Have a Go Ya Mug


When I were a lad, fearsome fast bowlers who came over here used to look like this…

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They used to have odd actions…

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…and even odder facial hair…

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…and they always smiled, even (or especially) when they were about to knock your block off…

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…and if they couldn’t bowl you out, they’d punch you out…

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…(no changes there, then, I suppose ?)…

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…but the old bowlers would set fields like this…main-qimg-03aa4b03ad7f42586966f46d9cf48df2

…and they were all very scary indeed.

Nowadays, if someone scary turns up to bowl…

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…the image men get hold of him and make him look like a nice boy. They don’t scare anybody.

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…I mean really ! who’d be scared of these two ?

It wouldn’t have happened back then, they didn’t care about coming across as nice blokes…

dennis_lillee_6_600_400-600x400…but sometimes nowadays you tend to think that some boards regard the image of their attack bowlers above their substance or ability — like these guys  Sidders, Starckers, Patters and Rolfy…

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There are always those who tend to go a little over board, of course, even for the marketing men…

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SO C’MON, AUSSIE, FOR CHRIST SAKE. LET’S SHOW A BIT OF GRIT.  MAKE  A GAME OF IT — OR YOU MAY AS WELL HAVE BOUGHT THAT OTHER MITCHELL WITH YOU (STARKERS OR NOT).

HAVE A GO YA MUG !

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Middle and Leg, Please.


Many congratulations to Mr Willie Eckerslike of Staines for the winning entry to the recent caption competition. For his winning effort of “If they go above my head, can they be called wide ?”) Mr Eckerslike wins for himself a pair of Anti-Pervert Hairy stockings (as reported by The Daily Telegraph), Several plastic OBEs, a drip-dry statue of Jane Mansfield and a ticket to Hampstead Fairground.

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And now, as it’s that time of year again when the English, traditionally, exit a major tournament, here are some random cricket images:

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The Australian Touring Party to England 2013. Not sure who the geezer front right is, don’t think he made the trip. The two fellas wearing the pink scarves are currently in the nets, awaiting confirmation of Australian citizenship. ACB hope they’ll be available by the Third Test. (D.A.Warner is out of shot, beating up the co-pilot.)

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M.A.Holding hears that no-one’s switched on the urn in the pavilion.

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England’s crack Formation Ball-Tampering Display Team

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Shane Warne finds a new career

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England’s current World-Class Cricketers. And Stuart Broad.