I don’t know why but Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds appear to have settled their differences. They’ve hooked up with a couple of lady friends and decided that the best way to resolve their spat is with a damn good dance. Click here if you can’t see it below (takes a while to load).
This landed in my inbox this evening: the French rules of cricket, including the modes of dismissal. Or rather, “les suivants d’eliminations” (I think):
I like lbw (obstruction) and hit-wicket (autodestruction). Download the PDF for more.
A cartoon of Brian Lara following the West Indies’ dismal display against South Africa
Today’s Matt in The Telegraph
Oh it’s cruel, it’s painfully cruel
Courtesy of The Ashes Blog who provide the following reasons Ashley Giles should continue playing for England:
1. He makes James Anderson look threatening.
2. His bowling average is almost as good as Matthew Haydenâ€™s batting average.
3. As the Personal Life Coach for Ricky Ponting, Ashley Giles felt that the Australian captain was in desperate need of a bit of encouragement, so he sacrificially dropped that catch on the boundary. But thatâ€™s just the sort of kind, generous guy that he is.
4. His Royal Highness brings a certain amount of class and dignity into the England team. Well, they need to make up for Kevin Pietersenâ€™s presence somehow.
So please, keep Ashley playing, and make benefit glorious King of Spain.
The last of 10 postcards from Postcards from the Sledge. It’s the end of our exclusive run, and many thanks to Beach for allowing them here. Hopefully I’ve helped him sell a few. In 24 hours, the first ball will be hurled down in Brisbane and the sledging can really start.