Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 20th February, 2019)
I imagine a Caught and bowled shot, or perhaps a Four to Long On, made by the ersatz batsman.
A nice clubhouse up there at Spring View.
The bowler's Holding the batsman's Willey.
That is the bowling club in the background, the green was laid a few years ago.
The most famous scorebook entry in the game of cricket, Perth, 1979.
Lillee caught Willey bowled Dilley.
My greatest upset in cricket was seeing Mike Gatting argue with the umpire. For me , when an umpire indicates you are out , you walk , period! Whatever it is , it is down to the umpire .
Express your anger in the clubhouse , but at the wicket you must obey the umpire .
All different now of course , but just my opinion. Most irritating but gifted batsman,
David Gower . If only he could have moved his legs as well as his hands in addressing the ball . It was like he was two people at the crease . Thanks Mick
Perhaps the most colourful sportsman in history was C.B Fry. He captained England as a cricket all-rounder, was fullback for England at football and played first class Rugby Union. He held the world long-jump record and was an acrobat. As a party piece he was able to flip backwards from a standing position and land upright on the mantlepiece.
He was married to a society beauty involved in a major sex scandal, met Hitler and Ribbentrop in an mission to get Germany involved in Test cricket.
He stood as a Liberal candidate in two general elections and was once offered the throne of Albania.
No doubt he would walk Sports Personality of the Year.
Yawn..if the was a more fitting sport for highlights, it's Cricket.
Aye, he'd have walked the Sports Personality sure enough Poet, and probably on several occasions.
Liverpool's Max Woosnam was another rare bird - he threw-in a Snooker 147, for good measure.