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It's quite something to think that club cricketers have been playing the shortest version of the game since the first after work matches in the 1920s.
And the IPL thought Twenty20 was a new idea.
Generations of club players have grown up in the format that takes a couple of hours. In recent times the top players have shown the club game how it is done. What can we learn from them, and what should be cast aside when trying to win our local competitions?