Sunday, January 15, 2012

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.

Have you checked your manhole today? Long Beach Walkway, Sandy Bay. January 2012.

Last week's Top Five involved the bowling line-up of players that I've seen play, so I figure this week's top fivesix should finish the task. Thus, The Top FiveSix Batsmen 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.]

[Note: this team will be playing to the rules of the mid-1980s, so we're allowed plenty of bouncers. Also, the curator has been told to prepare a tasty wicket, so no flat track rubbish that you see nine out of ten in modern tests...]

  • C.G. Greenidge

  • S.M. Gavaskar

  • S.R. Tendulkar

  • I.V.A. Richards

  • S.R. Waugh (*)

  • A.C. Gilchrist (wk)

    This team is rounded out by Imran Khan, Richard Hadlee, Shane Warne, Malcolm Marshall and Curtley Ambrose.

    Should be tough to beat on all tracks I reckon.

    Just missing the cut were Brian Lara, Mohammad Yousuf, Javed Miandad, Rauol Dravid, Clive Lloyd, Martin Crowe, Saeed Anwar, pRicky Ponting, Matthew Hayden, Damien Martyn, Desmond Haynes with a nod to personal favourites Larry Gomes, Jimmy Adams and Jeremy Coney.

    Keepers under consideration included Ian Healy, Jeff Dujon, Andy Flower, Jack Russell and Richard Soule.

    smudgeon said...

    I made a pizza for Richard Soule about 10 years ago! Whatever happened to that guy?

    Roddy said...

    I thought at first that this was a sun fish that had washed up.
    I can't see this washing away.