20 Great Quotes From...Cricket: Part Two

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20 Great Quotes From...Cricket: Part Two

Barney Corkhill's Great Quotes series continues to look at cricket. In this series I will be looking at some of the very best quotes to have been uttered in various sports.

The quotes aren't just from players, coaches and commentators, but anyone who has ever said a good quote to do with the chosen sport! Some are intentional, some aren't, I'll leave you to make your own mind up!

So, without further adieu, lets look at the next 20 great quotes from Cricket! Enjoy!


"I don't think he expected it, and that's what caught him unawares" - Trevor Bailey

"We owe some gratitude to Gatting and Lamb, who breathed some life into a corpse which had nearly expired" - Trevor Bailey

"No captain with all the hindsight in the world can predict how the wicket is going to play" - Trevor Bailey

"This series has been swings and pendulums all the way through" - Trevor Bailey

"Lloyd did what he achieved with that shot" - Trevor Bailey

"I bowl so slowly that if I don't like a ball I can run after it and bring it back" - J.M. Barrie

"England trained and grass grew at the MCG yesterday, two activities virtually indistinguishable from each other in tempo" - Greg Baum

"It was an excellent performance in the field marred only when Harris dropped Crapp in the outfield" - BBC Commentator on a missed chance off batsman Jack Crapp

"The hallmark of a great captain is the ability to win the toss at the right time" - Richie Benaud

"He's not quite got hold of that one. If he had, it would have gone for nine" - Richie Benaud on a Justin Langer six

"Gatting at fine leg - that's a contradiction in terms" - Richie Benaud

"Laird has been brought in to stand in the corner of the circle" - Richie Benaud

"He's usually a good puller - but he couldn't get it up that time" - Richie Benaud

"His throw went absolutely nowhere near where it was going" - Richie Benaud

"I think the batsman's strategy will be to make runs and not get out" - Richie Benaud

"This shirt is unique: there are only 200 of them" - Richie Benaud

"There were congratulations and high sixes all round" - Richie Benaud

"That slow-motion replay doesn't show how fast the ball was travelling" - Richie Benaud

"How can you tell your wife you are just popping out to play a match and then not come back for five days?" - Rafa Benitez struggling to come to terms with Test cricket

"England's pace bowlers are making the helmet go out of fashion" - Scyld Berry


So there you have your next 20 Great Quotes from cricket! Tune in again tomorrow for another 20!


See other great quotes from this series:

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part One

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Three

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Four

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Five

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Six

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Seven

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Eight

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Nine

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Ten

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Eleven


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