Cricket with balls has swine flu

Take that KP.

I am ok, but if you notice a drop off in scintillating cricket commentary in the next few days, you know why.

There is a chance I either picked it up in the press box, or brought it to the press box.

So here is a list of people that I could have caught it off or given it too:

Ben Dorries (although I had no contact with him).
Gideon Haigh
Cricinfo staff (A Miller, A Brown, P English)
David Frith
Mark Nicholas
Shane Warne
Michael Atherton
Scyld Berry
Hugh Chevalier
James from Cricket Australia
Peter Roebuck
Lawrence Booth
John Stern

Plus other people, who are less famous, or who I have forgotten.


0 thoughts on “Cricket with balls has swine flu

  1. What?
    Get well soon.

  2. James from CA. That’s what being part of the “Australian Cricket Family” is all about apparently.

  3. hi says:

    That sucks. Good that Strauss or Flintoff is not on the list

  4. A P Webster says:

    Any chance you could spend some time hanging around with Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin?

  5. Chinaman says:

    Can it spread through cyber? :-D

  6. Pete says:

    you’ve been intimate with Peter Roebuck haven’t you

  7. Steve says:

    Could you go and get Freddie’s autograph for me?

  8. rahul says:

    You are the first famous person to catch it.

  9. KartD says:

    soccer with ‘schwein’steiger;s balls…
    didnt u?

  10. Dave says:

    Rahul, one of the actors in Harry Potter got it a couple of weeks ago.

  11. Giro says:

    You must be sick, there’s no post on David Hussey’s 189 off 205 balls for Notts and the need for him to replace his brother in the test team

  12. Homer says:

    Get well soon!

  13. Rob says:

    Hope you fell well soon

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