Ian Botham’s rich mahogany armpits

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Now there’s a post title for you.

We’ve had another Sunday post at Cricinfo that you’ll all have missed. It’s about great English cricket embarrassments and we wrote it after England had nearly lost to Ireland in the World Twenty20. They’ve been great since then and we’re taking the credit.


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  1. Excellent article. How did you limit yourself to 17?

    Anyway, I followed one of the links, to find myself reading Nasser Hussein’s analysis of his side’s 384 run defeat to Australia:

    “We played poorly in parts and today was not very good,” Hussain said. “We’ve lost in places like Sri Lanka before…”

    I like that. That’s telling them Aussies. You might think that this was a catastrophic defeat, but let me tell you, we’ve lost in places you’ve never even heard of. Oh yes, we’ve lost much, much worse than this before, so don’t get all cocky and thinking you’re any good.

  2. Those are Botham’s anti-wanking mittens (TM).

    And you thought his Shredded Wheat ads demonstrated a lack of personal integrity.

    Google it.

  3. Ah, Ian Salisbury – the test match bowler (with a qualifier of at least 20 wickets) with the highest average, and it’s not even close, he’s 10 runs higher than his closest rival.

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