Sunday, February 15, 2009

To Whom it May Concern

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...

1 comment:

AndyBatt said...

I noticed that! In most countries they take to the street and throw stones at policemen but in England we write letters.