English Test Cricket captains and Food
Date: 8/29/2012 6:35:00 AM
Is there a new tradition within the hallowed walls of the Lord’s or has an unspecified new Law been enacted by the MCC or is it simply one more of ECB’s well-intended blunders (like the tie-up fiasco and big screen wives controversy with Allen Stanford)?
From the time I started to understand the game of Cricket, the name of the captains of England team seem to have an association with a food item or something associated with food (or beverage). To be more precise, I only refer to the name of English Men’s Test Cricket Captains; not their ODI, T-20 or Women’s teams.
I can understand a couple, but to have successively named 11 men (over 24 years) with name associated with food, seems hard to believe. If they add 3 more to it - they can have a full blown cricket team of them alone.
What I mean is there’s -
- Allan ‘Lamb’ (1989-91),
- Alec ‘Stew’art (1992-2001),
- Michael (Mich’ale’) Atherton (1993-2001),
- Mark ‘Butcher’ (1999),
- Nasser ‘Huss’ain (1999-2003),
- Michael (Mich’ale’) Vaughan (2003-08),
- Marcus ‘Tres’cothick (2004-06),
- Andrew ‘Flint’off (2006-07),
- Kevin ‘Pie’tersen (2008-09),
- Andrew ‘Strauss’, or ‘Straus’s (2006-12),
- Alistair ‘Cook’ (2010-).
My wacky half wonders, ‘when will they get to Indian or Chinese dishes? Like Aloo or Tofu!’
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