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In response -They're not called that in women's cricket - it's a manhole cover. David Gower
In women's cricket, there's been an uproar recently, because they've had the Bodyform series - where they're actually aiming at the box.
Lee Hurst They Think It'* All Over BBC
It is easier to choose a bat than pick a wife. A bat has a watermark of quality -the grain. The one basic flaw in the otherwise perfect constitution of women is that you can't detect the knots in the grain until it is too late.
Michael Parkinson Bats in the Pavilion (1977)
It's a funny kind of month, October. For the keen cricket fan it's when you realise your wife left you in May.
Denis Norden
My wife had an uncle who could never walk down the nave of an abbey without wondering whether it would take spin.
Alec Douglas-Home The Twentieth Century Revititod (1982)
On a female streaker-I thought they were only allowed two bouncers in one over.
Bill Frindall, BBC Radio 4 (1995)
On the English women's World Cup win - The days of women's cricket being seen as a knicker parade must be over.
Norma Izard (1993)
Pitches are like wives, you can never tell how they're going to turn out.
Sir Len Hutton (1954)
Professional coaching is a man trying to get you to keep your legs together when other men have spent a lifetime trying to get them apart.
Rachel Heyhoe-Flint
Some women think that because they play a masculine game they have to look masculine. Some women associated with women's cricket are only ever seen in chunky sweaters and slacks. I get to the stage where I feel embarrassed with some of them. After all it doesn't take much of an effort to buy a pair of shoes with heels on.
Rachel Heyhoe-Flint (1970) - quotes, quotations and bloopers from the world of sport

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