Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Inees for Mayor (of Durban)

He rules the city man and whatay loulee city! Full pull - be it Indian restaurant or uShaka marine world - he rocked the show. We did off hajaar things over 4 days of the easter weekend.

Gambling in a casino, drinks at a jazz bar on a wharf overlooking the Durban port, sooper Indian grub at Palki, saying hello to a pride of lions just 2 feet away from our cars, breathtaking drive along the Drakensberg mountain range, full dirt quad-biking at Sani Pass in Underberg, sexy home cooked lunch courtesy Mrs. S, shark diving at uShaka Marine world - in a tank full of ragged tooth sharks (that's our man and his better half up there), snorkeling in a pond filled with over 400 species of fish and one sand shark - one with the with the fish..., dolphin show, clubbing at Stones, amazing breakfast at Fortunes and Zaks, chill-out on the beach with beer and ice-cream for breakfast.

It was a total rich. All I can say is, Inees for mayor - him da man!

Full photos at my yahoo photo album

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Gems from kirket commentary

Sunil Gavaskar in Sharjah to Charles Colville, "Why do wicket keepers make good lovers?" Colville, "No Idea" Gavaskar, " Because they get up at the slightest opportunity."

Fred Trueman of Bomber Wells, " When he shouts "yes" for a run, it is merely the basis for further negotiations!" ( quoted in Dickie Bird's collection of anecdotes)

Harsha Bhogle on Narendra Hirwani, " If you make a team of all the number eleven batsmen in the world, Hirwani would still bat at number eleven!"

Raman Subba Row drops a catch of Fred Trueman at first slip...
RSS: "Sorry Fred, Should've kept my legs together." Fred: "Not you son, Your mother should've.." ( Quoted in Fred Trueman - by John Arlott and in many other books)

Doug Insole to Tony Lock after being bowled ( Lock had a suspect action) " Am I bowled or run out?" ( Brian Johnston - Rain Stops play)

Gatting to Gower during the 84-85 Eng Vs India series Gatt:" Should I get wider at cover, David?" Chris Cowdrey: "No mate, if you get any wider, you'll burst" (quoted in Gower - An autobiography and in Leading from the Front - by Mike Gatting.)

A Correspondant from the Telegraph on Bob Cunis, the NZ bowler " His bowling, like his name, is neither one thing nor the other." (Forgot the title of the book, but it's written by Henry Blofeld)

John Arlott on a Pakistani bowler...was it Salim Altaf? "His action is like that of Groucho Marx chasing a waitress" (Rain Stops play - Brian Johnston)

"Never again!" ( Sobers to customs offical when asked if "he had anything to declare" after losing the test to England)

Ian Chappell to Dennis Lillee during a World XI - Aus 'test' 1970 "If I wanted off spin, I would have brought on TJ" ( Terry Jenner) The next few balls were decidely faster!

n the second session of play last Sunday of the 3rd test between Australia and the West Indies at the SCG, Australia were going along well at 5/300 odd and David Gower had just moved into the Channel 9 commentary box. He said:"Border and Matthews are each on 69, and that's a pretty comfortable position for them both". Oh dear.

John Arlott was commentating and a batsman was struck "in the groin" on the fifth ball of the over. After a few minutes of rolling on the ground, he gets up and is ready to play. Arlott: And the batsman is ready to face now, one ball remaining...

The BEST one - "The batsman's Holding, the bowler's Willie" - John Arlott

Monday, April 17, 2006

daft | what a beautiful word

daft:Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness

Brainsick, crazy, demented, disordered, distraught, dotty, insane, lunatic, mad, maniac, maniacal, mentally ill, moonstruck, off, touched, unbalanced, unsound, wrong. Informal bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony, bananas, batty, buggy, cuckoo, fruity, loco, nuts, nutty, screwy, and wacky.