|Voltaire - |
putting the finishing touches
to his coaching manual
Voltaire's words came to Fantasy Bob as he watched the BBC's Newsnight last Friday. In a discussion on the week's riots, self styled eminent historian David Starkey played a number of inelegant hoicks to cow corner including a very ugly slash across the line in which he used the words 'white kids have become black.' FB's eyes popped - this might well be the worst bit of batting he has seen for a very long time. Fielders were so aghast that they struggled to return the ball to the keeper.
|Starkey gets dressed |
to visit Tottenham
|Ruined by limited overs players|
Let's change the skipper and refresh the middle order. FB's plea to the selectors is to leave these tired hacks behind. Elegant stroke play and clever accurate bowling is what is required - be it right or left handed over or round the wicket. Swishing across the line and bowling beamers by the Starkeys, McKenzies or Philips is just not cricket. Even Voltaire would agree with that.