Friday, June 10, 2005

Why I love cricket... (or maybe why I like Matthew Hoggard)

I can't really think of many other sports where you'd get the degree of honesty that Matthew Hoggard shows in his column for the Times (I first read the quote on's Mediawatch).
It was a strange Test match against Bangladesh at Chester-le-Street last week. I won the man-of-the-match award, despite bowling like a trollop for much of the game. And then I found out that I was the leading wicket-taker in the series, even though everyone else had bowled a lot better than me. I think it was a case of the Bangladeshis struggling to lay a bat on the other bowlers and, as I wasn’t bowling as well, they were able to get the edges off me.

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