Jul 19 2013

If David Barton was a British cricket fan …


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    Barton isn’t as entertaining as Fry.

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    Definitely an entertaining caricature of Barton ignoring reality to tell a story the way he wishes it happened. Love it!

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    My first exposure to F&L. Sometimes intentional comedy is better. Thanks for planning my weekend.

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    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Of course the joke was happening when the West Indies were the leading cricket team in the world with the likes of fast bowlers Ambrose and Holding and batsmen like Viv Richards and Gordan Greenidge.

    These days, unfortunately for us Aussies in the current Ashes, England are actually pretty damn good. Dammit.

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    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    From around the era of this sketch :


    (WORLD SERIES CRICKET 1977 – The spectacular WEST INDIES by robelinda2 -caps original.)

    when the West Indies were the dominant world-beating best cricket team in the world for around a decade or two. (1970′s-80′s.)

    Even well into the 1990′s the West Indies still had one of the most formidable elevens out there with stunning fast bowlers like Curtley Ambrose :


    (Curtley Ambrose devastating spell of 7 for 1 run v Australia by madbob73.)

    See also wikipedia :


    Indeed up till not too many years ago West indian Brian Lara was widely regarded as the world’s best batsman rivalled only by Sactchin Tendulkar and Aussie opener Matthew Hayden.

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    Christopher Monckton, too. Do you suppose they took it as an instruction manual?

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