Chris Lewis signs for Surrey

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Chris Lewis - still foolishly spurning headwear at the age of 40Chris ‘shaved head, no hat’ Lewis has signed for Surrey for this season’s Twenty20 matches. He’s 40.

Younger readers might like to think of Lewis as being a sort of role model for the current West Indian team. He was born in Guyana, but it’s not that.

With the ball, he was as promising and ineffectual as Tino Best. With the bat he was as promising and ineffectual as – well – let’s say Dwayne Smith. We’re so spoilt for choice though.

The fact that Lewis is 40 and was rubbish for England has led us to officially make ourself available for selection again. We could be rubbish for England for years to come, it seems. We’ve got ample time to do justice to our talent after all.


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. I used to love C.C. Lewis.

    With his smooth action he was a definite rolde model and who can forget his baldyness.

    I’m surprised he was not as well recieved in Engliterra.

  2. Pro40 could be read as implying before 40.
    Here’s what the OED says about it:
    “Pro-, prefix. 2
    a1. Prefixed to nouns and adjectives with the sense ‘earlier, prior, before (in time)’; spec. (a) chiefly Biol., forming nouns and derived adjectives denoting something that is an earlier or (supposedly) more primitive type or form of an organism or structure, a precursor of an active substance, etc.; (b) forming adjectives designating something occurring prior to the thing denoted by the second element.”

    So Pro40 is for the young ‘uns. QED.

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