20 Great Quotes From...Cricket: Part Seven

Barney CorkhillSenior Writer ISeptember 25, 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!


"Welcome to Leicester where the captain Ray Illingworth has just relieved himself at the Pavilion End" - Brian Johnston

"The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey" - Brian Johnston as Peter Willey faces up to Michael Holding*

"As he comes into bowl, Freddie Titmus has got two short legs, one of them square" - Brian Johnston

"[Glenn] Turner looks a bit shaky and unsteady, but I think he's going to bat on...one ball left" - Brian Johnston after Turner was hit in the box area by the penultimate ball of the match

"Neil Harvey's at slip, with his legs wide apart, waiting for a tickle" - Brian Johnston

"Bill [Frindall] needs a small ruler. How about the Sultan of Brunei? I hear he is only four foot ten" - Brian Johnston

"Batsmen wear so much protection these days that I mostly identify them from their posteriors" - Brian Johnston

"This bowler's like my dog: three short legs and balls which swing each way" - Brian Johnston

"I haven't noticed too many comments about my Aussie background out in the middle, but that's probably because I haven't been batting long enough to notice!" - Geraint Jones

"Don't bowl him bad balls, he hits the good ones for fours" - Michael Kasprowicz on Sachin Tendulkar

"A 1914 biplane tied up with elastic bands trying vainly to take off" - Frank Keating on Bob Willis's run up

"The programme implied that...he made love like he played cricket: slowly, methodically, but with the real possibility that he might stay in all day" - Martin Kelner reviewing a documentary about Geoffrey Boycott

"An interesting morning, full of interest" - Jim Laker

"And Ian Greig's on eight, including two fours" - Jim Laker

"It's a unique occasion really - a repeat of Melbourne 1977" - Jim Laker

"Sometimes people think it's like Polo, played on horseback, and I remember one guy thought it was a game involving insects" - Clayton Lambert on explaining cricket to Americans

"England have no McGrathish bowlers, there are hardly any McGrathish bowlers, except for [Glenn] McGrath" - Stuart Law

"There's nothing like the sound of flesh on leather to get a cricket match going" - Geoff Lawson

"For any budding cricketers listening, do you have any superstitious routines before an innings, like putting one pad on first and then the other one?" - Tony Lewis

"If I've to bowl to Sachin [Tendulkar], I'll bowl with a helmet on. He hits the ball so hard" - Dennis Lillee


* = 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 Five

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Six

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Eight

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Nine

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Ten

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Eleven