Monday, 27 October 2008

England Light Their Way With First Win

Oh the excitement. Oh the drama. Who would take the glory? Who would rise to the occasion? Who would make their team proud?

Well, no one in fact. A pretty low-key game: not much entertainment (apart from Ryan Sidebottoms's new hair - just wrong in so many ways), not a lot of huge hitting and terrible, awful, faintly embarrassing catching (or not).

Neither England nor Middlesex really looked bothered to be part of this Stanford series. And what did the great England captain have to say about the match? Some wise words indeed: "I am as concerned about the lights as I am about the wicket." Oh help. The England captain is now moaning about lights.

Pietersen is more worked up about Neil Carter's brief move to Middlesex from Warwickshire for this series, branding it a "disgrace," than he is about England putting in an exciting performance.

England need a reality check. Focus on the game, not the people in the other team. Focus on catching the bloody ball, not what's lighting it, and focus on making England fans glad they paid all that money to travel out to the West Indies or pay their Sky subscription.

That is all.


SixSixEight said...

Look - there really is nothing wrong with Sidys Hair.

The Nightwatchgirl said...

1. the colour
2. the length (especially the length)
3. the way he is always pushing it behind his ears
4. the frizziness caused by the humidity.

Nightwatchgirl realises he can't do anything about it, but it still annoys her. Sorry sixsixeight.