Ashes 2010-11 December 15, 2010

Roach causes a stir before the WACA

Eoin Morgan has earned a reputation for ice-cool innings under all sorts of pressure on the field for England, but his reaction to an unexpected visitor during a pre-Test dinner with his England team-mates may have dented that aura somewhat

Eoin Morgan has earned a reputation for ice-cool innings under all sorts of pressure on the field for England, but his reaction to an unexpected visitor during a pre-Test dinner with his England team-mates may have dented that aura somewhat. "Mid sentence ordering my dinner tonight..a massive cockroach crawled down my arm and all over my leg!!" tweeted Morgan after the incident. "Filthy nic!!"

"Never seen @Eoin16 [Morgan's twitter name] move so quick," Steven Finn tweeted in return. "Cockroach up the trouser leg tends to do that though. Came dangerously close to me too." Shortly afterwards he added: "Were not eating in that restaurant anymore. Might have crawled up my nose."

Liam Brickhill is a freelance journalist based in Cape Town

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