28 September 2010

Leggie In Red

Not enough Zimbabwe on this blog. Especially considering the fuss I make about them.

Zimbabwe v Ireland ODI 2

"Bowlwell, batwell, fiel'well"
- MoYo, our good mentor, about Graeme Cremer
(c) Getty Images
After winning the first ODI against Ireland with the last ball, smashed by Ed Rainsford for a six, Zimbabwe inflicted the second defeat on the Leprechauns today, with Brendan Taylor being his usual matchwinning self, aided by another fantastic knock from Tatenda Taibu, and -following a facepalm-inducing collapso crapso- some thrilling lower order steel nerves batting by skipper Elton Chigumbura and my most favourite unblond leggie of all time Alexander Graeme Cremer. The Legzim had not only claimed an Irish scalp at the match-best economy rate of 2.60, but also partnered Elton in his very witty, wise, clever and cool Cremer manner, stepped on the throttle in the last overs, messed up George Dockrell's figures with smart and gutsy running and clobbered two fours to win the match for ZIM with seven balls to spare. Can you sense that I want him for Middlesex? I knew that he can bat, the grapevine has murmurerd it for quite a while now, but he basically saved the match for ZIM in a fashion that evoked stupid happy monkey laughter over here. No, I am not hyping him *g* But every now and then I have to point out that the Cremer bandwagon has not stopped racing and as we are looking towards a Zimbabwean Test return it will only pick up further speed.

Wow that was my first blog post about Graeme Cremer. This concern had been burning under my nails for ages, but where to take an occasion from, if ZIM hardly ever play! Now I feel better ^^



greyblazer said...

Cremer is a decent leg spinner as he gets turn but can look to improve his control. Another bowler called Maruma too has the talent. If he ever gets the confidence to bowl leg breaks he would do better as he gets bounce. He must be only the second bowler after Schwarz to just bowl googlies.

Mudassar @ CricketVibe said...

I feel like distanced away from world cricket, thanks for the update.

Even Aussies v India a must watch series in not creating any interest so far, such a time it is or is it that they are playing in India, flat pitches?

Wes ~PFCNFS~ said...

GB I think you look a bit like the Aliens from the Simpsons, with these huge heads :P
Maddy the IndAus series is in full bloom and the English are mesmerised. Haha.