Saturday, May 19, 2007

Now that's a deal

As Matt Prior was racking up the runs at Lord's, his bat sponsor must have been rubbing its hands with glee.

Prior to the Lord's Test, Slazenger had signed a kit deal with the Sussex wicket-keeper as well as getting Yorkshire spinner Adil Rashid on board.

Prior had scored five at tea yesterday. To score well over 100 runs in the evening session is remarkable in itself. All that remains is for Rashid to be called up for debut home Test over the bank holiday, bag five wickets and leave Slazenger reaching for the aspirin on the Tuesday.