Sunday, January 08, 2012

I recommend limiting one's involvement in other people's lives to a pleasantly scant minimum.

Where she leads nobody knows. Mayfair Plaza Car Park, Sandy Bay. January 2012.

Sunday means Sunday Top Five, which means cobbling together some kind of list.


I've got it! The Top Five Bowlers I've Seen Play Cricket To Be In My Side I Was Picking A Squad To Play A Test Against A Team Of Robots Programmed To Play Cricket Really Very Well! [In Batting Order.]

  • Richard Hadlee

  • Imran Khan

  • Shane Warne

  • Malcolm Marshall

  • Curtley Ambrose

    Just missing the cut were Joel Garner, Glen McGrath, Wasim Akram, Michael Holding and Dennis Lillee. Backup spinners included Anil Kumble, Saqlain Mushtaq, Daniel Vettori and the bolter in Funky Miller. I can't bring myself to include Harbijhan Singh and Muttiah Muralitharan has been deemed ineligible.

    This line up gives the batting some depth, and whenever you have Imran as your workhorse, you know you've got a good attack.

    Roddy said...

    I see that you have your "FATHER", in at number two. Couldn't you have pushed him up the list?

    smudgeon said...

    I'd happily take your just-missed-the-cut bunch, although i'd probably swap Garner for Curtly. I doubt there'd be many (non-robot) batsmen of the last 15 years who'd acquit themselves against any of those lot.

    Seen Fire In Babylon yet? You should.