Stiff competition for Mo’s meanderer | Brief letters
Moeen Ali | Railway speed records | Playboy Club VIP membership | 10,000 Groundhog Days | Lucy Mangan’s sister
I enjoyed Vic Marks’ felicitous reference to “Mo’s meanderer” – Moeen Ali’s off-break that doesn’t turn (Sport, 10 September). As a fellow off-spinner, I can claim to be an expert at this delivery. On the rare occasions that I get a wicket, I am often asked: “Was that the ‘arm ball’?” My unvarying response is: “They’re all ‘arm balls’!”
• It was very good of Les Summers (Letters, 8 September) to draw attention to my article in the railway magazine Back Track on Mallard’s maximum speed. However, my investigation of the dynamometer car roll in the National Railway Museum showed that the LNER steam locomotive has achieved 124mph, not 125mph. The small difference may appear inconsequential but a German locomotive is claimed to have attained 124.5mph in 1936 (with passengers including Martin Bormann and Reinhard Heydrich).
Source: Guardian Transport
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