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Counting the crowd

A dull day during Australia's tour of New Zealand in 1976/77. The crowd was mediocre and the opposition likewise. 

Rod Marsh asked Doug Walter, standing at slip, "How many people here today, Doug?"

Kim Hughes, at first slip, reckoned a thousand. 

Walter, at second slip, said, "Well, in a matter like this, I want to be accurate. Hang on a minute...."

As the bowler began his run, Walters started counting heads: "One, two, three, four,..."

This went on for a couple of hours and then Marsh asked the verdict.

"Don't know", he said, "since I started a few more have come in." "One, two, three, four,...."