...was there to shore up the batting. Those four runs he scored in twenty odd minutes could make the real difference in the end.
...for courses. The loss to South Africa more resembled a donkey derby. Vaughan isn't the only one who is confused dot com.
...ordinary. The BBC are doing their best to destroy the bastion of cricket broadcasting by fronting it with more and more waffling cretins.
...antipodean antics. When something didn't go their way in the recent ODI against England, when the shoe is on the other foot we see what sportsmanship means to them.
It was an up and down weekend sport wise, with mainly downs as England's cricket and rugby teams failed along with Spurs but ended well with the Yanks taking the series at Fenway 2-1.
After England lost a home series to India for the first time since 1986 will they learn from it as they keep telling us, signs are they won't.
England did their best to wind the Indian bowlers up to make sure they lost the latest test match and now have to win at the Oval to avoid Michael Vaughan's first series loss on home soil.
I don't know if compulsary helemets should be brought in after the tragic death of AA Tulsa Drillers 1st base coach Mike Coolbaugh at the weekend, it's amazing it doesn't happen more often and it brought to mind Michael Holding v Brian Close in 1976.
The rain that deprived England of a win in the first test against India at Lord's was annoying but not as annoying as the Test Match Special commentators Henry Blofeld and Arlo White.
England's cricket team almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory as they beat the West Indies to take the series with a 2-0 lead.
The West Indies could come up with a better test cricket side by taking all the old guys out of the commentators boxes getting their whites on and getting them out in the middle.
Picking Michael Vaughan for England was justified with his hundred but he should have come back no matter what but David beckham should not have been recalled for the football side as the McClown has done.
Grinning, smarmy buffoons have done their best to ruin cricket through the ages from posh snobs not picking Les Jackson to the farce that was this years World Cup.
England cricket coach Duncan Fletcher has finally done the honourable thing and fallen on his sword. Yes he did some good things for the national team but he was responsible for the fall as well.
England's humilating exit in the Cricket World Cup after a thrashing by South Africa is probably the best thing that could happen.