Kellen Winslow, like Amos, clearly never hit a six and out.
Absolutely agree. I went to a one day game once in Perth to see the West Indies vs. Australia. It was so crowded we ended up sitting on the edge of the pitch. 40 degress and everytime I heard the thwack of leather off willow and raised my head to see what had happened, some big ugly bastard would scream “ya think ya fucking head’s made of glass?” I liken cricket to war as told to me by many a veteran. 99% tedium with just 1% of absolute fear to keep you on your toes. Best cricketing term for my mind is “silly mid-on”. That’s the idiot who’s right there where the ball would be heading should the batsman get a chance to whack the sucker as hard as he possibly could.
As a kid I hated cricket too. Something about watching my father clean his dentures and remembering the story of how he got them. Apparently he was at silly mid-on and copped one right in the face which totally destroyed his smile. Though later rectified somewhat by a military dentist. Whenever I played that silly game I quite liked standing in the outfield chewing grass and day dreaming. Of course, as boring as it may be to watch paint dry, some bastards like it and hate the fact you don’t. Said bastards then decided to get me more involved and would put me into silly mid-on in every match. I did indeed become somewhat more attentive, still hated it though.
While I’m at it . . Australia looked awfully lame against Argentina last night. The cup’s going to a new home, I can tell all ready. Go the ‘all blacks’! (who aren’t of course)
Chen, the scatty obfuscator.