In many ways, Big Brother is the present day equivalent of a 1980s Club 18-30 Holiday - flirting, sunbathing, silly little organised games, and lots of people you'd like to remove from the genepool with a cricket bat.
Now air is hushed, save where the weak-eyed bat With short shrill shriek flits by on leathern wing, Or where the beetle winds His small but sullen horn, As oft he rises midst the twilight path, Against the pilgrim borne in heedless hum.william collins
A gun is no more dangerous than a cricket bat in the hands of a madman.duke of edinburgh philip
But afterall it's not the winning that matters, is it? Or is it? It's to coin a word the amenities that count: the smell of the dandelions, the puff of the pipe, the click of the bat, the rain on the neck, the chill down the spine, the slow, exquisite coming on of sunset and dinner and rheumatism.alistair Cooke
Here lies, bowl'd out by Death's unerring ball, A cricketer renowned, by name John Small; But though his name was small, yet great was his fame, For nobly did he play the'noble game'. His life was like his inningslong and good; