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Some famous cricket quotes

Posted by wildkiwi25 on November 28, 2008

Over the years there have been a number of players that have been known for their words just as much as their cricketing exploits. Some of them will never be forgotten, although some of the players on the receiving end may wish they could be.

Here are some of the stand out quotes I have come across as of late:

Glen McGrath (Australia) and Eddo Brandes (Zimbabwe):

Aussie paceman Glenn McGrath was bowling to Zimbabwe number 11 Eddo Brandes – who was just missing each ball. McGrath, frustrated, went to him and inquired: “Why are you so fat?”Quick as a flash, Brandes replied, “Because every time I make love to your wife, she gives me a biscuit.”

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Freddie Trueman & Raman Subba Row:

Fearsome English fast bowler Fred Trueman extraced an edge from the batsman, which flew straight into the hands of Raman Subba Row at first slip. The ball however went right between Row’s legs to the third man boundary. Fred didn’t say a word. At the end of the over, Row ambled past Trueman and apologised sheepishly. “Sorry Fred. I should’ve kept my legs together”. Trueman retorted in classic fashion “Not you, son. Your mother should’ve!”
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“It’s been very slow and dull day, but it hasn’t been boring. It’s been a good, entertaining day’s cricket. – BRIAN JOHNSTON”
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“He’s usually a good puller – but he couldn’t get it up that time.” – BRIAN JOHNSTON”
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“He’s fat, he’s round, he bounces on the ground, Shane Warne, Shane Warne.” – Barmy Army.
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Shane Warne : “I’ve waited two years for another chance to humiliate you.”
Daryll Cullinan : “Looks like you spent it eating.”
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“What do you think this is, a f***ing tea party? No you can’t have a f***ing glass of water. You can f***ing wait like all the rest of us.”
-Allan Border to Robin Smith.
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“Mate, if you turn the bat over, you’ll see the instructions on the back!”
-Merv Hughes to Robin Smith.
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Merv Hughes : “You can’t f**king bat.”
Robin Smith : “Hey Merv, we make a fine pair. I can’t f**king bat and you can’t f**king bowl.”
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“Tufnell! Can I borrow your brain? I’m building an idiot.”
-Voice from the crowd, Newcastle Test.
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“A fart competing with thunder.”
-Graham Gooch on England’s chances in Australia in 1990-91.
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Some famous cricket quotes

Posted by wildkiwi25 on November 28, 2008

Over the years there have been a number of players that have been known for their words just as much as their cricketing exploits. Some of them will never be forgotten, although some of the players on the receiving end may wish they could be.

Here are some of the stand out quotes I have come across as of late:

Glen McGrath (Australia) and Eddo Brandes (Zimbabwe):

Aussie paceman Glenn McGrath was bowling to Zimbabwe number 11 Eddo Brandes – who was just missing each ball. McGrath, frustrated, went to him and inquired: “Why are you so fat?”Quick as a flash, Brandes replied, “Because every time I make love to your wife, she gives me a biscuit.”

———————————-

Freddie Trueman & Raman Subba Row:

Fearsome English fast bowler Fred Trueman extraced an edge from the batsman, which flew straight into the hands of Raman Subba Row at first slip. The ball however went right between Row’s legs to the third man boundary. Fred didn’t say a word. At the end of the over, Row ambled past Trueman and apologised sheepishly. “Sorry Fred. I should’ve kept my legs together”. Trueman retorted in classic fashion “Not you, son. Your mother should’ve!”
———————————-
“It’s been very slow and dull day, but it hasn’t been boring. It’s been a good, entertaining day’s cricket. – BRIAN JOHNSTON”
———————————-
“He’s usually a good puller – but he couldn’t get it up that time.” – BRIAN JOHNSTON”
———————————-
“He’s fat, he’s round, he bounces on the ground, Shane Warne, Shane Warne.” – Barmy Army.
———————————-
Shane Warne : “I’ve waited two years for another chance to humiliate you.”
Daryll Cullinan : “Looks like you spent it eating.”
———————————-
“What do you think this is, a f***ing tea party? No you can’t have a f***ing glass of water. You can f***ing wait like all the rest of us.”
-Allan Border to Robin Smith.
———————————-
“Mate, if you turn the bat over, you’ll see the instructions on the back!”
-Merv Hughes to Robin Smith.
———————————-
Merv Hughes : “You can’t f**king bat.”
Robin Smith : “Hey Merv, we make a fine pair. I can’t f**king bat and you can’t f**king bowl.”
———————————-
“Tufnell! Can I borrow your brain? I’m building an idiot.”
-Voice from the crowd, Newcastle Test.
———————————-
“A fart competing with thunder.”
-Graham Gooch on England’s chances in Australia in 1990-91.
———————————-

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Streaking…Is it cricket or not?(if you are offended by streaking then don’t read this, as I have included photos of streakers in this post/article!)

