The next man in sat on the bench adjusting his gloves, tightening his pads and trying to watch the opening pair struggling against the new ball, doing his utmost not to appear nervous.
Two Saint John Ambulance men arrived and leaving a stretcher on the ground, sat beside the cricketer.
'Then he hasn't been on yet, eh?' asked one man, nudging the player in the ribs.
'Who hasn't been on yet?' asked the player.
'Their new fast bowler of course, who else?'