Sexy cricket

A game was was meanering to a draw at tea time game to life in the evening session. Looking comfortable England crumbled, and when Bell went with overs to go, the South African’s were favourites.

But once again Graham Onions survived the closing moments and punched the air in celebration when Morkel’s last delivery fizzed harmlessly past the off stump.

Paul Collingwood was again terrific, while Ian Bell scrapped, scraped and blunted the bowling to help bat England to safety.

I can now breath again.

Andrew Strauss has just called Onions “a legend”. Seconded and approved sir!


Those clever folk at Philosphy Football (strange name for a cricket T-shirt provider, Ed.) have been inundated with cricket quotes, and have been kind enough to share the wisdom with The Village Cricketer. You can buy the T-shirts here, you can read the philosophy below…

What do they know of cricket who only cricket know” CLR James

Cricket is the greatest thing that god created on earth, certainly greater than sex, although sex isn’t too bad either” Harold Pinter

Say that cricket has nothing to do with politics and you say that cricket has nothing to do with life” John Arlott

If the French noblesse had been capable of playing cricket with their peasants, their chateaux would never have been burnt” GM Trevelyan

Sexy cricket

Sexy cricket

The Village Cricketer is fast becoming a convert to women’s cricket. Here’s a good reason why… Rosalie Birch.

Rosalie Birch, match fit!

Rosalie Birch, match fit!

Oh yes, despite not being amongst England’s T20 winning side (unlike Claire Taylor and Charlotte Edwards), this rather attractive young lady has gone straight to the top of The Village Cricketer’s list of favourite female players.

According to ESPN cricinfo, the 25 year old, who works for Sussex County Cricket Club, is a top order bat and off-spin bowler who studied linquistics at Loughborough.

She is currently looking more pleased than Athers did the other day to be stuck between Ian Ward and Nick Knight in the Sky commentary box.

So, Miss Birch, if you ever fancy a net do give us a shout, TVC would be more than happy to provide a few throw-downs to you!