This, that and the other. Mostly the other
The busy man
Shane Warne's been rushed off his feet this week.
An hour later, he was getting organised.
Four hours after that, he was questioning his followers about the pressing issues of the day.
Was that survey on the to-do list, Shane? Or is it possible that you weren't quite as busy as you were making out?
Most people know that Tim Bresnan has never lost a Test match. Few know that he has also never lost the England team's post-dinner credit-card roulette either.
But after failing to win a Test for the first time this week, was Bresnan's luck changing? As with last week's credit-card roulette, Matt Prior was again our man on the scene.
There was much debate about the umpires' decision to take the players off for bad light during the third Test between England and the West Indies.
As Ian Botham said:
And as Michael Vaughan said:
"Bad light....... MY ARSE."
Stephen Fleming and Scott Styris are now on different continents, but Fleming is still goading his bench-warmer.
Apparently Jacques Kallis is careful with his words.
Riveting. You can believe that was worthwhile and interesting if you want, Jacques, but it doesn't make it true.
Paul Collingwood's facing four to five weeks out with a broken metacarpal.
Martin Guptill was planning a very special date night with Derbyshire's Antonio Palladino.
Getting to know God
At the time of writing, Sachin Tendulkar hadn't tweeted since the third of June. Is he okay? Has anyone actually seen him?
You've got to make the effort to check up on old people from time to time to make sure they haven't had a fall or something. Will someone go round and make him a cup of tea and check?
The final book of the new testament
Lancashire's Tom Smith was watching the ball closely this week, according to Gary Keedy.
Up until this week, Tino Best's batting was best-known for "Mind the windows, Tino." The line was delivered by Andrew Flintoff from the slips and caused the world's most diffident cricketer to charge down the pitch, giving rise to a fairly comical stumping. Flintoff clearly enjoyed Tino's 95 from No. 11, however.
After watching Tino Best, Mark Butcher was reminiscing.
Tino Best's modesty corner
"Humble and wise ..."
Alex Bowden blogs at King Cricket
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