Rob Key deserves our faith

Rob Key thocking awayPeople thinking second division cricket is just as first-class as first division cricket have bothered us in the past, but now that this view can be exploited, we don’t care quite so much. ‘Not really caring’ is a state we can slip into pretty much at will.

Rob Key‘s last three first-class matches have brought him scores of 123, 270 not out and 110. It doesn’t matter if they were bowling underarm, it’s first-class cricket and his average is in the sixties now.

It doesn’t matter that Phil Hughes averaged 143.5 in the second division and has just been dropped by Australia. Averages only count when you want them to count.

And whose should we count? Well, if Robert Key is a glass of chilled champagne, Phil Hughes is half a mug of cold, weak bovril with a turd in it – let’s just say that.

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11 Appeals

  1. Bovril? Don’t flatter him.
    Milo surely?

  2. I find that I don’t really care one way or another about Phil Hughes. If I were more bothered, I’d try to think of an English batsman comparable in my estimation. But I’m not.

  3. I find that I don’t really care one way or another about Phil Hughes. If I were more bothered, I’d try to think of an English batsman comparable in my estimation. But I’m not.

    Rob Key, on the other hand, raises my pulse to dangerous new levels.

  4. he’ll get his chance, king.

    but it will come when you least expect it.

    or when they’ve run out of balding, south african-born batsmen.

    or ‘batters’, as duncan fletcher would call them.

  5. They deserve to be called “batters” because the likes of Bell don’t qualify as men.

  6. Key is the most modest of superheroes and embarrassed by your encomium has slipped in an innings of 1 today to make his average less ostentatious

  7. Rob Key being run out for 1 on a hare’em scare’em day at Canterbury is explained in Hippity’s MTWD match report.

    Do not click here if you are allergic to match reports that mention cricket or if you are allergic to rabbits/monkeys.

    http://www.cricketnetwork.co.uk/main/s66/st147713.htm

  8. The great man is a warm pint of fine ale to Phil Hughes ice cold can of Fosters

  9. Rob Key’s 8-ball one was an embarassment of riches compared with his 2-ball duck just now.

  10. His strike rate wasn’t as bad in the second innings at least.

  11. There are lies, damned lies & Rob Key’s batting average.

    The England selectors worked that out eons ago.

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