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Redeeming quality in old batsman after keeper's job? (6,5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

saving grace

'redeeming quality' is the definition.
(a redeeming quality or feature)

'old batsman after keeper's job?' is the wordplay.
'old batsman' becomes 'grace' (I've seen this before).
'after' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'keeper's job?' becomes 'saving' (a goalkeeper saves goals).
'grace' after 'saving' is 'SAVING GRACE'.

'in' is the link.

(Other definitions for saving grace that I've seen before include "Compensatory good point", "Redeeming feature", "a description of Miss Darling?", "Redeeming quality", "What stops one condemning".)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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