'How much do
I owe you?'
'Let's say a fiver, eh?'
'A fiver? All you did was hit it with
'I'll make you
out a bill,' said the blacksmith .
He scribbled on a piece of paper and
handed it over. The batsman
read: To hitting bat with hammer 10 pence. For knowing were to hit 4.90