Friday, 28 August 2009

Shah The Bowler

Yes. Didn't you know?

Shah can bowl. 10-3 if you're interested.

He kind of won the game.

Let's ignore Bopara's and Trott's score.

And probably Collingwood.

And maybe Swann's too.

And Rashid.

Ok fine. It wasn't the greatest game. But give the guys a break.

It's been a big week.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

The End

Ok. NWG has calmed.

She's returned to her normal routine without going to the Oval everyday.

There's no more speculation in the papers of will/they won't they.

There's no more Test cricket this summer for England.

Only the ODIs and the Twenty20 games to go.

Which is quite sad.

But the most disappointing thing of the whole week was the lack of drunken English cricketers post-celebration, stumbling here, there and everywhere, unable to pronounce their name, unable to walk in a straight line. Just generally unable to do anything.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Extra Photos From Sunday (woo)

These are a small selection from the weekend. NWG couldn't resist the photo showing the greatest session of England cricket she had ever seen.

And yes, before you ask, that is NWG. Again. In her free t-shirt. She didn't go to the ground wearing that. Just to be clear.

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

Sunday, 23 August 2009

They've Only Gone And Done It

NWG has just returned from the Oval.

Frankly, she's in a state of shock. England just won. By a mile. With a day to spare.


And the best part about it, was that she was there. For every day. For every over. For every run. For every wicket.

Cricket is simply the best game in the whole entire world.

Go England.


Ashes awards to follow.