| As harrowing occupations go, there can't be much to choose between the Australian cricket captaincy and social work on Skid Row.
| If you're going to lose, you might as well lose good and proper and try to sneak a win.
| It's difficult to be more laid back than David Gower without being actually comatose.
| On England's defeat by Holland on a matted wicket- We didn't read the mat conditions at all.
Keith Fletcher (1993)
| On Graham Gooch receiving the OBE, after losing the Ashes series - It must stand for 'Overwhelmingly Beaten Englishman'.
Ian Chadband (1991)
| On the influence of Keith Fletcher in the England Test team -I can't bat, I can't bowl and I've played for Essex. So I must have a shout for England.
Ray East, aged 46 (1993)
| On the Mike Atherton ball-tampering row - Athers to Athers, dust to dust.
Sign outside a pub in Reading, Berkshire (1994)
| The statistics suggest that Mike Brearley is one of the great England captains. The luckiest would be nearer the truth.
Ray Illingworth (1980)
| The words 'laid back' fit as snugly around Gower's blond curls as a halo.
| There's only one head bigger than Tony Greig's and that's Birkenhead.