Cricinfo have a headline describing Zimbabwe as ‘woeful’ after they were bowled out for 162 by New Zealand. However, Bangladesh were bowled out for 58 against West Indies. And they were at home.
Cricinfo’s editorial staff really need to get together and establish an adjective hierarchy. Like most people, we rate all events that happen in our life according to the Premier Manager II scale, which runs as follows:
- Fair (one to five stars)
- Good (one to five stars)
- Very Good (one to five stars)
- World Class
- The Ultimate
But as you can see, there are obvious flaws in this system. We can go out and have a great meal, musing over our brandy whether it was ‘world class’ or ‘exceptional’, but what if we contract dysentry and the waiter punches us in the kidney? ‘Fair *’ seems rather generous in that situation.
We need an improved scale for evaluating poor performance and if Premier Manager II lets you down, where do you turn?
Maybe people could turn to the comments section of a post on kingcricket.co.uk…