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20 May 2013

Super-polite

 
I'm from the generation old enough to know that the belief of the next two generations that clapping in a new batsman is a time honoured tradition is incorrect. But it can't be wrong to be over polite, particularly in contrast to the quantity of inane noise that goes on on cricket pitches these days.
 
Anyway yesterdays oppo had a practice, quite a good one maybe, of having one of their team umpire at the bowlers end whilst the next man in stood at square leg ( dodgy if you're batting and have fallen out with him).
 
This let to the bizarre situation of several of my colleagues applauding the incoming umpire ! 
 
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1 comment:

Ed said...

Love it. I'd like to see how that works when there's a runner!