Friday, 16 January 2009

Nightwatchgirl Returns

Nightwatchgirl suspects that Matthew Hayden's departure caused her immune system to temporarily wander off and have a little party, leaving her with a horrible cold. But do not fear. She is coming through it and now has the energy to type.

Given this lull in NWG's blog writing, there has been all this exciting (really?) cricket news.

Australia beat South Africa twice. Then South Africa beat Australia.

Graham Ford has stuck his head up for the England coach job (current Kent coach, which inevitably means Kent players being chosen. NWG can't help thinking that having a foreign coach would at least prevent them picking players from their team). Surprise surprise, Robert Key thinks this is a brilliant idea.

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh in a close match.

KP made it in to the top 10 batsmen in the ICC ratings, putting an Englishman (well, sort of) ahead of the Australians (Clarke and Ponting).

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Hayden Takes The Long Walk

Matthew Hayden has retired.

NWG feels a bit sad about it really.

She will instead be buying his bbq cookbook from amazon.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Poor Kevin Tells All

So KP has finally been able to tell his side of the story. And is it interesting? Yes. Is it truthful? Questionable.

When talking about Freddy and the apparent rift, he says that Freddy told him "you cannot leave as England captain." Why is it that all the papers report that Freddy hates KP then?

The highlight of the article, NWG must quote it in full for maximum impact, was KP talking about Harmison:

"I had a long chat with Harmy about what we were going to do going forward and how he would be seen as the best bowler in the world come the end of the Ashes. 'That is your goal,' I told him, 'because I think you are a superstar.'

And then we were talking about other stuff and he said to me: 'Mate, I love you to bits and the last thing I want you to do is quit as captain.'"

Oh KP. How troubled you are.