• READER STORY: A couple of classy sledges

    Reader Richard James Roundtree shares some classic quips he’s heard in junior cricket games that he’s umpired.

    Fielder to batsmen

    ‘I’ve seen a better cut from a broken bottle.’

    ‘I’ve seen a better shot in a bar.’

    ‘I knew you could never pull… it off.’

    After a batsmen hit a glorious 6: ‘Well, that was a bit short… is that all you got?’ (The batsmen went out the next ball!)

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    Batsman to his batting partner

    ‘Is your father a surgeon? You cut the field in two.’

    – Richard James Roundtree

    Photo: HamishBlair/Allsport

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