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Arnab
November 19, 2006, 08:42 PM
Here, in possibly the first book extract ever to appear on a Cricinfo blog, are ten of Briggs’s favourite Ashes sledges. (Warning: fruity language.)

1 Mark Waugh to Jimmy Ormond on his Test debut, 2001: “Mate, what are you doing out here? There's no way you're good enough to play for England.”
Ormond: “Maybe not, but at least I'm the best player in my own family.”

2 Merv Hughes to Graeme Hick et al: “Mate, if you just turn the bat over you'll find the instructions on the other side.”

3 Hughes again: “Does your husband play cricket as well?”

4 Mike Atherton, on Merv Hughes: “I couldn't work out what he was saying, except that every sledge ended with ‘arsewipe’.”

5 Dennis Lillee to Mike Gatting, 1994: “Hell, Gatt, move out of the way. I can't see the stumps.”

6 Derek Randall to Lillee, after taking a glancing blow to the head: “No good hitting me there, mate, nothing to damage.”

7 Ian Healy, placing a fielder yards away at cover when Nasser Hussain was batting: “Let's have you right under Nasser's nose.”

8 Tony Greig, England’s South African-born captain, to the young David Hookes, 1977: “When are your balls going to drop, Sonny?”
Hookes: “I don't know, but at least I'm playing cricket for my own country.” Hookes hit Greig for five consecutive fours.

9 Rod Marsh, late Seventies: “How's your wife and my kids?”
Ian Botham: “The wife's fine – the kids are retarded.”

10 Bill Woodfull, Australia’s captain in the Bodyline series of 1932-33, responding to Douglas Jardine's complaint that a slip fielder had sworn at him: “All right, which one of you bastards called this bastard a bastard?”

It makes you wonder about some of today’s players. They may be able to walk the walk, but can they talk the talk?

*****

http://blogs.cricinfo.com/ashesbuzz/archives/2006/11/the_top_ten_ash.php

Rabz
November 20, 2006, 06:06 AM
A good collection Arnab.
Well, im sure the boys are doing a very good job these days...
its just that with all those restrictions and disciplines these days... they just keep it to themselves..and not let it out in public...

naheyan
November 21, 2006, 10:37 PM
Number 10 was the best........undoubtedly

Andy-Flower
November 22, 2006, 03:14 AM
9 Rod Marsh, late Seventies: “How's your wife and my kids?”
Ian Botham: “The wife's fine – the kids are retarded.”

liked this one lol ^^

thanx for the collection mayne! HA HA HA i cant believe i wanted to egnore this thread..

Alien
November 24, 2006, 02:17 AM
Imagine sledging Bangladesh matches. That would be funny to watch.

adel
November 24, 2006, 03:18 AM
Imagine sledging Bangladesh matches. That would be funny to watch.

:p :p :p :p :p Yeah man, that would be absolutely classic!