Animals being conspicuously indifferent to cricket

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StraussCat being conspicuously indifferent to Graeme Smith’s retirement

Bowled on 7th March, 2014 at 08:45 by
Category: Animals being conspicuously indifferent to cricket

Lemon Bella writes:

As is customary at times like this, cricketing greats of the past must come out of the woodwork to pass opinion on the breaking news of the day. Therefore I found it necessary to consult StraussCat regarding the retirement of Graeme Smith.

He wasn’t particularly interested when I told him the news, but his indifference reached a peak when I showed him all my match tickets from the summer Indian Skimmer and I spent following Graeme Smith around England.

Possibly a hint of distaste?

Look! There’s even a South African lanyard he could have played with, but he chose to ignore it.

He got up and walked away when I told him that the Test match ticket was for the day before Graeme scored his awesome 154 to win the series.

If you’ve got a picture of an animal being conspicously indifferent to cricket, send it to king@kingcricket.co.uk.

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Mandy being conspicuously indifferent to King Cricket

Bowled on 7th November, 2013 at 10:29 by
Category: Animals being conspicuously indifferent to cricket

Ed writes:

Please find attached a picture that seems to tick all the boxes. Found it while going through some old pictures yesterday.

Oh Mandy

The kitten was called Mandy and is sadly no longer with us.

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Monty’s unacceptable urination

Bowled on 7th August, 2013 at 11:14 by
Category: Animals being conspicuously indifferent to cricket

You may remember our cat, Monty. Here he is being conspicuously indifferent to cricket a few years back. He’s actually sitting on the cricket pages, the heathen.

Monty cannot read with his arse

What you might not know about Monty is that he likes to piss on things. On one memorable occasion, he walked into the living room, caught our eye and urinated on the DVD player, holding our gaze as he did so. Unsurprisingly, Monty has been kicked out more than once for his urinary transgressions.

His namesake, Mr Panesar, does things rather differently. He gets kicked out first before turning to urination as a means of protest. Apparently, after being slat out of a Brighton nightclub on Sunday night, Panesar went up on the promenade and micturated down on the bouncers of said establishment as they stood below him.

Presumably he was marking his territory in some way. We’ve examined that notion further over at Cricinfo.

25 Appeals
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Two cats being indifferent to King Cricket

Bowled on 3rd April, 2013 at 08:59 by
Category: Animals being conspicuously indifferent to cricket

Bradders writes:

“Please see evidence of the indifference shown by my two cats (Jaffa on left, Seamus the Celtic Warrior on right) to cricket, but also more specifically your website.

A textbook double-shun

“I left it on for a bit and for a while nothing happened. However, eventually Jaffa (through some careful standing on the screen) did show some interest in finding out what sport360.com have to offer before deciding that licking Seamus was a better way to spend time.

As a cat, Jaffa has no money with which to place a bet

“Shortly after this they jumped down and went to eat.”

If you’ve got a picture of an animal being conspicously indifferent to cricket, send it to king@kingcricket.co.uk.

8 Appeals
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The Perundi being conspicuously indifferent to a letter signed by Sir Don Bradman‏

Bowled on 1st February, 2013 at 10:16 by
Category: Animals being conspicuously indifferent to cricket

Tom sent us a photo of a cat named The Perundi who he was temporarily looking after over the festive period.

“Here you can see the cat showing significantly more attention to the radiator than to a nearby letter, signed by no less a man than the late, great Sir Don Bradman.”

The Perundi doesn't give a toss

But that’s not all.

“Out of shot, Sky are showing David Warner carving yet another medium-paced long-hop over gully for four.”

Tom also highlights a clear difference between man and cat.

“I considered taking another, less awkward, shot, but got distracted by the cricket.”

The Perundi would NEVER be guilty of that.

