Saturday, 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas

..........and Happy Birthday to Marcus Trescothick and Alistair Cook successive left hand  England openers, amazingly born on the same day.

They share a birthday with Isaac Newton.  Newton never played in an Ashes series but he did spend his time establishing the basis of modern physics.  In Principia Mathematica he first presented the evidence for reverse swing.  It took another 300 years for it to be physically demonstrated.  As Newton said 'I shall not mingle conjectures with certainties.'  Very much in line with FB's approach to umpiring.

Not so happy on Christmas Day 1972, was Tony Lewis whose first Test innings as MCC captain could have been better - out for a big fat 0 against India in Delhi.

Fantasy Bob's favourite Christmas music is Messiah.

Here is version of the great chorus Unto a Son is Born.  Enjoy.


  1. Merry Christmas to you from the people @ Opinions. By the way any link between Jesus and Cricket?

  2. Golandaaz - season's greetings to you and yours. Jesus and cricket? Perhaps the guest on Test Match Special identified in FB's later post today would be able to say.