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Malgudi Cricket Club (MCC) from Swami and Friends

by K

Just as I entered Tamil Nadu (by train) this morning, the images of R K Narayan's "Swami and Friends" came to my mind. I remember watching that TV series as a child and can't forget how Swami, Rajam and Mani, schoolboys from the imaginery town of Malgudi, decided to form their own cricket team called the "Malgudi Cricket Club" or the MCC on the lines of the Lord's based Marylebone Cricket Club.

Swami was definitely the fastest bowler in the team but I just can't remember the name given to him by Rajam for his fast bowling skills. Was it "Tate" after the famous English fast bowler of the time "Maurice Tate"? Any clue....

5 comments:

adverbin said...

Tate

Anonymous said...

yes. they called him Tate after Maurice Tate.

http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/content/player/21462.html

Naked Cricket said...

If only they knew what would come of this other tate

Landing Satge said...

Experience Malgudi on Stage.

The Madras Players in association with Landing Stage, present, for the first time in the world, R.K. Narayan in a stage adaptation of 'Swami and Friends'

9-11 October 2009 @ Sivagami Petachi hall in Chennai, India.

For passes call, 91 93819 11977

Love SMS said...

The way with which R K Narayan makes us see through a 10 year old's eyes deserves appreciation. This is one of those books where you can relate to with.
The characters are etched deep into our hearts. When Rajam bids adieu, you feel a lump in your throat. You never mind reading it again and again to get into the world of swami.
The best children's book I have ever read, and the only book which has made me laugh so much.
P.S- If you are a Tamilian, read the book for sure, you can enjoy it even more.