Overlooked in the resent Antigua farce was the revelation that Hugh Morris expressed his concerns about the state of the outfield in a letter to Alan Hurst, the match referee.
Not an e-mail, or a text message, a fax or a phone call- or even a wander down the corridor at the Antigua Hilton to knock on his door.
No - he wrote him a letter! How quintessentially and ridiculously British! And this morning's Observer suggests that Morris is a serial letter writer - he's just written another one to the WICB asking for compensation fer the England spectators.
You have a vision of Morris digging out the Basildon Bond paper, filling his inkpen and then agonising for hours how to address Alan Hurst - Dear Alan, Dear Mr Hurst, Dear Sir?
Then there would have been the usual search for a stamp - asking his wife 'We had some at Christmas- where did you leave them?'
Presumably the original letter will be delivered on Wednesday...