Ashes Test – Day 4: Watto!

watto 100

The verb to “watto” – who else could make a quick fire century, then get dropped and run yourself out – all in the same breath.

watto cap

Watto doffs his lid to Flynny, Rulebook and the assembled Knackers on the hill.  Geez there are some poor judges on that Almanac site.

Watto blonde

Invers never had any doubts.  Class is permanent; blonde is temporary.


  1. Invers

    He made a 100, well struck. He got out in a stupid and selfish way, colour me surprised.

    But, apart from being a moron, he’s a classic flat track bully, making runs in dead rubbers or facing an exhausted and depleted attack who have faced the ineviatable.

    Am I hard to please? Maybe. To me, he’s the Nick Reiwoldt of Australian cricket..

    The only thing keeping him at No. 3 at present is the option of replacing him with Phil Hughes


  2. Malcolm Ashwood says

    More chance of me smearing his blond deluxe beaver than , Watto do it in the crunch .
    Unfair on , Nick Riewolt Sean . Would love to have as much chance of winning x lotto as people who reckon , Chaplin is the perfect comparison to , Watto
    Only Watto is dumb enough to get run out like that

  3. “Love the sinner, hate the sin” goes St Augustine’s old saw. With that in mind, “Love the runs, hate the batsman.”

  4. Peter Schumacher says

    Go on, the poor bastard made 100, let him dwell in some sort of glory for a while at least.

  5. Phil Dimitriadis says

    Well, that guarantees Watto a gig for at least another 20 tests. The marketing gurus will be relieved.

  6. Peter Flynn says

    Correct Phil.

    100 Tests is a Monty.

    No retractions required.

  7. Phil Dimitriadis says

    Yes, PJF. And the sacred no 3 position remains in Watto’s culpable hands/feet.

  8. Watto is Doug Walters with bleached hair and Ray Bans. You blokes have got it in for him because he doesn’t smoke, drink beer and back slow racehorses.

  9. Nobody’s perfect. We can but strive.
    Cheers, Burkie

  10. no one is bigger than the game.

  11. Phil Dimitriadis says

    PB, KD Walters averaged 48 with the bat and under 29 with the ball in tests against attacks that make England look like pie throwers. And yes I like smokers. We’re a dying breed.

  12. Not sure Flynny.
    Reckon he might start to struggle once he gets into the 90’s.

  13. Peter Flynn says

    Watto is no KD Walters.

    HB, Watto’s 99th Test will be comedic.

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