A quick bit of housekeeping before Test time.
“Do not go into the field with a cigarette or pipe in your mouth”
That was one of WG Grace’s maxims for fielding. We’ve learned more from him than that and have outlined some important points over at Cricinfo.
Another old cricketer
Younus Khan (his preferred spelling) is still knocking about, scoring hundreds. His 177 against Sri Lanka took him past Mohammad Yousuf in the list of top Test run-scorers for Pakistan. Neither batsman is as celebrated as you might expect.
All Out Cricket fantasy league
This website’s mini league, The Kingdom, supplies the fourth- and tenth-ranked sides overall – Balladeer’s Bhangra-Morris Fusion and skid’s Playgue of Extraordinary Gentlemen respectively.
As we’ve said before, this reflects on us well, but surely ‘as a unit’ we can do better still? Come on! Pick intelligently! Accurately forecast future events!
For the record, our side, The Courtiers, lies 24th, which is the kind of nondescript respectablity in which we specialise.