Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Morning All

Graeme Smith out for 0.

That's it.

27 comments:

SixSixEight said...

And Kallis 112 not out....

And England only managed 4 wickets in 3 sessions..

Specialist bowlers - you cant beat them....

Evening all.....

Rob said...

Going to be a long tour I think - for both bowling sides.

Stani Army said...

O Nightmare, you really do leave yourself open to it don't you?

You think that lot are gonna back you up by beating Soufrica?

At least you proved to me that you're from the South side. Brave, very brave.

The Nightwatchgirl said...

NWG is trying to be positive

Ben said...

Anderson is a no.2 or no.3 bowler. The attack does look a bit uniform without Flintoff or Harmy to add some bounce. Who was the best bowler on their last tour to SA? Why, wasn't it Hoggard? He has that ability to take wickets on flat overseas pitches that Anderson will never have. After this game, the selectors will conclude that going in with 4 bowlers is just too risky. They are probably right, given that that always seems to be at least 2 bowlers who are pants.

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Ben said...

NWG, Smith wanted to get an early start on lunch.

Stani Army said...

...he can cook too Ben?

Plus that's blatantly not true or Kallis woulda smelt it and followed soon after.

Ben said...

Once Smith gets in there first, theres not going to be much left for the others and Kallis knows that.

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Ben you are totally right. It was the great Matthew Hoggard that ripped apart the South African batting line-up and where is he now? In the snow.

Sob.

Stani Army said...

...he could have ate Smith no?

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Indeed Stani

Stani Army said...

Nightmare, Cook, pointless waste of a life isn't he? Guy's pulling a scam. I think he should quit cricket and concentrate on the 2012 equestrian event.

SixSixEight said...

Eyeliner Boy - pah! and we have the joys of Bell to come.

Oh well - the advantages if we don't do the batting business is that our strained attack wont need to go out and flog itself stupid for lots more long overs. I reckon Straussy is using the survival of the fittest method of bowler selection.

Actually are we doing a sweep on who we think will become incapacitated first - will Jimmy make it? Having bowled over 42 overs can Swanny afford to laugh at any more of his own jokes?]

And yes Ben too right - any 4 bowlers 2 are always going to be pants. But will we have 5 half decent fit ones?

When one of these fine bowlers does fall by the wayside - I bet they will bring in the joyous Luke Right!

Oh I think I want to die now!

Stani Army said...

Anyone else feel like punching Swann in the face, repeatedly? Or is the pleasure all mine?

SixSixEight said...

Swann is the most annoying cricketer known to man, beast or vegetable [that's as in actively annoying - there are several passive annoyers like Bell and Eyeliner boy]

But as our most effective bowler right now you are banned from physical violence about his person! Feel free to act on any batsmen who fail instead.

I bet he would just duck anyway and you would miss - but that could be quite handy if Stuey babes was standing behind him? How tall are you??

The Nightwatchgirl said...

NWG likes Swann. He's a good bowler, can occasionally bat and is a bit if a cheeky chappy, which is no bad thing.

To everyone who hates him; pinch of salt.

And yes, Cook is rubbish. Why do they persist?

Stani Army said...

668
Just two more than the devil aren't ya?

In my eyes, Swanny is not a bowler. Physical violence about his person shall thus ensue.

How tall am I? That is entirely dependent on which object I choose to stand on. I could always head butt him in the pistachios.

"Stuey babes"? I had just bloody ate as well. You are female right?

Nightmare
O,o, I get it. When Stani's a cheeky chappy it's not ok but when Swann is, it is?

That's it. My only purpose in life henceforth shall be to play as a spinner for my local county, get picked for England and bring Swanny's international career to an end. I have Pakistani DNA Nightmare, do not question my natural cricketing talent. Give me two years.

The Nightwatchgirl said...

that's a deal Stani

SixSixEight said...

It has taken you a while Stani - the full name is sixsixeightneighbourofthebeast - as in the joke series. So yes Old Nick is next door.

I don't understand your Swann obsession, as there is far more annoying fodder - as I pointed out Bell and stopster major Stuey were prime fodder today.

Lets face it the non 'bowling' non spinning spinners are bagging the wickets. And lo Swanny is still batting as I type - and with a 6 off of Harris - you are hereby given a restraining order.

And yes I do hate a cheeky chappy, but I have an appreciation of blond bowlers [Stuey isn't a bowler]that may answer your question?

Stani Army said...

Done. Although Hoggy will be upset because Nightmare will have a new favourite player :)

Stani Army said...

668,
I've never heard of that series, honestly. Nick? Knight?

Bell is a good player. It's just that they've p***ed him about so he now plays under constant pressure.

Stop typing then.

I already have a restraining order. Can't I have something else?

...and why do you speak to me as if you're about to spank me?

SixSixEight said...

667 across the road from the beast - Google it if you want any more.

Well as you admit to being a cheeky chappy yourself and have a restraining order - a spanking would be most inappropriate - so I think you might be imagining a tone that is not there?

Ooh Anderson has just hit a six, and Swanny is top scoring and now has his test career best. So the few bowlers Straussy did bother with are at least doing their bit.

Stani Army said...

Yes, my imagination always gets me in trouble.

The Nightwatchgirl said...

come come people, let's not fall out.

And see Stani - Swann rules.

Stani Army said...

I love you 668

You always get the wrong end of the stick Nightmare. And Swann doesn't rule, he's just prolonged the agony. That 85 was just another one of his silly jokes. I bet he gets some wickets too, just for a laugh.

Sidthegnomenator said...

Stani - on punching Swann repeatedly in the face, get in line behind Purna and myself honey.

Actually, Purna and I are more for feeding him to some starving lions (which she keeps in her basement for just such a purpose). But we'll settle for smacking him repeatedly.