Shane Warne 1 for 1



It was great to see CA Media Tweet a photo of Shane Warne with Michael Clarke saying that the “consultant” now has a one from one record. The picture had a spent Michale Clarke looking like he was being physically supported by a beaming,well tanned Shane Warne.

As much as every red blooded Australian male loves (or should) love “Warnie”, we should look at his basic achievements during these torrid 5 days.

1. He apparently slept through a fair portion of the match.

2. While not sleeping, he was seen taking part in that “yet to be banned but we are trying to do everything but” pastime of have a cigarette or two.

3. The actual result of the game was hardly the result of the work of the spin bowlers. One wicket in 20. That was taken by Steve Smith, who, it could be said qualifies as a spin bowler only by the fact that he isn’t a quick bowler. In fact it is possible that Faf actually had fallen asleep and just missed the ball being bowled that trapped him LBW.

All this just shows that some people are continually bigger than the game, and that for as long as there are those that spotlight is attracted to, we can rest assured that there are plenty in the background that are doing the real work. To them should go the plaudits and platitudes. In the confines of the change rooms they will be thanked. To them, lets raise our Castle Lager and congratulate their efforts. Well done !

Now Shane……. Can you get us into that swish nightclub with maybe a few drink cards ?


A mediocre local sportsman now paying for the sins of the past. Golf and walking the only options. As JTH said, you are not a golfer if you cant shoot under 85. Im not a golfer


  1. Shane Warne’s life and influence is a magic realism epic novel written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez or Isobel Allende.
    Don’t ask how magic happens. It just does.

  2. Mickey Randall says

    Who’ll play him in the movie of his life? A big casting decision there. Surely the movie is on the white-board in the office at channel 9. What will it be titled? Flippers and Phone-calls?

  3. The Warne Movie is being called ‘Sunset Boulevard’.
    Joe Gillis: “You’re Shane Warne. You used to be in test cricket. You used to be big.”
    Shane Warne: “I am big. It’s the cricket that got small. ”

    “And I promise you I’ll never desert you again because after Capetown we’ll make another test and another test. You see, this is my life! It always will be! Nothing else! Just us, the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark!… All right, Mr. Lehmann, I’m ready for my close-up.”

  4. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    Given his now male-model looks, they could call it Zooterlander

  5. Swish, very very good line


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