Tuesday, 28 June 2011

England (or South Africa 'B'?) v Sri Lanka

Just watched England (?) coast to an easy victory against Sri Lanka in a One Day International game.

Look at the "England" line up:

Cook - born in England
Kieswetter - born South Africa
Trott - born South Africa
Pietersen - born South Africa
Morgan - born Ireland
Bell - born in England
Bresnan - born in England
Broad - born in England
Swann - born in England
Anderson - born in England (well - Lancashire so he's nearly a foreigner)
Dernbach - born South Africa

Five of the eleven are not English! No wonder youngsters don't want to play cricket - what chance of progression is there if we fill the side with players who obviously aren't good enough to make their own National squads?

Even the bloody coach comes from Zimbabwe!

1 comment:

Mike Smith said...

Guess your real grumble is the lack of Yorkies in't'squad ... apart from Pontefract's finest (Tim Bresnan)!!!

I'm happy - two Warwickshire players in there - was the nearest "major county" to Staffordshire when I was a lad so they have always had my support - plus they also had a player called M J K Smith (his K is "Knight" - mine is "Kirk" - other than that ... !!)