Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Awards Announced

With trumpets tooting, with men in fancy clothes with tights on, with the Queen waiting anxiously by the television, with the whole of the nation on tenterhooks: the nominees for the sports personality of the year were announced.

NWG, waiting patiently, as each name was read out (in no particular order), was shocked, when, at the end of the announcement she realised that there were no cricketers in the list.

What?

How?

Why?

And then she remembered that 2008 has not been a cricket highlight (but wait, how can that be?).

The Nominees:

Rebecca Addlington: can swim a bit and reasonably fast, but who can't?
Ben Ainslie: can point a boat in the right direction.
Joe Calzaghe: can hit people and get paid for it.
Nicole Cooke: cycles. NWG learnt how to do that when she was 5, big whoop.
Lewis Hamilton: won some races driving a car. Bet he couldn't navigate Hyde Park Corner.
Chris Hoy: another cyclist, yawn.
Andy Murray: can hit a ball with a racquet. Oh yeah, and is moody and petulant - added bonus.
Christine Ohuruogo: can stand on two legs and run. Brilliant.
Rebecca Romero: again, cycling. Going round and round and round.
Bradley Wiggins: another cyclist? zzzzz.

So, no cricketers worthy of some recognition. Is this a surprise? Nightwatchgirl thinks not. No stand out players, no heroic wins, no big games. Just same old, same old. England win some, they lose some and if they're really lucky, they draw some.

NWG will be doing a look back over the cricketing year towards the end of the month. She needs all this time to think of something interesting to say about a year as exciting as a turnip.

3 comments:

Paddy said...

I'm not quite sure what more Graham Napier needed to do to get a nomination. Perhaps Durham will win team of the year? Or Peter Moores will get bland managementspeak coach of the year?

Oomby Dave said...

Shouldn't it be: England lose some, they lose some more and if they're really lucky, they draw some.

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Oomby, NWG is trying to be positive. Really trying. Trying really, really hard...