And an­other thing...

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

GARETH’S SE­LEC­TION IS BATTY

The fact that Eng­land have picked a 38-year old tourist con­firms the first-class coun­ties have let their coun­try down. Gareth Batty (above) has been picked on merit to ful­fil the off­spin­ning role which is a nat­u­ral con­se­quence of Eng­lands’s money-grab­bing coun­ties plough­ing too large a pro­por­tion of the money they re­ceive from Test cricket into over­seas mer­ce­nar­ies who spe­cialise in Twenty/20 slog­ging.

NOT SO SU­PER-HEALTHY

It’s al­ways amazed me how many elite ath­letes need to take so much med­i­ca­tion so much of the time. Even Bri­tish ones. I’d al­ways as­sumed they must be su­per-healthy to achieve what they do with such pre­cise tim­ing.

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