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England vs. India

I must admit, after the humiliation in Pakistan, I was starting to lose faith, but England’s performance to tie the series in India without Vaughan, Trescothick, Simon Jones or Ashley Giles, and for the last game without Harmison and Cook as well, was seriously impressive.

BTW, isn’t Marcus Trescothick just the perfect name for the hero of a bodice-ripper? Even better than the current Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education and Skills, whose name is Lord Adonis. I kid you not. Perhaps Lord Adonis could be the scheming, predatory English aristocrat, and Marcus Trescothick could be the swarthy, taciturn Cornishman who rescues the heroine from his clutches.

“Oh my darling, I know I’m vulnerable to well-pitched-up deliveries outside off stump, but can’t you see I love you?”

2 replies on “England vs. India”

“Oh Marcus, your leaden footwork gives hope to the slip fielders of my heart!” What was up with Tres, eh? Walked out of the locker room in tears, I heard. Freddie to take over the one-day captaincy?

At the moment I’d back Freddie to take over the *whole* captaincy. As to Trescothick – who knows? Not me. I suspect that an enormous part of the success of sports teams is down to successful man-management, so I guess I’m going to have to trust the England people to know whether to allow Tres to skip a test series. They’ve done OK generally over the past few years.

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