Always watch the ball

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On no account stand six feet away from the stumps and watch the blimp instead.

Ooh - look at that

Canny bowlers will take advantage.


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


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  1. Devious, these fast bowlers are. They’ll try any trick in the book, including that one where you point at something in the sky and shout “Oh my god, what’s that?”

  2. When I was at school I was both young and small for my year, which made the better bowlers seem especially tall and quick.

    I used to to guard in roughly the position shown in the photograph in the vain hope that some good might come of it.

    The fundamental law of the wimpy cricketer – “first, ensure no harm is done to you”.

  3. Ged Ladd, you do surprise me… your name suggests your from up north somewhere….

    and they call us soft southern fairies !!!

    When the balls coming for your head, you can do 1 of 2 things …get out line / get out of the way

    or smash the trash…….and laughing say to the bowler “bowl me another Pie

    Please – Mr.Kipling”


  4. Ged Ladd, are you Phil Tufnell?

    Incidentally, I notice that Stuart Broad has decided to celebrate the wicket by levitating.

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