A new low for cricket – a new low for the world

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This represents so much of what’s wrong with the world.

You can’t even see the full horror from that. We saw it because it had been retweeted by Michael Vaughan.

‘Look, England’s cricketers like footy! They’re playing footy! They’re having pens!’

And just look at them all. Just look at their gleeful footy-playing faces. Just look at their footy-playing attire.

Jos Buttler has a cap on backwards. Other players are wearing hi-vis tabards – sponsored hi-vis tabards, no less.

For pens.

For footy.

If some dark-minded warlock felt moved to create the physical manifestation of ‘banter’, this would be it.


Mike Gatting wasn't receiving the King Cricket email when he dropped that ludicrously easy chance against India in 1993.


Why risk it when it's so easy to sign up?


      1. For some reason, Bailout, that video reminded me of Terry-Thomas in School for Scoundrels film. Youtube: ‘School for Scoundrels – Tennis Match’. “Oh, I say, smashing cricket stroke!” Hard cheese!

      2. I always wondered why hard cheese is so expensive if it is considered a sufficiently bad thing to commiserate someone with.

        Hard cheese with mangoes for the Compdog.

    1. Still the home of corks; it is merely the projectile element of Champagne-bottle-opening that has been prohibited.

      Not sure whether this is health and safety gone mad, political correctness gone mad, both or neither.

      Still, Daisy and I will be there today. We’ll be sitting roughly where I sat with KC and my other non-conformist mates, drinking screw-top still wine or beer opened in the KC party-trick stylee, earlier in the season. Slummers.

  1. Never understood cricketers playing football to warm up for cricket.

    Never understood:

    “Her name is Egg Monroe, she’s older.”

    Happy face punctuation.

    1. Now there’s a reference.

      Never let it be said that the comments on this website aren’t easy-to-follow and with broad appeal.

      1. You can look her up on FaceBook, she is from Poland and her catch phrase is “her names egg monroe shes older”.

        I think someone thought her punctuation wasn’t up to scratch?

      2. Soz chaps. I’d just come off holiday and perhaps forgot myself. UK:R used to be my one-stop-shop for things I could do without actually working. Gary was God!

  2. MS Dhoni: It was an amazing game. We couldn’t have expected more from the batting unit. The last ball, the thinking was right but the execution was wrong. Everything is judged by execution.

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