20 Great Quotes From...Cricket: Part Three

Barney CorkhillSenior Writer ISeptember 19, 2008

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!


"In the rear, the small diminutive figure of Shoaib Mohammed, who can't be much taller than he is" - Henry Blofeld

"It's a catch he would have caught 99 times times out of 1,000" - Henry Blofeld

"If the tension here was a block of Cheddar cheese, you could cut it with a knife" - Henry Blofeld

"Flintoff starts in, his shadow beside him. Where else would it be?" - Henry Blofeld

"I don't think I've actually drunk a beer for 15 years, except a few Guinnesses in Dublin, where it's the law" - Ian Botham

"I'd rather face Dennis Lillee with a stick of rhubarb than go through that again" - Ian Botham after being cleared of assault charges

"I don't ask my wife to face Michael Holding, so there's no reason why I should be changing nappies" - Ian Botham

"It couldn't have been Gatt. Anything he takes up to his room after nine o'clock, he eats" - Ian Botham on the Mike Gatting barmaid scandal

"This can only help England's cause" - Ian Botham on hearing that Geoffrey Boycott is to coach the Pakistan batsmen before their 2001 tour of England

"A few years ago England would have struggled to beat the Eskimos" - Ian Botham, 2005

"If I'd done a quarter of the things of which I'm accused, I'd be pickled in alcohol, I'd be a registered drug addict and would have sired half the children in the world's cricket-playing countries" - Ian Botham

"After their 60 overs, West Indies have scored 244 for 7, all out" - Frank Bough

"Life without sports is like life without underpants" - Billy Bowden

"Get a single down the other end and watch someone else play him" - Geoffrey Boycott, asked how best to handle Glenn McGrath

"I reckon my mum could have caught that in her pinny!" - Geoffrey Boycott on a dropped catch

"He could have caught that between the cheeks of his backside" - Geoffrey Boycott on another dropped catch

"I feel so bad about mine now I'm going to tie it around the cat" - Geoffrey Boycott, dismayed at the award of an MBE to Paul Collingwood for scoring 17 runs in the 2005 Ashes series

"I'm glad two sides of the cherry have been put forward" - Geoffrey Boycott

"Richie Benaud simply says 'out' with the grisly finality of the hangman" - Tony Brace

"Merv Hughes always appeared to be wearing a tumble-dried ferret on his top lip" - Rick Broadbent


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 Two

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