August 03, 2003


Some damn Yarpie is making The Don look bad:

Donald Bradman is the greatest batsman cricket has ever seen, but never, even in his remarkable career, did "The Don" score more runs in three consecutive Test innings than the South African captain, Graeme Smith.

The best Bradman managed was against England in 1934 when he scored 460 runs. When Smith walked off the ground yesterday evening at 5.45pm, unbeaten on 214, only Sir Garfield Sobers, who amassed 599 runs against Pakistan in 1957-58, stood between him and another deserved record.

After scoring 277 at Edgbaston last week, the highest Test score by a South African, this formidable 22-year-old, with 586 runs already to his name this summer, is now only 14 away from passing the great West Indian all-rounder.

Yeah, and heís probably already passed that by now. I canít bear to watch. Kim du Toit must be handing out the cigars.

Posted by Tim Blair at August 3, 2003 12:16 AM

I'm guessing they put a fair amount of money on a draw for this match...

Posted by: Yobbo at August 3, 2003 at 02:32 AM

Tell him to give us a call when he averages 99.94 or more after at least 52 tests :)

Posted by: Rob at August 3, 2003 at 01:22 PM

Can we start a fund to entice him to become a reffo?

Then lock him up in Hedland for about 5 years or until Matt Hayden retires, whichever comes first.

Posted by: Pedro the Ignorant at August 3, 2003 at 05:39 PM


That rant killed my sense of humour quick smart.
Sorry for being such an intellectual retard, O Wise One!

Go away and snivel with your mates, Sphincter- you're well named.

Posted by: Pedro the Ignorant at August 3, 2003 at 06:48 PM

So are you!!
What a cracker, see you f*ckers in another life....

Posted by: sphic at August 3, 2003 at 07:04 PM

Tell him to come back when the South African Broadcasting Corporation changes its post office box number to match his batting average - then he will know if he can match it with OUR DON.

Posted by: The GOP Elephant at August 4, 2003 at 12:00 AM

what the fuck is cricket anyway?

Posted by: Brad at August 4, 2003 at 05:49 AM

He should get out more.

Posted by: pooh at August 4, 2003 at 12:37 PM

Graeme isn't great yet, but he will be. He isn't the one comparing himself to the Don.

Matthew Hayden is the jughead who told Smith he wan't good enough to play test cricket. Just as well he isn't captaining Australia, eh?

Note that Smith took on the captaincy at short notice amid great animosity from some senior players and officials predicting disaster -- and somehow managed to thrash England (only the rain saved them from a similar defeat at Edgbaston) while scoring two double tons.

BTW Tim, a Japie is an Afrikaans speaker.

Posted by: Dave F at August 4, 2003 at 07:05 PM