Friday, 28 August 2009
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.
Ok fine. It wasn't the greatest game. But give the guys a break.
It's been a big week.
Thursday, 27 August 2009
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
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 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
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.
Ashes awards to follow.