Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Peter Roebuck Watch

It's cricket season, and Peter Roebuck is back in action. As a cricket broadcaster he is fearless, forthright and amusing. As a writer he is verbose, tortured and exasperating. Today's offence against comprehesion:
Symonds also bowled his off breaks [...] and he made the batsmen work hard for runs. The Queenslander also prowled the cover region in the manner of a leopard informed that the Nutrigrain had run out.

Roebuck is also famous for caning three young cricketers who he was coaching, some years ago. He is a little bit old school.

No comments: