Thursday, December 28, 2006

694 ?

Bloggers are buzzing about the assertion that purist Bill Frindle, the bearded wonder of Test Match Special is maintaining:

As far as Bill is concerned, the six wickets Warne took in the so-called Australia v World XI "Supertest" in October last year count for the same as the wickets he's taken in his back garden.Given that the "Supertest" was sponsored by the ICC, Bill's insistence that Strauss became victim No 694 doesn't cut much ice in official quarters, but you mess around with cricket statisticians at your peril. These are serious men, who will take up hours of your life if you let them, arguing about whether Fred Trueman lighting his pipe 21 times between lunch and tea was a record for an Oval Test against Bangladesh at Trent Bridge in June.

Telegraph | Sport | Frindall queries Warne's 700th

4 comments:

PMM&L said...

Far more important news, which obviously hasn't reached you yet - Mark Ramprakash won Strictly Come Dancing!! Lovely bum in lycra, rather than those boring whites!! :-)

axx said...

Hooray for Mark Ramprakash. Darren Gough won it last year I wonder which cricketer they will put up for it next year to make it 3 in a row?

We have heard that Monty has won Beard of the Year .....

PMM&L said...

Perhaps Shane Warne should have a go! He'll not have much else on!
Yes, Monty has won beard of the year, beating Fidel Castro into second place!! Barmy Army indeed!

axx said...

Warnie for Strictly Come Dancing ... hmm now there's an idea - but his larger bum wont look as nice in lycra!!