Thursday, 2 January 2014

Will It Be A Whitewash?

I have been indulging in the luxury of listening to the Ashes Test Series while on holiday - the time difference precluding anything other than the briefest of snippets during term time. As I said in a previous cricket post, I don't understand the tactics involved in determining batting order or the intricacies of choosing when to use certain bowlers...

Mind you, given the current state of play, it would seem that the England team is in much the same state of ignorance.

In an attempt to learn more, I started following various cricket-related people on Twitter. So, on Monday morning, I saw the following tweet in my timeline:


This just seemed to be too good an opportunity to miss, even though I haven't watched a single episode, and so have no idea whether it's any good. So I tweeted back:


I was amazed to see that I got a retweet from Aggers himself! When I mentioned this in the Sacristy a few days later, the Senior MC did a double-take - I really wish I had been recording. But since neither Jonathan nor Zephyrinus look at Twitter (and to preserve this earth-shattering moment so I can gloat for a bit) I thought I'd put up the proof that Jonathan Agnew actually retweeted me...


The final match in the Series is about to start. England won the toss for the first time, and they've changed the team quite a bit, so maybe it won't be a complete whitewash...

On a side-note, I think perhaps that cricket seems to appeal to so many of the traddy crowd because it is ever so gentlemanly. For example, just now Geoffrey Boycott deplored the use of bad language, explaining that he'd heard (and used) plenty of bad language himself in the changing rooms etc. but that it really wasn't appropriate with women and children present. I like that.

8 comments:

Fr Seán Coyle said...

The brilliant Matt on The Daily Telegraph came up with a solution to England's woes on New Year's Day: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/matt/?cartoon=10545544&cc=10545545

I won't be able to text my Aussie confreres this time as I did on a previous occasion: 'Sackcloth, but no Ashes'. an Irishman in the Philippines.

Mulier Fortis said...

Very witty!

Mind you, just back from lunch and Australia have lost their fifth wicket...

Bruvver Eccles said...

I get all my cricket news from @USCricketGuy and @FredBoycott

No wonder I never understand what's happening.

Zephyrinus said...

Many congratulations, Mac, on becoming
a member of Test Match Special's
"Wunderkinds".

You and "Aggers" and "Geoffrey" will soon
be exchanging Tweets hither and thither.

Laughed heartily at the Matt Cartoon,
mentioned by Fr Sean Coyle, and also at the sight
of the Senior MC at Blogfen being "Gob-Smacked"
by you name-dropping "Aggers".

Blogfen is really coming up in the world.

And on the BBC as well !!!

Patricius said...

Off topic. Not greatly into cats, nor cricket but always find your blog positively inspiring so I have awarded you a Sunshine Award.

Zephyrinus said...

Dear Mac.

I thought you ought to know that your
good friend, Richard, at
http://linenonthehedgerow.blogspot.co.uk/
has admitted eating snakes, scorpions,
slugs, and CATS (which he described as "delicious") !!!

He does say that he likes dogs
(presumably with a nice salad).

You might wish to have words with him.

Or send Miaowrini and Furretti round.

Mulier Fortis said...

Patricius - very kind, thank you!... Asit so happens, I was already nominated by Eccles and posted my reply here...

Zephy - I already noted the aberrant behaviour and the kitties and I are discussing a suitable response... headless mice in the bed spring to mind...

Zephyrinus said...

I think I saw the movie.

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