- My dear old things, it's STW TMS!
I have to admit to feeling rather down this morning.
He’s has been such a big part of the last decade of England cricket, and watching the interviews with him, and James Anderson last evening (classy of Ian Ward to cut away when Jimmy dissolved I thought) made me realise that although I’ve never met him and never can be as close as his old team mates and roomies, I’m going to miss him too.
Never again will I wake up for a wee in the middle of a winter night, think “I’ll just check the score….. ah, Chef’s still batting, all’s OK with the world” and go back to sleep.
Privileged to have been at the ground on Monday
SPOTY, and I suspect he’ll be on Essex’s card as Sir Alistair Cook next year.
One of my favourites though is about 20s into this highlights reel from Ashes 2015……. helping Nasser with pronunciation of long words.Posted 1 year agocheers_driveSubscriber
I always feel down after the last test of the summer, TMS is summer to me. It was a perfect way to end it though.
Buttler and Curran were huge positives for the series. Not sure about Rashid but I can see why he was played so he would be integrated into the side before Sri Lanka.
Obviously, the is still have an issue with the 3 openers, England shouldn’t try to replace Cook, there are few if any old style openers left in the world now. What is needed though is someone to stick around long enough so that Root and the impressive middle order do not face the new ball. Buttler should bat at 5 as a specialist batsman, he’s proved he is good enough. Barstow does well at 7 and should go back there.
Bowling wise everyone goes on about spin it’s the lack of pace on pitches that don’t do much that worries me.
Farewell too Chef, a good series, and to a great summer.Posted 1 year agowwaswasSubscriber
I’ve not read all that ^ but this made me smile, apologies if it’s bin dun.
Posted 10 months ago
This delightful and genuinely hilarious post about what it's like to listen to cricket on the radio for the first time has temporarily made everything okay: pic.twitter.com/CcgIMHFgdm
— Marie Le Conte (@youngvulgarian) October 29, 2018
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