Freddie Flintoff – the official DVD

Freddie Flintoff - The Official DVD

Not sure I’ve mentioned this, but Flintoff’s “official” DVD (would it be anything other than official?) is out, priced £14.99. Looks good.

Cricket Limerick part deux

After the surprising success of the first limerick idea I had, it’s time for a repeat. For rules and regulations, see here – but the concept is simple: use the a a b b a 5-line form, and make it as funny and irreverant as possible. And the first, second and fifth lines generally have eight syllables, hence a limerick’s rhythm. For example:

A flea and a fly in a flue

Were caught, so what could they do?

Said the fly, “Let us flee.”

“Let us fly,” said the flea.

So they flew through a flaw in the flue.

Anon

The starting line this week is: The series resumes at Lahore. Go for it!

Pakistan v England, 2nd Test, 5th day

Last day, chat away

Shot of the year

Steve Harmison reverse-sweeping Danish Kaneria, Pakistan v England, 2nd Test, Faisalabad, 4th day.

Oh yes.

Pakistan v England, 2nd Test, 4th day

England clawed their way back into the game yesterday, but it’s still very much Pakistan’s for the taking. Chat away, night owls!

Pakistan v England, 2nd Test, 3rd day

It does what it says on the tin.

Shahid Afridi’s breakdancing moves

Fool. Pity the fool. You don’t do that. How did he expect to get away with it? Even when Pietersen challenged him, he seemed to shrug it off as a joke and a “I don’t care; what are you gonna do about it son?” He’s got off lightly with a one-Test and three-ODI ban. The arrogance of it…

And I felt sorry for Inzy – he was only trying to get out of the way. What a day. Sorry I didn’t have a post available for you lot, I overslept…

The Week That Was

My attempt at The Week That Was is also up here.

My First Bulletin

I’m sounding like a commercial for a toy company or something with that headline. I’ve been awake and alive since 2.30am – much to the great amusement of my boss. Anyway, an interesting day’s play at Faisalabad which Pakistan ended well on top. I dread to think what Afridi could do tomorrow. I was doing the bulletin, which is a far harder task than anyone can give credit for, which was all going swimmingly until my close-of-play report…which was a rather limp effort. But, it’s all a learning curve and “things can only get better!” etc. Marvellous.

Pakistan v England, 2nd Test, 1st day

So, England have all the work to do – on a pitch which, by all accounts, is a dusty mud track. That said, England are a tough side these days; the first Test defeat ought to have given them a much-needed kick up the derriere, but Pakistan are on a high. Chat away!