Monday, February 11, 2008

What am I prepared to lose for my conviction that England belong at the bottom? You tell me.

I've made a bet with young Suave over at Republique Cricket.

He seems to think that England (yes, England) will return to no 2 in the ICC Test World Rankings by the end of 2008.

Yes I can hear your laughter. Let's pause and enjoy this nostalgic moment together... cue John Lennon songs. No wait, what's that you're saying? I shouldn't be so mean and should give him a let out?

Sure, I'm not such a cruel young lass, I'd be happy to, but he's pretty confident that it's going to happen. Indeed, one would hope he wouldn't agree to a bet he wasn't confident of winning. And who am I to refuse? Who knows, he might have inside knowledge and it could happen. Yes, yes, laugh it up fuzzball.

Anyway, we've both decided to ask you, the cricket blogging/reading public, to suggest a suitable forfeit for the loser of this bet.

Win or lose, it's gonna be a cracker!

31 comments:

Suave said...

Bring it on, missy!

The England, FOR THE WIN!

Miss Field said...

Ahahaha. I'm being reminded of the Rohirrim on the Pelennor fields.

Deaaaaaaath!!!

Uncle J rod said...

This is going to get nasty, he brought out "the" england.

miriam said...

As I said on Suave's blog, you know the "I heart Graeme Smith" t-shirt makes sense. Unless you want to raise the stakes and go for a tattoo.

Miss Field said...

Yeah I think it could work, the t-shirt thing, for sure. A fluro pink t-shirt of course.

As far as a tat goes, I'm probably up for something as extreme as a tattoo, just not a tattoo. I can't cross the line between confidence and foolishness!

Suave said...

You know it's true J Rod!

Suave's feeling mean, and is in the mood for a fight!

I can't do a tattoo, that's pushing it a bit far, I reckon..

miriam said...

Suddenly the t-shirt doesn't seem so bad, does it?

Miss Field said...

Yeah, lose your dignity, gain a permanent reminder that you heart Graeme Smith.

Besides, I've heard that pink's so your colour anyway.

Suave said...

Pink really is my colour!

Girls tell me that I look good in pink.

Guys tell me I look gay.

As a heterosexual, I listen to the former.

I remember a time a few years back...

I was walking through Bank Station, in central London, wearing a pink shirt/tie combo, when this in-bred couple from deepest darkest Norfolk, started pointing and gigglin at me..
The fella said to his wife, look it's one of them there gay fellows.

Amusing.

As one of the five most popular coloured shirts for your average city gent, they would have seen a helluva lot of gay fellows that day!

miriam said...

I remember the time when the only time you'd see a pink shirt on a man would be if he'd had a laundry accident.

Today, I would say pink is in the top 3 popular shirt colours for city gents.

suave said...

You could be right Miriam...

I've just been looking for a red shirt, and all they sell in shirtmakers now, are white, blue, yellow, pink. Variations on those themes, but they're pretty much it.

In my office, there are 10 fellas, and i'm wearing white, three have got blue, two pink, two yellow and two are wearing company polo's.

miriam said...

You occasionally get a bit of lilac, which I don't really like.

The Atheist said...

So, what happens win England reach the number one spot? Does Suave still lose?

miriam said...

Suave, you're placing the bet both ways, right? If not, it would be just typical of England to get to the number one spot, and you'll be still left in your pink tshirt proclaiming your love for Graeme Smith.

Leg Break said...

Miss Field, do you often steal candy off babies?

Pinky, you have to be dreaming. For a start The England are not that ogg, and secondly you get bugger all ICC points for beating NZ.

Suave said...

I'm counting on us beating south africa home and away, and india away.

This should bring us second.

we can't finish first, unless Straya get demoted like Zimbabwe, and that's unlikely to happen now..

So I still reckon I'm a gonna win!

Brisbane said...

"The fella said to his wife, look it's one of them there gay fellows." - Suave

Mate, it wasn't the pink shirt, it was the mincing walk, brolly in one hand and flamboyant waving of the other hand ala Mr Humphries that did you in.

Miss Field said...

If England get to #1 I'll get the tattoo.

The man likes pink. I should have known someone so suave would wear pink.

This won't do.

miriam said...

In other news, it's bloody raining again in Australia!

Uncle J rod said...

Perhaps if the england become number two, miss field could shave Graeme Smiths name onto her head.

If they don't become number two, Suave should have to write hate mail to Mark Nicholas once a week for a year.

suave said...

Uncle, nooooooooooooo!

I couldn't write hate mail, to Suave Sr.

It would cause a black hole, and time would be sucked in to it, and the world would be destroyed!

I do like the shaving of Miss-fields head idea though!

Miss Field said...

If we could muster up some money and make a charitable donation to something I'd consider shaving my head.

Otherwise I'd dye it red and white. Or go to a match with a St George's flag painted on my face. That'd be like, ouch.

Leg Break said...

MF, you can promise what you like.

Because you've won this bet hands down.

..Or pants down like tonight in The Tron.

Miss Field said...

Suave what makes you Mark Nicholas Jr?

MN has one sexah voice.

Uncle J rod said...

MF, have you not heard, Suave is the illegitimate non official son of Mr Nicholas.

Apparently he was given the title in a wonderful, delightful, terrific and exquisite ceremony where tea was served on the green.

Miss Field said...

Was Prince Charles there?

Suave said...

No but Denis Thatcher was.

unaha-closp said...

The Women's Cricket World Cup is in NSW early 2009. The loser could be required to act as special corrospondant submitting write-in coverage of the tourney for the winner to publish.

Miss Field said...

Good grief Unaha-closp, that would be like death by boredom. It's not a bad idea though, it could work though.

Are England's girls any better than the boys?

unaha-closp said...

Yeah, does seem quite boring. But The Pomland are crap so it'll be him suffering boredom while you will get good kudos for publishing a series on the less glamorous side of world cricket, without doing much actual work. Plus win or lose you are both entertaining cricket pundits, so fans will benefit.

Aussie have won 5 of the 7 so far, are world champions and playing at home.

Suave said...

I wouldn't say crap..

We've just drawn a ODI series in Australia 2-2, and we're one match away from retaining the Women's ashes (admittedly, there's only one match, and we only need a draw to retain them).

I couldn't cover that, due to the time difference. I could rehash other peoples work, that's what I do most days!!

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