Saturday, 11 April 2009

The Great Exhibition?

The ECB have launched The Great Exhibition. What's that you say? The Great Exhibition? Some new museum inside Lord's?

That's a no.

The ECB have decided that it's not so exciting to say 'wow, there's a lot of cricket going on this summer, here's a list.' Instead it's far more thrilling to have a press conference, pictures of England captains and promises for fans that they can take part in all these tournaments and something called The Ashes (note: look up, this sounds interesting).

Cricket doesn't need this sort of spin. It works all on its own.

The only downside is that the ECB won't branch out into 'unknown areas'.

After the brilliant (?) Kiki and Sassy were launched on Cricket Australia's website with a blog, NWG and Miss Field thought that maybe the ECB could do something similar, only this time with expert, professional and hysterically funny bloggers who know what they're talking about (that's NWG and Miss Field by the way).

What did the ECB say? No thanks, and if we do something similar it will be in-house.

Sob.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

The Captain's Olympics

Nightwatchgirl thinks it's only fair for the captain of the Twenty20 side to be picked because he is really the best man for the job.

This means there must be some kind of testing process.

And NWG has devised the perfect game.

The Captain's Olympics.

This will involve:

1. 100m sprint (this will discount Robert Key).
2. A lie detector test (this will discount KP).
3. A swimming race (no pedaloes allowed) (this will discount Flintoff).
4. A height requirement (too tall or too small) (this will discount Stuart Broad and Steve Harmison).
5. A hair test (too few or too many) (this will discount Matt Prior).
6. A stand-up comedy show (with a laughometer) (this will discount James Anderson).

With these tests, England are bound to end up choosing the right man.

NWG is just trying to be helpful.

Monday, 6 April 2009

ECB = 5

Now the ECB have blown it.

Andrew Strauss, after being named man of the series for the West Indies ODI games, has now been left out of the Twenty20 World Cup. OK, so he's not the biggest hitter in the world, but he does provide some stability to the team. Something that England desperately need.

C-o-n-s-i-s-t-e-n-c-y. It's a big word. They need to learn how to spell it.

Who are they going to pick? KP? Flintoff?

The only sensible thing to come out of the press conference was that they have finally picked Graham Napier.

One step forward. Three steps back.

When will they learn?