Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Denouement of the Test

And Michael Atherton has just informed us that we have reached the "denouement" of the England-West Indies series. Unbelievable. I don't think I've heard that on cricket commentary before. And he pronounced it correctly too. Where did that lad go to school?

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7 Comments:

Blogger josef_kaye said...

But why? Why is he saying "denouement" of the test? What is with cricket's love of 25c words?

3:14 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

If you've got to talk all day for five days in a row you might as well try to use a diverse vocabulary..

- Manchester Grammar and Cambridge University I believe, just in case that question wasn't rhetorical.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Josef: Just to spice up things, I guess, and as Lisa says, you've got to keep it fresh :)

Lisa: Thanks! I used to hear a bit of Lancashire in his accent when he first started playing cricket, but now its quite well-hidden.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Jaunty Quicksand said...

Monty is appealing to lose all of his match fees. Might as well give it up since he is once again coming short on a 5th day wicket.

This is Monty's way of giving the cricket administrator's a non-performance discount.

The dude needs to pick his spots. Uncharitably perhaps, empty vessels and all that jazz comes to mind.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Jaunty Quicksand said...

Here's a bold prediction:

Fidel Edwards will once again be called upon to save the Test!! And he will.

4:56 PM  
Blogger josef_kaye said...

@lisa: "If you've got to talk all day for five days..."

:-)

I hadn't thought of it like that.

But you can't deny the sheer tonnage of ghastly writing and commentating in cricket, ghastly in that Cardus, Roebuck, Harsha Bhogle way. You know what I'm talking about!

5:47 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

JQ: Monty does turn the ball a fair amount - if he could just learn to flight a bit more and slow down, he'd be a handful. But he does need to watch the appealing and especially the constant talking with the umpire after appeals are turned down.

And you were right about Fidel!

JK: I don't agree about Cardus, but Roebuck does grate on me.

7:52 PM  

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