12 April 2010

Much maligned batsman

Whenever we think of stodgy they-shall-not-pass batting the list is usually headed by Englishmen - Boycott, Steele, Bailey and Tavare but Boycott once played a famous buccaneering innings in a one day final for Yorkshire and as though who saw him regularly in county cricket know Tavare was often similarly aggressive. His benefit year tie nicely showed his effacing manor - the motif was a tortoise playing a Caribbean shot. Anyway I see his nephew is opening the batting for Loughborough UCCE against Kent and I wonder which camp he will fall into.

1 comment:

Ed said...

I think of Mark Richardson as the blocker to end all blockers....

0 and run out for Tavare junior - he probably won't remember the match to kindly!