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Laszlo is indifferent to Chris Gayle‏

Bowled on 1st November, 2012 at 19:29 by
Category: Animals being conspicuously indifferent to cricket

Michael sent us this picture, the title above and nothing else:

Facing in the EXACT OPPOSITE direction

Our unquenchable thirst for information led us to ask whether Laszlo was named after a fictional character mentioned by Troy McClure in a Simpson’s episode.

Michael replied:

“He’s indirectly named after the cinematographer, but mostly I just liked the name Laszlo. He usually gets on the desk to remind me that he hasn’t been fed for at least several minutes. If the location matters, we’re in Wellington, New Zealand.”

We were completely satisfied with this reply and therefore posed no further questions.

7 Appeals
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Feline reaction to Andrew Strauss’s retirement from cricket

Bowled on 30th August, 2012 at 13:57 by
Category: Andrew Strauss, Animals being conspicuously indifferent to cricket

In the highly unlikely event that we’ve picked up a new reader in the last year, we should say that we have a feature on this website entitled animals being conspicuously indifferent to cricket.

Lemon Bella’s cats, StraussCat and Meowcus Trescattick, have appeared on several occasions and we’re honoured to be able to present their verdict on Andrew Strauss’s retirement from cricket.

Lemon Bella writes:

This is how StraussCat took the news of his namesake’s retirement:

Couldn't give a toss

Reliable and steadfastly predictable in his conspicuous indifference, he simply focused on that particularly itchy, hard-to-reach bit. I salute him for his years of indifferent achievement and will allow him to retire with the grace befitting such a loyal servant

Meowcus Trescattick, on the other hand, was worringly interested in this news:

Simmer down!

Look at him! Look at how perky and intrigued he is!

We may have to look look elsewhere for indifference from now on, because this is clearly the sort of cat who might develop an opinion about Jonny Bairstow.

12 Appeals
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A pigeon being conspicuously indifferent to Rob Key

Bowled on 3rd October, 2011 at 11:14 by
Category: Animals being conspicuously indifferent to cricket, Rob Key

The Dawg writes:

I’m all for animals being conspicuously indifferent to cricket, but have you seen who is at the crease?

Maybe it's working as a steward

This is taken from a Kent v Surrey T20 game at the Oval. That pigeon should show more respect.

If you’ve got a picture of an animal being conspicously indifferent to cricket, send it to king@kingcricket.co.uk.

18 Appeals
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Edwin being conspicuously indifferent to plenty of cricket

Bowled on 9th June, 2011 at 11:19 by
Category: Animals being conspicuously indifferent to cricket

Got this ages ago. Didn’t dare ask what ‘OnZud’ meant in case it was something cool that we should have known. However, we also don’t want people to think we haven’t done our editing properly, so we’re having to draw attention to our ignorance in this opening paragraph anyway.

Jayne writes:

This is Edwin being conspicuously indifferent to the start of the Caribbean T20 final between Trinidad and Tobago and Hampshire.

Textbook indifference

Without a dish, the only way to watch cricket in Florida is online – live, highlights or past matches. ESPN3′s current on demand offerings are every match of the Caribbean T20, Bangladesh v OnZud ODIs or Bangladesh v Zimbabwe ODIs. That is it.

I suppose I could have selected Canada v Hampshire, or Combined Campuses and Colleges v Somerset instead, but his reaction would likely have been the same.

Having noticed Edwin had decided to place himself on the cable television box, the 2007 World Cup DVD was placed in the DVD player. You will notice that Edwin was conspicuously indifferent to Saj Mahmood…

How does poor Digital Recording of Sajid Mahmood feel about this

… but displayed more of an interest in Gilchrist and Hayden:

Why does THIS warrant attention?

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Spike conspicuously obstructing the view of the cricket

Bowled on 8th March, 2011 at 11:43 by
Category: Animals being conspicuously indifferent to cricket

Will writes:

“This was my cat Spike’s response to my entire attention being focused on the cricket last night.”

You aren't transparent

For the sake of clarify, we should point out that ‘last night’ wasn’t the highlights of Canada v Kenya, it was during the Ashes.

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