England’s close Test matches in the last 12 months

Each of those matches has taken at least a year off your life, you know – probably more when you factor in all the heavy drinking.

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10 Appeals

  1. I think I picked the wrong year to quit drinking…

  2. And Ian Bell the infuriating wanker gets out poking at a wide one two overs before scheduled end of play.

  3. Ian Bell was terrific today. I’m genuinely pleased for him. South Africans love draws, its all about giving the punters what they want.

  4. It’s typical of Ian Bell to almost turn a triumph into a disaster with a moment of haplessness just when the job was almost done; maybe that’s why I go against offical KC policy and like him. He’s definitely my favourite player in this team, the one I root for, so I’m pleased to see him getting the plaudits today.

    I’m most amused to see that the three England batsmen most armchair pundits would drop first (Collingwood, Bell, Cook) are all averaging in the mid 50s in this series, about 20 runs higher than their 3 more lauded colleagues – esp. Strauss, who’s actually averaging under 30.

  5. Bellynotgingeratallbutbrownyblonde

    January 7, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    To be fair, Horatius, who has never poked at a wide one at some point in their lives?

  6. Worse still, results like this make them think they’re good rather than merely lucky

  7. If it’s taken six years off my life, does that make me younger than I thought I was?

  8. I see England has once more undermined cricketing standards by playing for a draw. Is there another team who so excels in time wasting? Is there another nation that raises it to an low art? What did Onions do this time – study his nails for an hour? Have the physio study then for him?

  9. The stress from one game like that is enough to make your hair fall out.

    God only knows what five matches would do.

    Has anyone in England noticed any more “folically challenged” people lately.

  10. I now have too many pairs of brown trousers for my liking.

    And this time it happened on a working day too, so I needed to regainmy composure and finish off all my work – 22:00 I downed tools in the end, exhausted and famished.

    It’s tough at the top and it’s rough at the bottom, but no-one gives a damn for us poor devils trying to muddle through in the middle……..

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