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  1. Only the picture.

    On that occasion, Marcus Trescothick’s mystery illness meant he could only walk on coloured bits of plastic.

    We were just feeling guilty because of the serious article this morning. We were desperate to make amends any way we could.

  2. It is a good picture, but to be honest I wouldn’t even bother thinking up another joke to shoehorn it into. Just post it as often as you feel the need to. Even without the random plastic squidgy things he’s standing on, fully grown men in back-to-front caps are intrinsically funny.

    Fact.

  3. See. See!

    This picture has amazing depth. We haven’t even started on how he’s practicing on your old school field.

    That’s right, ‘yours’.

  4. As the crack smoking, smack toking Peter Doherty once sang….

    There are fewer more distressing sights than that
    Of an Englishman in a baseball cap…

    Especially worn backwards..

    It seems he was singing about Englands abysmal performances in all forms of pyjama cricket.
    And some say the boy is a junkie loser! He seems to know his cricket, and that makes him a fine human being in my books…

    As an aside, Mahinda, if you’re reading… I’ve signed up for Battrick, Suave 1st XI, and wouldn’t mind some pointers… my e-mail, if you’re interested is jamie . dormon @ gmail . com

  5. I never had a school field!! We had some weird thing called Red Grah/grass?!

    Used to hurt like buggery, when you were diving to save a boundary!

  6. It’s not my school field either – we had the red stuff too, although it was called blaize where I come from.

    I’m fairly sure I still have bits of it embedded in my elbows.

  7. I think we called it red-grit…possibly because it was reddish and gritty. Just like Paul Collingwood.

    It brought a whole new dimension of pain to hockey matches…fortunately, I was only 3rd XI so played my competitive games on the grass instead.

    Suave & Scientician — I can’t access BT at work, but I’ll definitely have a look at your teams at some point soon. For now, make sure you have a good read through the rules…and don’t do anything hasty!

  8. Don’t help them. Let them be hasty.

    More haste, less thought. That’s the Battrick route to success. Mark our words.

  9. Re. Unicorn chasers.

    So, if I understand this correctly, the likelihood of Ryan Sidebottom taking wickets in Sri Lanka = A nasty rash?

    Fair enough.

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