Why is Australia so utterly terrible at batting?


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Bugger the entitlements rort, it's time for Tony Abbott to launch a Royal Commission into Australia's inability to effectively strike a cricket ball. In this field of expertise, we have now been surpassed by New Zealand, newborns and Stevie Wonder.

Day one of the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge laid bare this depressing indictment on the nation, and thusly a nation did weep. Can we get any lower?

New Zealand is one thing, but the others? Last I checked, a baby can barely grip a bat, and I'm pretty certain Wonder knows nothing about cricket. Yet the assessment is totally accurate; a set of stumps are far more secure behind all three when compared to Australian captain Michael Clarke's crop of loosely-labelled "cricketers." Read more...

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