A few years ago, Darren Sammy played a handful of games for Barnes CC’s first XI in the Middlesex Premier League. At the same time, I was heroically leading the third’s to bottom of the table relegation mediocrity. The teenage DJ, at that time, was pretty much broke, surviving on an MCC Young Cricketers allowance. Now he is a dollar-millionaire, having been one of the surprise packages in the Stanford Superstars team, and the man that sent Kevin Pietersen’s stumps flying. He deserves the cash.

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