Bowl fast, bowl faster. When you play Test cricket you don’t give Englishmen an inch. Play it touch, all the way. Grind them into the dust. Don Bradman 1908 – 2001 Australian cricketer.
Never read print, it spoils one’s eye for the ball. W. G. Grace. 1848 – 1915 English cricketer.
It’s more than a game, it’s an institution. Thomas Hughes. 1822 – 96 English writer.
Cricket – a game which the English, not being a spiritual people, have invented in order to give themselves some conception of eternity. Lord Mancroft. 1914 – 87 British politician.
There’s a breathless hush in the close to-night – Ten to make and the match to win – A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play and the last man in. Henry Newbolt. 1862 – 1938 English writer.
Personally, I have always looked on cricket as organized loafing. William Temple. 1881 – 1944 English theologian.