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Such a rascal can’t be a good bowler (3,3)


I believe the answer is:

bad hat

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'such a rascal can't' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this defines the answer.

'a good bowler' is the wordplay.
'a good' becomes 'bad' (I can't explain this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'bowler' becomes 'hat' (I've seen this in other clues).
'bad'+'hat'='BAD HAT'

'be' is the link.

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