20 Great Quotes From...Cricket: Part Ten

Barney CorkhillSenior Writer ISeptember 28, 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!


"I just want to get into the middle and get the right sort of runs" - Robin Smith, suffering from Diarrhoea on an England tour of India

"Yorkshire were 232 all out, Hutton ill. No, I'm sorry, Hutton 111" - John Snagge

"We've won one on the trot" - Alec Stewart

"I get a few strange looks when I use the hotel laundry. They're used to washing shirts and socks, but not too many have been asked to clean a panther's head" - Barmy Army member Kevin Thame after wearing a pink panther costume while watching England

"The only change England would propose might be to replace Derek Pringle, who remains troubled by no balls" - The Times

"With regard to the broken finger, when batting I'll just have to play it by ear" - Marcus Trescothick

"Unless something happens that we can't predict, I don't think a lot will happen" - Fred Trueman

"People only call me 'Fiery' because it rhymes with Fred, just like 'Typhoon' rhymes with Tyson" - Fred Trueman

"I'd have looked even faster in colour" - Fred Trueman

"There's only one head bigger than Tony Greig's - and that's Birkenhead" - Fred Trueman

"I know why Boycott's bought a house by the sea - so he'll be able to go for a walk on the water" - Fred Trueman

"Kid yourself it's Sunday, Rev, and keep your hands together" - Fred Trueman after Revd David Sheppard dropped a succession of catches

"I'm all right when his arm comes over, but I'm out of form by the time the bloody ball gets here" - Fred Trueman on the slow bowling of Peter Sainsbury

"The game's a little bit wide open again" - Fred Trueman

"That's what cricket's all about: two batsmen pitting their wits against one another" - Fred Trueman

"That was a tremendous six: the ball was still in the air as it went over the boundary" - Fred Trueman

"We didn't have metaphors in our day. We didn't beat around the bush" - Fred Trueman*

"England's always expecting. No wonder they call her the Mother Country" - Fred Trueman

"Anyone foolish enough to predict the outcome of this match is a fool" - Fred Trueman

"You can't smoke 20 a day and bowl fast" - Phil Tufnell on why he became a spinner


* = 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 Seven

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Eight

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Nine

20 Great Cricket Quotes: Part Eleven