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When Bill Lawry's innings drove a taxi driver mad

Bill Lawry was renowned for his stubborness and boring batting display. 

In the final Test of the 1964 Ashes series in The Oval, Lawry scored a rather cautious 94 off 320 balls. That evening, cricket writers Jack Fingleton and Neville Cardus were returning from a dinner in a cab when a young man rapped impatiently on the vehicle with his umbrella.

The driver leapt out and took care of that guy in no time, leaving the writers bemused. 

Fingleton commended him for his work and the driver replied, "I've been watching that Lawry all day down at The Oval. I'm in no mood to put up with any more bloody nonsense."