Andrew Strauss murders Surrey

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Andrew Strauss being stalked by Steven TylerAndrew Strauss hit 163 off 130 balls for Middlesex against Surrey in the Friends Provident Trophy yesterday. Strauss seems to have remembered what hundreds are and is now getting them in boundaries: 23 fours and four sixes equals 116.

This isn’t great news for Rob Key, who even if a top order batsmen were dropped, must still be behind Owais Shah – who himself made 55 not out alongside Strauss.

Key’s in England’s ‘Performance Squad’ though, which means that England’s selectors are sort of thinking about him. They certainly know his name, at any rate, so that’s good. All our anonymous phone calls and ‘gifts’ must be making an impact.


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  1. Lord Brocket’s form yesterday was indeed awesome (I should know, I was one of the few who showed up to the currently fairly grim Oval).

    Is it a co-incidence that when wearing a pink kit Strauss should accumulate runs in the style of His Pinkness Rob Key? I think not. If Peter Moores refuses to pick the Kent Captain, the least he could do would be to ensure that all his batsmen sport some pink touches and see if the magic will spread.

    No hope for Surrey – their kit made it look like a pack of Brownies has taken to the field, and to be honest most of them fell well short of being given their cricket badge by Brown Owl Butcher.

  2. If we’re going for a pink team Bell and Colly are certainties for pink complexions – and Broad has nice pink cheeks. Key is obviously captain. Does Sidebottom turn red rather than pink?

  3. Nice to see the real strauss returned to us now he escaped his alien captors. His twin brother had no real idea what he was doing.

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