Friday, 15 January 2010
What's That? NWG Can't Hear You
So NWG accepted that there would be changes to the cricket world in this decade. England might win occasionally. Australia may even lose. Matthew Hoggard could become a Sky Sports commentator (oh how joyous that would be).
But not this.
To refer or not to refer.
Well. It's there. So you might as well. Batsmen don't walk. Umpires are often rubbish.
But not the Third Umpire.
Yes, the great umpire that is Daryl Harper has messed up (insert necessary expletive here) again. And this time he's not even on the field.
Now it's the microphone's fault.
Graeme Smith was technically out. Caught behind Ryan Sidebottom (yes, NWG knows that's a bit of a shock. He can take wickets - well, not this time, but you know what NWG means). No response from the umpire. England appeal.
And what happens?
Daryl Harper can't hear the nick. The huge sound of bat on ball. It's deafening. Squirrels in NWG's garden hear it thinking that a tree is coming down. He gives it not out.
Turns out he won't turn the volume up on his headphones.
Can someone remind NWG of the point of having a referral system if it isn't used properly?
Harper - get thee to a nunnery. Immediately.