We did two things wrong in this piece for Cricinfo.
- We depicted Andrew Strauss as a socially disconnected toff, which is unfair and also something of a cliché.
- There are two dissatisfied Yorkshiremen in it and having once lived in God’s own county, we hate cricket’s Yorkshire stereotype and fear they are close to it. We’d like to emphasise that Stan and Des aren’t negative people. They’ve just got no time for those who get carried away by a bit of success and lose perspective.
The article might seem like it has a subtext. It doesn’t. It might also seem like we’re trying to make some point or other. We weren’t – but we’d be interested to know what you make of it. That link again.