Mark Wood and Steve and Ben Harmison play cricket together

In their normal clothes.


The video this image is taken from is the very definition of ‘intensity’.

Brace yourselves for some electrifying cricket before clicking the link.

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14 Appeals

  1. Has Mrs Harmison been in touch telling you that she christened him Steven so using his full name is the least you can do?

    • King Cricket

      September 29, 2015 at 11:11 pm

      Not that we’re aware of, but there must have been SOME reason why we did that.

      Maybe she sent a message through the cosmos.

    • Isn’t he a Stephen?

    • King Cricket

      September 30, 2015 at 8:55 am

      Let’s be honest – he’s a Steve.

      It’s probably time to correct this.

    • She sent a message through the cosmos.

      Ace – we can add that to our list of phrases that can be used in all conceivable circumstances to add a sense of drama. We already had, “I have travelled through time and space to bring this message to you”, and, “So, it has come to this”. If we keep going at this rate, we can make all language into grandstanding statements entirely devoid of meaning, like Top Gear.

  2. Perhaps you were originally going to type “Steve ‘n’ Ben?”

    • King Cricket

      September 30, 2015 at 8:53 am

      That sounds ridiculous but that’s probably what happened. We daresay we listened to our thought, transcribed it as ‘Steven Ben’ first and then ‘corrected’ it with an ‘and’.

  3. Wow. And I mean wow. Superb video there. Not for the faint-hearted.

    It reminds me of the good old days of the John Player (Sunday) league matches; only this vid is more exciting.

    It also reminds me a bit of my exploits with Charley the Gent and Escamillo Escapillo in the Lord’s nets, although not quite as exciting as our exploits:

    Sorry we have no video to prove how exciting our exploits can be, but the match report describes and the photographic evidence surely attests.

  4. There are many videos of Ashington, this is my favourite so far,

  5. My favourite thing about this is that the image is a link to the same image, at exactly the same size. Value addition!

    • King Cricket

      September 30, 2015 at 10:19 am

      We pretty much always save photos the correct size because it’s considered good web practice. As for why it’s a link – no idea. Just seems to be the way WordPress does it these days.

  6. The comments on this thread have taken a post-modern turn.

    Not quite sure why, but the comments have thus reminded me a bit of the God’s Blog piece from the New Yorker. I just looked at it again and I still think it is funny:

    • Well, God (KC) has created the universe and everything seems to be pretty decent – England have just won the Ashes, after all) and now in a convenient lull has a day off, but still there is much nitpicking & sniping (two or three spinners? Samit Fatel? Hales in tests?); meanwhile, shit is about to get serious (trip to UAE) and there is a chance we’ll look back on now as being as good as things got.

    • You’ll have to decide which of hyphen and parentheses you’d rather use there…

      And I appear to have conflated KC with the entire structure of English cricket and the board of selectors.

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