20 Great Quotes From...Cricket: Part Five

Barney CorkhillSenior Writer ISeptember 23, 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!


"Derek Randall bats like an octopus with piles" - Matthew Engel

"Waugh! What is he good for? Absolutely nothing!" - England fans' song during the 1993 Ashes series

"It means I can drive a flock of sheep through the town centre, drink for free in no less than 64 pubs and get a lift home with the police when I become inebriated. What more could you want?" - Andrew Flintoff

"I'm completely different from Pietersen. He would turn up to the opening of an envelope" - Andrew Flintoff

"It's far more daunting than bowling to Ricky Ponting or facing Shane Warne" - Andrew Flintoff on news that he was to duet with Elton John

"I'm ugly, I'm overweight, but I'm happy" - Andrew Flintoff

"In the past five weeks I've trained hard, trying to get my ankle back to where I want it to be" - Andrew Flintoff

"Lady, if I were built in proportion I'd be eight foot ten!" - Joel Garner

Interviewer: "Do you feel that the selectors and yourself have been vindicated by the result?"

Mike Gatting: "I don't think the press are vindictive. They can write what they want"

"Srikkanth is a vegetarian. If he swallows a fly, he will be in trouble"  - Sunil Gavaskar

"Glenn McGrath joins Craig McDermott and Paul Reiffel in a three-ponged prace attack" - Tim Gavel

"This is Cunis at the Vauxhall End. Cunis—a funny sort of name. Neither one thing nor the other" - Alan Gibson

"Hansel and Gretel and Dizzy's double hundred—they're one and the same. An absolute fairytale" - Jason "Dizzy" Gillespie on his 200 against Bangladesh

"A fart competing with thunder" - Graham Gooch assessing England v Australia in 1991

"If it had been a cheese roll, it would have never got past him" - Graham Gooch after Mike Gatting was bowled by Shane Warne's 'Ball of the Century'

"Illy [Ray Illingworth] had the man-management skills of Basil Fawlty" - Darren Gough

"I don't know an England player who could fix a light bulb, let alone a match" - Darren Gough

"It's hard work making batting look effortless" - David Gower

"I don't like defensive shots—you can only get threes" - WG Grace*

"They came to see me bat not you bowl" - WG Grace, putting the bails back on his stumps after being bowled first ball.


* = Barney's quote of the day


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

Do you have a favourite? Let us know which one!


See other great quotes from this series:

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part One

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Two

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Three

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Four

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