Monday, 24 August 2009

NWG's Ashes Prizes

NWG feels it's only fair to have some kind of awards ceremony for this Ashes series.

It's been a long summer.

Best Piece Of Fielding Involving Blood - Ricky Ponting

Best Duck: Australian's own Mr Cricket - Michael Hussey

Best Bowling spell: Tied between Andrew Flintoff and Stuart Broad.

Best Catch - Michael Hussey at Cardiff

Best Century - Andrew Strauss at Lord's

Best Sour Face - Ricky Ponting at the Oval on Sunday (what a picture)

Best Smile - Graeme Swann

Find Of The Series - Jonathan Trott (the Englishman)

Most Under-Rated Bowler - Steve Harmison

Most Under-Rated Bowler Without Proving Otherwise - Mitchell Johnson

Player Most Able To Deal With The Barmy Army - Peter Siddle (good sense of humour)

Player With The Best Injury - Kevin Pietersen (well, he had to get something)

Best Draw Of The Century - Cardiff

Sub Category - Best Batsmen of Cardiff - Jimmy Anderson and Monty Panesar

Player Of The Series - Andrew Strauss

Captain Of the Series - Andrew Strauss

Captain Of The Century - Andrew Strauss

Best Batsman Of The Series - Andrew Strauss

Award For Captain Who Won The Most Tosses - Andrew Strauss

Happiest Captain Award - Andrew Strauss

Award For Award's Sake - Andrew Strauss

Award For Player Not Involved In The Series - Matthew Hoggard (no surprises there, then)

Award To The Team Who Don't Care About The ODI Series - England


Poshin_david said...

OMG wat a finish!!!.........I've been waiting too long for this day to come.......

and like u said Ponting's face did deserve an award......

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Christopher - NWG is in total agreement. England rule all (for now).

Stani Army said...

Back down to earth NMG? Realised that it was only a Test series? The achievement feel a bit superficial? Yeh, I understand. It was just a 2-1 Test series victory against one team after all. Don't worry though, win a World Cup and you'll be truly happy. That's when you'll be able to say 'England rule' and believe it at the same time.

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Stani - NWG is beginning to tire of your cynicism. Just be happy, at least for today.

NWG does believe England rule. Because they do.

Stani Army said...

Oooooo! That is my intention NMG. Does this mean you will beat me up?

The Nightwatchgirl said...

No. NWG doesn't believe in violence.

Stani Army said...

Not even a spanking? I'm losing my touch. Must get back to the drawing board.

And remember, Stani cannot be happy unless NMG is sad.

You're a lightweight for a south london girl, honestly.

Hold on a minute! You don't belive in violence? Have you forgotten about your best piece of fielding involving blood awards category? (This will be ignored)

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Ricky's injury wasn't down to violence. It was his own fault for not wearing a helmet.

Stani Army said...

Nightmare my disloyal friend! Violence is violence, regardless of the cause. Yes?

Come on! Tell me I gotcha and Stani will "Just be happy, at least for today". Bring some happiness into my life, for once Nightmare, become a dream.

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Stani - take NWG's advice and relax. You're too highly strung.

Unknown said...

It would definitely have gone better with Hoggard. He would have been lethal at Headingley when the 'big guns' couldnt even bowl straight. Funny how in most of the matches, Flintoff didnt actually do anything. He is just like the guy in the Roman army who holds the standard. He just stands there, but he is vital for maintaining morale.

Stani Army said...

N'ers, you know I'm not like that in real life....yes, this is not 'real' life, sorry. There, there now.

Was that a compliment by the way? Highly strung? Is that same as finely tuned?

The Nightwatchgirl said...


Rob said...

I think you missed an award or two:

Captain who won most tests: Andrew Strauss

Captain who talks at a normal rate: Andrew Strauss

Captain who won the Ashes: Andrew Strauss

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Thanks Rob. Those are some good awards.

Unknown said...

Captain who doesnt look like a monkey: Andrew Strauss

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Ben - Yes. Genius.