355 Strauss KP

Reggae in my ears. Rastas and Old sea dogs on the pontoons. Island girls with smiles. Caribbean sunshine and blue seas. Hours away from our Transatlantic crossing. Picking up news on the interweb about English cricket.

What a shower. Boycott, he who never tweeted and lambasted those who did, is taking to the platform to Hashtag his desire to see KP back in the ENG team.

355. That is the bottom line right now.

Yes, KP should have been playing for Surrey this time last year, but the question the selectors have to ask themselves are :

1. Are we really good enough without him?
2. Is 34 really over the hill?
3. Is it totally impossible for differences to be ironed out?

John Lennon knew Yoko was for him when he saw her work of art ‘YES’. In Ben Kingsley (Sexy Beast) manner, NO NO NO, would do me and about half a million ENG cricket fans just fine.


What can I say? I’m as far removed as can be from the world of cricket, but just about manage to get news through the internet of what the hell is going on in AUS and NZ. I did not think performances could get any worse than being beaten in under 15 overs by NZ, but evidently I’m wrong. Poor old Root posts 121, the team scramble above 300, and then lose by 9 wickets. Gobsmacked.


Trott showing you can’t keep a good man down.

Great news that Jonathan Trott has received a call up to the Lions team for the tour of South Africa. After an issue with ‘situational anxiety’ sounds like the trooper is back on the path. Only 33 and with a great track record of 3,763 runs in 49 Tests, there’s more fight left yet in the old dog. The trip to Australia was a total fiasco. Not since bringing Eddie Hemmings on to bowl to Kapil Dev to put the brakes on avoiding a follow on has anything been such a failure.

Great news.

“With so much Test cricket, including the Ashes, over the 12 months, a full recall is not impossible”, says Agnew.