quizcustodiet: (hit wicket)
Sigh. It's all one word again, it appears - it's like now that the bowlers are ticking over again, the batsmen are insisting on their turn at being rubbish! Most depressing statistic for the day - Harmison and Panesar put on more runs for the tenth wicket than any other partnership during the innings. Jones is out for a duck again. Bell is apparently feeling nostalgic for the 2005 series, so has decided to reprise his much-admired bunny role. I wish there was some conclusion to be drawn, but I'm not sure there is - just that England seem to panic when they start doing well, and so stop doing well very quickly. At least they're back in their comfort zone..

Yay Monty!

Dec. 14th, 2006 08:50 am
quizcustodiet: (cricket good)
Five wickets for 90! Four from Harmison! Australia all out for 242! My God, it looks like England have remembered how to play cricket!

... of course, they now have to face Shane Warne on a pitch that's clearly spinning. But it looks like we might actually have a live series.
quizcustodiet: (hit wicket)
Not England's best day on the cricket field, though I think the BBC's description of Pakistan having 'crushed' England is harsh - they had seven wickets in hand, yes, but only 4 overs left. Three cheers for Jon Lewis, though - he's had a rotten time this summer, time and again making it into the England squad and then being sent home on each first morning. In admittedly perfect conditions, he bowled a beautiful spell - 8 overs, 4 maidens, 2 wickets for 11 runs - which will hopefully keep him in the one day squad. Even, perhaps, the Test squad - it's like having Matthew Hoggard twice! How can it go wrong?

I love TMS

Jul. 13th, 2006 05:33 pm
quizcustodiet: (cricket good)
Heard on TMS just now...

Possibly Mike Gatting?: Geoffrey [Boycott]'s grandmother could have made that catch
Henry Blofeld: Mind you, Geoffrey's grandmother is one of the finest fielders out there.
PMG: I hear she puts a few runs on as well. She's a bit of an all-rounder.

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