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5 Flatters to deceive a lot and time could be catching up on the Belgian.
England's victory flatters to deceive, since a pace attack of Patrick Moore, the late Queen Mother, Private Godfrey and Young Mr Grace could hardly have failed to bowl South Africa out for under 200 when the ball was skidding through at ankle height so often.
The tale deserves to be told but this offering flatters to deceive and falls just a little too short of the mark.