'From small acorns, mighty oaks may grow'

Andy Zaltzman forages for crumbs of positivity, and finds that England absolutely bossed 6% of the Perth Test

December 17, 2013

Posted by Rajdeepgupta on (December 23, 2013, 7:00 GMT)

You Andy should be drafted into the English side now..plenty of possibilities as a 5-0 drubbing lies ahead.

Posted by Clavers on (December 19, 2013, 2:45 GMT)

He's mad and ugly and I like him. :)

Posted by xxjohnt on (December 18, 2013, 20:02 GMT)

great stuff though given the trajectory of English cricket it's more a case of from mighty oaks little acorns grow…..

Posted by 07sanjeewakaru on (December 18, 2013, 5:00 GMT)

Well played Zalts......!Happy festive season for you......!

Posted by whensdrinks on (December 18, 2013, 4:49 GMT)

"Insufficent excellence" - classic stuff. Well done

Posted by kepler22b on (December 18, 2013, 3:45 GMT)

Thanks M. Zalt, comedy gold. And thanks also for neither making excuses nor missing the point that the aussies have played spectacular cricket. You remind me of all that is good about the English.

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