Posted by wildkiwi25 on February 25, 2008

Many enthusiastic fans of the game of cricket would in some stage of their lives would’ve witnessed streaking on the cricket by fans of the game that perhaps take their obsession for the game a bit over the top. One of the first incidences of streaking in the game of cricket was in the first World Cup in 1975 when a fella by the name of Michael Angelow (yes the name does sound similar to that nude sculpture) decided to strip down to his birthday suit and bear his nether-regions to the cricketing public. I havn’t been able to find out exactly for sure but it was probably fuelled by alcohol, which is probably a key catalyst in helping people perhaps lose their inhibitions and do wild and crazy things, in this case- streaking. There are many views about what part streaking plays in cricket eg some people are dead against it and on the other end of the scale partisians to the game of cricket think its amusing and entertaining. Personally my views on streaking come roughly in the middle. I think that its highly entertaining for the game and in a way provides a highlight ( besides 4s and 6s getting scored ans wickets falling and spectacular catches etc) which will be discussed amongst buddies, but in a sense they also distract the cricketers in the field and cricket is a family game as well-as Reverend Lovejoy’s wife on The Simpsons says ” will someone please think of the children!”, and who knows a streaker could one day carry a couple of stubbies with him/her on the pitch and spill the alcohol on the pitch, and that could turn the results of the game negatively on either team. It would be disastrous if it was the home team.

Nonetheless as an enthusiastic cricket fan I do find it amusing and entertaining to see, I suppose parents of children and people highly offended by streaking could momentarilly cover their eyes and shield themselves from their perceived view of streaking as “disgusting”, but then again its controversial because at the end of the day everyone that is at the ground must have one thing in common- they are there to watch the game they love and that streaking aside cricket is indeed a brilliant game.

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Streaking…Is it cricket or not?(if you are offended by streaking then don’t read this, as I have included photos of streakers in this post/article!)

Posted by wildkiwi25 on February 24, 2008

Many enthusiastic fans of the game of cricket would in some stage of their lives would’ve witnessed streaking on the cricket by fans of the game that perhaps take their obsession for the game a bit over the top. One of the first incidences of streaking in the game of cricket was in the first World Cup in 1975 when a fella by the name of Michael Angelow (yes the name does sound similar to that nude sculpture) decided to strip down to his birthday suit and bear his nether-regions to the cricketing public. I havn’t been able to find out exactly for sure but it was probably fuelled by alcohol, which is probably a key catalyst in helping people perhaps lose their inhibitions and do wild and crazy things, in this case- streaking. There are many views about what part streaking plays in cricket eg some people are dead against it and on the other end of the scale partisians to the game of cricket think its amusing and entertaining. Personally my views on streaking come roughly in the middle. I think that its highly entertaining for the game and in a way provides a highlight ( besides 4s and 6s getting scored ans wickets falling and spectacular catches etc) which will be discussed amongst buddies, but in a sense they also distract the cricketers in the field and cricket is a family game as well-as Reverend Lovejoy’s wife on The Simpsons says ” will someone please think of the children!”, and who knows a streaker could one day carry a couple of stubbies with him/her on the pitch and spill the alcohol on the pitch, and that could turn the results of the game negatively on either team. It would be disastrous if it was the home team.

Nonetheless as an enthusiastic cricket fan I do find it amusing and entertaining to see, I suppose parents of children and people highly offended by streaking could momentarilly cover their eyes and shield themselves from their perceived view of streaking as “disgusting”, but then again its controversial because at the end of the day everyone that is at the ground must have one thing in common- they are there to watch the game they love and that streaking aside cricket is indeed a brilliant game.

streaking in cricket5

streaking in cricket4

streaking in cricket3

streaking in cricket2

streaker_cricket

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