05 September, 2005

Give that man a Donut

DonutThis should have been posted last week. There's no set plan to award a Donut a day/week/month. But, when a performance merits it, a Donut will be awarded.

I'm afraid it's cricket related Nats' fans.

English batsmen fell like ninepins in the closing stages of the Fourth Test against Australia. As in the three previous tests, England had put themselves in an ideal position to clinch the win. In the Second Test they prevailed after a dramatic Aussie run chase fell a run short. The Third Test saw another rearguard action by Brett Lee to save a draw for Australia.

When Aussie match winners Shane Warne and that man Lee turned the game on its head, it was left to two unlikely batting winners - Ashley Giles and Simon Hoggard.

Hoggard did a bit of bludgeoning and actually played a few decent shots. Giles - cruelly nicknamed the Wheelie Bin (as in , "he's as much uses as...") - at the other end held up against a fierce attack by Lee and the wiles of Warne.

Hoggard was a hero, but Giles, dogged and derided, hit the winning runs. Giles gets the Donut.


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