- "I remember during ... a one-dayer at Sussex, [Dean Jones] top-edged a hook onto his face and fractured a cheekbone, forcing him to retire hurt. By the time he returned to the ground after his hospital visit, I had moved into the 80s, but we lost eight wickets in the process before, unbelievably, 'Jonah' made his way out to the middle with a black eye, swollen beyond recognition, under his helmet. My first words to him were, 'Don't be silly, mate, it doesn't matter to me whether or not I get a hundred. You don't need to risk any more damage.' With typical Jones defiance he replied, 'I'm not worried about you -- I want a hundred myself.' Optimism was his strong suit, but I doubted he could get the 86 more runs he needed for his century in the eight overs remaining with only one eye working. But I loved his attitude."
June 25, 2007
Not worried about you
Posted by Dilip D'Souza / 11:07 PM
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No wonder, they scaled the heights that they did !
My favourite Aussie story - Western Australia come out to bowl in the 4th innings, defending 83. Their captain says something on the lines of 'Let's try and get a few wickets'.
Young tearaway says 'What's wrong with fucking winning?' Takes 7 for 53. Dennis Keith Lillee.
Details may follow. Or you could mail 'em to me.
That sounds uncannily like the Test that gave us the Ashes, England v Australia in 1882.
England chasing 85 to win, Aussie fast man (who already took 7/46 in the first innings) famously tells his mates "This thing can be done", takes 7/44 and Australia wins by 7 runs.
Frank "The Demon" Spofforth.
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