Anorak News | England win Blind Ashes, Aussies whinge

England win Blind Ashes, Aussies whinge

by | 18th, December 2008

Anorak needs no excuse to write about Aussie sportsmen whingeing in defeat – there isn’t a more satisfying sound; the nasal indignation gives us such pleasure.

After England won the Blind Ashes this week, the Aussie camp claimed that the Poms’ star player, Nathan Foy (pictured), is being dishonest about how bad his eyesight is.

Foy has the most serious of three gradings of visual impairment in blind cricket and so his century in the second game of the series was doubled to 200, helping England to a 54-run win.

But busybody Christine Haskett, whose nephew Mark Haskett plays for the Aussies, claims she saw Foy “enter and leave the field unassisted, throw the ball accurately during fielding and hit it repeatedly while batting”.

The Aussie management says they will lodge a complaint about Foy at the end of the tour, but that’s not good enough for Haskett, who wants a complaint to be lodged “immediately”.

There is no evidence that Foy has been graded wrongly, but because he’s “a bit too good”, and because he helped England beat the convicts, suspicious minds click into action.

Posted: 18th, December 2008 | In: Sports Comment | TrackBack | Permalink