WELCOME TO "WICKET WIT!"
QUIPS & QUOTES FOR THE CRICKET-OBSESSED AMONG US!
"When I bat, I like to pretend I'm a West Indian" - Darren Gough
"They came to see me bat, not to see you bowl" - W.G. Grace on refusing to leave the crease having been bowled out first ball
"It's hard work making batting look effortless" - David Gower
"I bowl so slow that if after I have delivered the ball I don't like the look of it , I can run after it and bring it back." - J.M. Barrie
"To be a great fast bowler, you need a big heart and a big bottom." - Fred Trueman
"I was once timed at 99.7 mph, but that's rubbish, I was much faster than that." - Jeff Thompson (reputed to be the fastest ever)
"He bowls like an octopus with piles." - Unknown Australian in reference to Derek Randall
CELEBRITIES ON CRICKET:
"Nothing yet devised by man is worse for a sick hangover than a day's cricket in the summer sun." - Michael Parkinson
"Cricket needs brightening up a bit. My solution is to let players drink at the beginning of the game, not after. It always works in our picnic matches." - Paul Hogan
"There is a widely and quite erroneous belief that cricket is just another game." - HRH Duke of Edinburgh
CHARACTER IN CRICKET:
"Concentration is sometimes mistaken for grumpiness." - Michael Atherton
"This bowler's like my dog: three short legs and balls that swing each way." - Brian Johnston
"Neil Harvey's at slip, with his legs wide apart, waiting for a tickle." - Brian Johnston
"England have nothing to lose here, apart from this Test match." - David Lloyd
"His throw went absolutely nowhere near where it was going." - Richie Benaud
MORE TO FOLLOW!....