Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - COMMENT -

● Jonathan Trott’s con­duct at the crease is a dis­cour­tesy to his op­po­nents and the spec­ta­tors through whom he makes his liv­ing. But we can’t ex­pect a re­proof from a coach who con­dones wast­ing time as a strat­egy. They both rep­re­sent their no-longer-great coun­try.

● Eng­land ball-tam­per­ing: why did Michael Owen-Smith, Cricket SA’s com­mu­ni­ca­tions man­ager, fail to lodge the re­quired for­mal com­plaint? A big mis­take be­cause even ex-Eng­land cap­tains, Michael Vaughan and Nasser Hus­sain, have called Broad’s ac­tions cheat­ing.

● Re­gard­ing Eng­land’s bla­tant time wast­ing. Maybe they think “day­light sav­ing” hap­pens all over the world.

● Cricket is so bor­ing. And brain­less.

● When the English crick­eters shout out their hys­ter­i­cal and an­noy­ing ap­peals for nearly ev­ery­thing, their well-re­hearsed syn­chro­nised screams even man­age to drown out the Barmy Army. – Rob Gould

● As they don’t be­long to the South African de­fence force union, will the Barmy Army be al­lowed to toyi-toyi?

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