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A snick by Jack Hobbs is a sort of disturbance of a cosmic orderliness.
Sir Neville Cardus
After the New Zealand batsman was dealt a painful blow to the box by the fifth delivery of an over- Glenn Turner looks a bit shaky and unsteady, but I think he's going to bat on - one ball left.
Brian Johnston
Denis Compton was the only player to call his partner for a run and wish him good luck at the same time.
John Warr
During a mid-wicket conference in a Test match - Ken Harrington: Let's cut out some of the quick singles. Fred Titmus: OK! We'll cut out yours Ken.
I can't really say I'm batting badly. I'm not batting long enough to be batting badly.
Greg Chappell
I don't like defensive shots, you can only get threes.
W. G. Grace
I never wanted to make a hundred. Who wants to make a hundred anyway? When I first went in, my immediate objective was to hit the ball to each of the four corners of the field. After that, I tried not to be repetitive.
Lord Learie Constantine
It was Jung, I think, who said we learned from our failures, success merely confirming us in our mistakes. What can I learn from my batting failures at Test level?
Mike Brearley (1981)
On the Kent batsman giving Lancashire's Ian Austin the charge - Matthew Fleming used to be in the Green Jackets, but the way he's batting suggests he'd be better suited in the Light Brigade.
Charles Colvite, Sky Sports TV (1995)
On the reverse sweep - It's like Manchester United getting a penalty and Bryan Robson taking it with his head.
David Lloyd (1987)
One is always a little nervous when watching England bat.
Peter May (1984)
Sir Donald Bradman, Would have been a very glad man, If his Test average had been .06 more, Than 99.94.
T. N. E. Smith
To Brian Lara - I don't suppose I can call you a lucky bleeder when you've got 347.
Angus Fraser (1994)
To those who insist on asking who was the greatest batsman, Trumper or Bradman, I feel the only fitting answer is another question: which was the finer seaman, Sinbad the Sailor or Popeye the Sailorman?
Raymond Robinson From the Boundary (1951) - quotes, quotations and bloopers from the world of sport

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