Now that I know you’re still doing animal posts, here are some pictures I took of the cats a little while ago. I tried to play cricket with them, but they were uninterested. In fact, they were indifferent. In FACT, they made such a point of making their feelings clear that you might say that they were conspicuously indifferent.
The first picture is Granville (who reminds me of a gone-to-seed version of your Monty) being out first ball because of his indifference, in one of the easiest LBW decisions ever for the umpire (my mum). He’s choosing to stare into space instead of keep his eyes on the ball.
The second is Carlo (the ginger) just before he was out bowled through his legs offering no shot. (Carlo said to say that he wants a good caption otherwise he’s joining Pollock, Collingwood and Chapple and coming after you).
The final picture is during my innings. The cats were seriously sloppy in the field. As you can see, there has been a hilarious fielding mishap when their indifference meant that the ball fell between them.
As you see, Miriam didn’t know we were still accepting pictures of animals being conspicuously indifferent to cricket, but of course we are. E-mail us anything, in fact. Maybe you’ve got a beautiful picture of Rob Key. Maybe you’ve stood near a sign saying ‘moron centre’ while wearing the England one-day shirt. Whatever. Anything to give us a free update.