30 December 2009

Taking guard

As this post about taking guard references, Jonathan Trott has really wound the South Africans up. It would be interesting to know if it's ever been an issue in County cricket.

For OMT readers of Cricket Burble, the article about taking guard made me think of a certain Tony MacDonald-Barker and his idiosyncrasies!

1 comment:

Sam said...

this cannot be for real...

"Wilf Shotwith, Lancashire
Shotwith was the original No. 11 and was known for spending far longer taking his guard than he did actually batting. Tragically, he lost his life while taking guard, squashed flat by the heavy roller of a groundsman, who mistakenly thought that he had allowed sufficient time for Shotwith to have been dismissed. "