James Anderson gets hurt by the ECB

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Complete this well-known phrase:

“You boys stop fighting or someone’s going to get…”

The ECB are normally so keen to cotton wool their cricketers that the poor sods can barely take a slash without someone checking they don’t direct the stream into their own eyes, blinding themselves.

With that in mind, it’s odd that fist fights should be an officially sanctioned activity. Someone thumped James Anderson during some boxing that formed part of England’s recent boot camp and cracked his rib.

This is a group of people who can’t play football for quarter of an hour without the paramedics being called out.


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. The latest news is that they think he’s going to be OK for the first test. If he recovers well enough he might even be able to join the team on their team-building unsupported trek to the South Pole the week before.

  2. Will he be okay for the toned down version of Russian roulette that’s scheduled for just before the first tour match?

    The ECB-approved version means the player is only in danger of shooting himself in the foot.

  3. You know who did it to him? Big and beefy and tall Tremlett, the next-in-line pacer: with the noble goal of advancing his career, he was taking matters into his own hands. Such a go-getter, Tremlett.

    ECB is the coolest team in the world–they let their teammates sort out rivalries the old-fashioned way.

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