Friday, 9 October 2009

The Week In Review

This is what always happens. NWG doesn't write a post for a few days and then a load of cricket stories land on her lap.

1. Harmison out for the South Africa tour. Not unexpected, but still feels a bit mean.

2. Liam Plunkett in. This is one of the strangest stories. Dropped in to obscurity and now back into the England squad. Could be a decent player, though will always remind NWG of a teddy bear.

3. KP wrongly thinking (and saying) that he expects the abuse in South Africa to be not as bad as last time because they "respect me for what I've done." NWG fears this will only anger them more and increase abuse by at least ten-fold. Silly boy.

4. How could NWG forget? Australia won the Champions Trophy. Woo. Next.

5. NWG was lucky enough to go to the Lord Taverner's Dinner on Tuesday and she met a host of cricket stars, including: Ashley Giles, The King of Spain, Geoffrey Boycott, Tony Grieg, Mark Butcher and Bob Willis. This was pretty overwhelming for her and she left feeling a little tipsy and very happy.

11 comments:

Rob said...

Surely you mean Ashley Giles (the King of Spain). Or maybe the Spanish Monarchy really was there.

The Nightwatchgirl said...

They are one in the same Rob. Ashley Giles is royalty and don't you forget it.

Stani Army said...

Nightmare??? A South London toff? You've been hanging around with the wrong crowd....or should I say gathering. You need to remember your roots home-girl before you end up sipping tea with a raised little finger.

I hope you didn't drive home.

Sidthegnomenator said...

Harmison did kind of mess up by announcing that he doesn't want to tour Australia next year, but I'm with you NWG - it still feels a bit mean. I like Harmy and it is a shame not to take him. Do you think they'll miss him?

D Charlton said...

Not only does Plunkett look like a bear, he has them in his soul:

http://www.kingcricket.co.uk/liam-plunkett-wrestles-with-his-conscience/2008/04/15/

Rob said...

He will need to be royalty if he keeps picking Ian Bell...

The Nightwatchgirl said...

NWG believes that perhaps Ian Bell has performed some kind of magic over England selectors. He seems to always manage to squirm his way back in to the squad and NWG doesn't understand why.

Sidthegnomenator said...

Ian Bell just seems to keep reappearing, doesn't he? I have never been able to understand why ... maybe it is black magic.

Ben said...

1. Harmison had to discuss with his family before deciding whether he was disappointed or not.

2. Why not Saj. Why not Amjad. How about Caddick.

3. Reason why fans wont be booing him so much is that SA are the much better team now.

5. Did Greig make any buffoonish remarks? A couple of my favorites were his complaining about the standard of food at a World Cup match in Zimbabwe, and at a match in Aus, the camera was looking a wedding next to the ground, Greig sees that the bride is South East Asian and remarks, "I wonder if thats one of those mail order brides."

Ben said...

Theres no magic about Bell reappearing. Its due to the lack of depth in batting talent in the county game. Unless you include South African imports.

The Nightwatchgirl said...

You have to include South African imports otherwise England would be half a team