Wednesday, 29 May 2013

US Cricket Guy

If there is one thing I enjoy more than reverse sweeping medium paced bowlers it is taking the piss. I can quite easily wind you up and annoy you within a minute of meeting you. I also enjoy acting stupid – something that comes quite natural to me – a personal favourite of mine is getting a name wrong on Facebook or Twitter and watching the bites come in...



When astronaut Neil Armstrong sadly passed away last year I posted a status: “Sad to hear the passing of Neil Armstrong, so soon after having his Tour de France medals taken off him too” to which a friend commented within twenty seconds: “Wrong Armstrong you prick”. Charming.

Imagine my excitement then when I found a Twitter account with the name of US Cricket Guy. I just knew that this was me all over and I quickly followed him.

After reading some of his tweets – as an American cricket fan who gets everything wrong – I saw some of the replies he was getting; people seriously angry and upset that he just does not understand cricket and he should “fuck off back to USA and watch baseball”.

Dan tweeted US Cricket guy to let him know our book Cricket Banter was soon out in the land of the brave. He responded with the brilliant:

“A cricketball novel dedicated to various ballpark banter situations! AWESOME BRO! Ask backstop Chris Read he likes books...”

As a big fan I will give you some examples of his work.

“Precipitation ceased and protection tents retracted at the Handingley ballpark, cricketeers take to the field!” The rain stops at Headingley…

“President Cook not engaging the double batting strategy play gave us fans MORE cricketball and still a Testing series WIN!” Cook not enforcing the follow-on turned out ok…

“Cricketeers if you can't sleep cause of no more IPL... The Trophy of Champions & Cremation Series double header are coming!” Have no fear, the Ashes are fast approaching…

“Precipitation problems at Handingley ballpark delays the nickel flick & the fast food break is served early!” Players take an early lunch…

I for one look forward to this fella showing up on my Twitter timeline and even though I have no idea who is behind the account, I have been told it may actually have some Warwickshire connections. After interviewing and become friendly with Rikki Clarke, we can definitely rule him out of this one!

You can follow US Cricket Guy: @UScricketguy










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