December 27, 2006

England's Plans Leaked:: A spectator finds a copy of England's bowling plans for the Aussie batsmen. Then sends them to ABC radio. Just not cricket?

posted by owlhouse to other at 03:37 PM - 6 comments

It's not like they were good plans or anything. Or effective, for that matter. Bowl at off stump. Try and get batsmen out. Although they did try the short pitched stuff at Warne late in the day.

posted by owlhouse at 03:39 PM on December 27, 2006

Cheating has always been a part of sports. I say if you have a chance to get an intellectual edge, take advantage of it.

posted by sportingo at 03:41 AM on December 28, 2006

this is shocking stuff. i'm amazed that england actually had a bowling plan...

posted by lexhall at 10:19 AM on December 28, 2006

What owlhouse said, which is what the TMS/ABC Grandstand people said: bowl at off stump. Bowl like Stuart Clark. Bowl well for more than one session per day. Storm in a teacup, illustrative of England's crappy preparation, let's get the whitewash over with and try to salvage something from the one-dayers.

posted by etagloh at 02:17 PM on December 28, 2006

As Matthew Hoggard said: "You plan for a reason," the bowler said. "These are tried and tested plans and they work. It is very disappointing that you have a document that is private and personal in the changing room and somebody has leaked it. "We are continuing our investigations and when we find the culprit we will string him up by his ding-dang-dos and we're chopping them off. The investigations will involve Inspector Morse and Miss Marple. Then also we need to take three quick wickets and bat for a long time. To a large extent the Australian batsmen know what we are trying to achieve and it is up to us to fulfil that plan. I just close my eyes and wang it down; there is not too much planning involved in that."

posted by Fat Buddha at 03:07 PM on December 28, 2006

Darling: A German spy is giving away every one of our battle plans. Melchett: You look surprised, Blackadder. Blackadder: I certainly am sir. I didn't realize we had any battle plans. Melchett: Of course we've got plans! How else do you think our battles are directed? Blackadder: Our battles are directed, sir? Melchett: Of course they are. Directed accoring to the grand plan. Blackadder: Oh I see. And would that be the plan to continue with total slaughter until everybody's dead except Field Marshal Haig, Lady Haig, and their tortoise, Alan? Melchett: Great Scott! Even you know it! Guard! Guard! Bolt all the doors; hammer large pieces of crooked wood against all the windows! This security leak is far worse than we'd imagined!

posted by JJ at 04:41 AM on January 02, 2007

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