Extras

Bye:

ODI status attained by USA!

Leg Bye: Bad news for one England wicketkeeper but good news for another… then bad news for another!

A dislocated shoulder for Sam Billings.

An England white-ball call-up for Ben Foakes.

Errr… insert picture of Ollie Pope!

A Billingsesque dislocated shoulder for Foakes’ Surrey teammate Ollie Pope.

No Ball:

A reported drugs fail for Alex Hales… but why try to hide it?

Wide:

Not cricket but loyal followers will be aware of my association with FC Nantes. As with all the above, this merits a post of its own but you’ll have to forgive me.

Farewell Horacio Sala. May you and Emiliano be reunited. Wishing your family great strength.

Free Hit:

190 from 154 balls for Hampshire’s occasional England player James Vince against Gloucestershire!

Losing all Respect for Cardiff City

I know I know, it’s not cricket again but this subject is close to my heart. Emiliano Sala represented my wife’s hometown of Nantes for four seasons. His death was tragic and avoidable.

What annoys me greatly are the actions of Cardiff City. When it suited them, Cardiff paraded Sala in a Cardiff City shirt and claimed him as their own…

https://www.cardiffcityfc.co.uk/news/2019/january/record-signing–emiliano-sala-is-a-bluebird/

However it soon didn’t suit them and according to the Welsh outfit, suddenly the paperwork wasn’t in order.

Sorry, too late. You put him in your shirt and said he was yours. €15,000,000 needs transferring to France ASAP please!

Emiliano Sala

This has nothing to do with cricket but my wife is from Nantes and therefore they’re my team. I watch them when I can and have seen Sala on TV many times. Fingers crossed but the outlook appears bleak…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-46954922

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thesun.co.uk/news/8249696/emiliano-salo-cardiff-fc-channel-islands-plane-missing/amp/

He was beginning a new journey, following a new dream, having given his all for FC Nantes and had left on good terms. Barring a miracle…

Unbelievable, just unbelievable!