Monday, 3 May 2010

England Play Today

NWG is betting that England will lose. Not because they generally don't play very good twenty20 cricket (which they don't), not because they never win their first game (because they don't), not because it's against the West Indies (well, it is their home ground after all) but because:

Ryan Sidebottom is supposed to be playing.

Yes, you heard right. The dreaded one.

England, when will you learn?

Note: NWG is writing this post for two reasons: firstly she believes it to be true. Secondly, because normally when she's critical of Ryan it means he manages to let go of the ball at precisely the right time to make the batsman miss and he gets a wicket. Technically this post is for the England cricket team.

Go England. Blah blah blah.


Stani Army said...

Liar, you don't bet.

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Do. Every day. On every little thing.

No, NWG can't lie. She doesn't bet. She doesn't have enough money as it is without throwing it away on betting on England doing well.

Stani Army said...


I win I win I win! I made you refer to yourself in the 1st person Mare :) doohoohahahaaa A rare slip-up, but what can you expect with the likes of me around?

Bet you Ryan don't start. It gonna rain Mare, do something quick, I wanna see some cricket

Anonymous said...

ok I'm American so I'm not supposed to understand cricket.
Ms NWG could you please explain Lumb born SA, Kieswetter born SA, Pietersen born SA, Morgan Irish, the other seven were born in England.
Does this mean that each International Team is allowed a minimum of 3 overseas players?

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Oh Douglas, NWG can tell you are American. Silly you for misunderstanding.

Let NWG explain.

If you're good enough (ie better than other England cricketers), you've lived in England long enough (a weekend is generally considered the period necessary to both accustom to being English and learn how to give your wicket away in the easiest way possible) and not good enough to play for your own country, then you can play for England.

And you'll note that no other countries do this in such a manner. This is because they have better cricketers and England get their leftovers.

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Stani - no you did not win. NWG is always right. On everything.

Stani Army said...

But that can't be fair

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Life ain't fair

Stani Army said...

Tell me about it