We walk out to bat, call for a leg stump guard and dig a trench along that line. We dig like Jonathan Trott, of whom we are great supporters. We walk away, get into our little bubble – we don’t care if anyone is annoyed by it – walk back to the stumps and take our guard.
Welcome to Don’t Chase The Wide Ones, a new blog centred around cricket. Things may run off at a tangent but the central aspect of DCTWO will be cricket, often with a Surrey and England slant. Some posts will be humorous, some will be reportage and some will be questioning, critical and/or challenging of something or someone that we think needs Cluesticking (that is, a smack upside the head with a Clue stick).
DCTWO is a journey. Check out the Author & Agenda page to learn a little more about DCTWO.
There are some sincerely held beliefs here at DCTWO, just so people can see where we’re coming from.
- We enjoy good cricket, from whichever team it comes
- We like good fish and chips and a bar that serves cider and soft drinks at reasonable prices
- We don’t have it in for any team, not even Glamorgan (Yates is a Jamie Dalrymple fan)
- We’re not malicious unless it’s the PCB in which case it’s well deserved
- A 6 is a 6 and not a “DLF maximum”
- We’re alarmed at the number of people in cricket administration who need Cluesticking
- Ijaz Butt and Andrew Hilditch are two people in dire need of severe Cluesticking
- Justin Vaughan needs to be cut loose from his BCCI branded gimp outfit and readjusted to society. His gutless role in the Shane Bond story will never be forgotten
- The BCCI is far too big for its boots and needs bringing down to size
- Quite why Daryl Harper and Asoka de Silva stayed as international umpires for so long bemuses us
The guard is marked, DCTWO’s innings has started. Let’s play.
Remember: be smart, be safe – don’t chase the wide ones.