Saturday, May 19, 2007

on and on and on...

The below from Brian Viner in The Independent. The frustrations are summed up perfectly. I have got over Graeme Hick's continual domination in county cricket, but they still remain with the ever-bludgeoning Mark Ramprakash: he is indeed a batting genius. With my sponsorship post below, would Duracell not be doing a wise thing to sign these two fellows up?

...Mark Ramprakash and Graeme Hick, who made their Test debuts in the same match against the West Indies in 1991, and who this week frustrated England fans with further reminders of the batting prowess they never consistently demonstrated at international level. At Old Trafford, Hick scored his 133rd first-class century; at Hove, Ramprakash hit his 13th first-class double-century, putting him in the august company of W G Grace, Graham Gooch and Brian Lara. The man's a batting genius, damn him, and I would applaud an England recall, though there's more chance of Jose Mourinho's pooch scoring the winner for Chelsea this afternoon.