There’s no rest for the wicket watchers

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<span>Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

The question of whether Jamie Overton taking Devon Conway’s wicket in the third England v New Zealand Test was the first instance of someone dismissing a batsman with the same name as the county of his birth (23 June) inevitably set me thinking, as pointlessly esoteric cricket questions always should. No, is, as I rather hoped, the answer: in the second innings of the England v Queensland match in Brisbane in 1979, Martin Kent was dismissed by Graham Dilley (born in Dartford in 1959).
Graham Coster
Author, The Nature of Cricket

• No mention of The Train (1964) with Burt Lancaster and Paul Scofield (The 20 best films set on trains – ranked!, 23 June)? Its masterful camerawork brings the mechanics of steam railways to life, and it’s a fine psychological study of the obsessions of two characters and the conflict between the value of art versus the value of human life.
Sam Philps
Epsom, Surrey

• Criminal barristers should get a reasonable wage, but should stop wearing those ridiculous wigs. As should judges (Criminal barristers begin strike in row over legal aid fees, 27 June).
Marika Sherwood
Oare, Kent

• I remember Paul Jones standing on one leg (Letters, 27 June) while he sang Pretty Flamingo as Manfred Mann’s lead singer on Top of the Pops in 1966. He is still going strong and was recently at Ronnie Scott’s.
Melanie Hewitt
London

• In your photograph of leaders at the G7 summit on pages 4 and 5 of the print edition on 27 June, Ursula von der Leyen was standing on one leg.
Philip Stewart
Oxford

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