This week marks the anniversary of the birth 102 years ago of a batsman that was hailed as "a second Trumper", and who for a time was considered to be a better prospect than Don Bradman. Indeed, many cricket afficionados to this day argue that had he lived, Archie Jackson would have been the greater of the two tyros who both made their Test debuts against England in the 1928/29 Ashes.
Jackson has always been a bit of a hero for us, so in our column for All Out Cricket this week we retell the short and tragic life of the brilliant Scottish born batsman. A cricketer for whom the immortal words of Rutger Hauer's Batty in Blade Runner seems sadly made for: the light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long.
Victor Trumper: All-time Australian Ashes XI - The Openers
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