Would have to agree . .
A punter having a bet with a bookmaker, before a race is hardly a dishonest action
Might be drawing a long bow, but if Fours is correct in saying that restitution could be ordered for winning bets . . could Fletcher reclaim losing bets placed by his bowlers
My legal qualifications, by the way, were hard won, under the tutelage of some brilliant minds, and my experience covers many years at the bar