Entry 1 - The Team
Before i start, i want everyone to know that i think im a superstar
trapped in the body of a pathetic excuse of a cricketer. In fact im so
good the cricketweb XI board have decided to ship a few of my mates
off to Trinidad and Tobago to play a few games.
While the games arent considered Frist Class games im looking foward
to being an exceptional performer and once again prove the the world
just how good I am!
While I understand that I am quite clearly the best player in the team,
theres a couple of guys that go alright to. Firstly theres my good
mate Samuel Vimes, a fairly handy batsman who is better known for his
wicketkeeping. A fellow Cricketweb XI player but quite clearly not
blessed with the natrual abilty that was given to me at birth!
Although the side has been together only a few days Sam was given the
honour of recieving the first nickname. "Bill" named after Bill Lawry
for his less than extravagant batting style was at first very
disapointed to be handed such a name, but hes growing used to it and
by the time our stay with the side is over it should have stuck!
Another of my team mates is John Davison, the Canadian international
is growing a real repuation for playing in all different parts of the
world. We expect he will be the lynch pin of the side and dominate
with bat and ball. A couple of the other blokes with international
experience are Ravi Rampaul and Venkatesh Prasad.
At first we were all excited that Prasad was coming to play with us
here in T&T, that was until we realised that Venkatesh Prasad and
Javagal Srinath are completely different people. Imagine our surprise
when the big fella came steaming into the crease during the first
training session only to bowl what seemed to be a very straight off
spinner, we are certain this so called fast bowler in fact never
played test cricket, i think i saw Bill rowling his arm over a bit
quicker than Venkatesh was!
The Full squad for the next 9 matches is as follows:
One of my favourite players in the squad has to be Michael "Rusty"
Kanhai. Named Rusty after seeing him batting, it reminded me of a rusty
gate swinging in the wind. The kid can hit a ball thats for sure. Unfortunately only when hes playing golf! Who knows, we may get a score or two out of him before my stint here is over.
I must say im also coming around to our little chubby offspiner Lionel Bibb. A hero in these parts, once ate a world record 39 donuts during the lunch break of a league match and followed that up with a run a ball century, ive seen this guy play cricket and the only part of that i believe is that its more likely to be a century of donuts at lunch!
Its going to be an enjoyable time here thats for sure, some of these guys can really play cricket, others im not so sure about, me and Billy may even be able to teach these guys a thing or two about the game while we are here.
Next entry will have an indepth report of the game and a few of the players reactions to having the worlds finest opening batsman in test cricket playing in their side.