Trying to juggle a busy job, young family, two houses and occasionally updating this blog can at times prove demanding, which means that by yesterday evening we had only managed to reach page 161 of this year’s Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack despite receiving the parcel containing the sacred tome over ten days ago.
This particular article was one we had been especially looking forward to given it was written by one of our fellow bloggers - the excellent and entirely deserving Leg Side Filth aka S A Rennie – being a rather splendid and entertaining review of the year in blogs.
So, we poured ourselves a goblet of a rather excellent 2006 Chateau Grand Pontet and settled down to read. Just as we were thinking that “this is rather good”, we got a pleasant and wholly unexpected surprise.
Near the bottom of the page was a reference to this blog and our little contretemps last summer with Alviro Petersen, which we at this point should add was amicably resolved a couple of days later. Rennie used it as an example of how even mild criticism of an image conscious cricketer on an obscure (and let's be honest fairly insignificant blog) could provoke a response.
It was only a couple of sentences but there we were in Wisden. It might not rank with scoring a hundred for England in a Ashes series decider – Jonathan Trott does that far better (whatever Bob Willis might say) – but for a micro-second at least, it did impress the long suffering Mrs Reverse Sweep.
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