Wednesday, September 22, 2010

MCC Blog Writers threaten to go on Strike


MCC Blog Writers are threatening strike action for what can only be called 'Lack of Comments' by readers.
With the hits on the site on an increase, and set to multiply with the new cricket season, this could not have come at a worse time.

An unnamed Writer's Association member is quoted as saying: "There are articles being withheld by the Union until our demands are met."
A memorandum is currently being sent to Senior Delegates via Facebook, together with demands on Post-its placed in strategic locations.

Your prompt action in this regard is urgently needed for the prompt restoration of services.



Tuesday, September 21, 2010



Come all ye fair young maidens and harken unto me,Never trust a cricketer, whoever he may be.
Randier than a sailor, who's been six months at sea.Never let a cricketer's hand an inch above your knee.
First let's take the Paceman, pure speed from first to last.My darlings do be careful, his balls are hard and fast.
Then there's the Medium Pacer, his balls swing either way.He's really most persistent and can keep it up all day.
Watch out for the Off-spinner, girls, another awkward chap.If you leave him half an opening, he will slip one through the gap.
Then there's the wily 'slowy', pure cunning is his strength,He'll tempt you, then he'll trap you with his very subtle length.
So ladies, do be careful---your mothers would agree.Never trust a cricketer----whoever he may be.

And what about the Opening bat, his struggles never cease,He has just one ambition, to spend all day at the 'crease'.
The number Three is a dasher, he seldom prods and pokes,When he goes into action, he has a fine array of strokes.
And do beware the Slogger, not content with one or two,When he opens up for action, then only six will do.
Then there's the real stonewaller, girls, he knows what he's about,and if you let him settle in, it's hard to get him out.
We come now to the last man, be ready for a shock,He doesn't mind if he's last man in -as long as he gets a knock.
So, darlings, do be careful-and be well warned by me,Never trust a cricketer- whoever he may be.
And watch the wicket keeper, girls; he's full of flair and dash,And if you raise your heels, he'll whip 'em off in a flash.
If you take the field with the captain, you had better know the score or he'll have you in positions that you never knew before.
The cricket commentator- is a nosey sort of bloke,He watches all the action and describes it stroke by stroke.
Even the kindly umpire-may look friendly as a pup,You'll quickly find you've had it, when he puts his finger up.
So, darlings please remember, repeat it after me, NEVER TRUST A CRICKETER-WHOEVER HE MAY BE!!!!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Muttiah Muralitharan strides into retirement and history with the ever present smile on his face.

The sound you heard in the distance was the collective sigh of a thousand batsman.


Springtime brings in added joy to the cricketers of Marlboro, the dawn of a brand new cricketing season. The blog has been rather neglected recently, but with the excitement to the opening matches building up, there will be regular updates.

I hope you all had a lovely winter, a blessed Ramadan, and an eventful 2010 in South Africa. While i get few blogging ideas in place, I leave you with some lovely silhouette images..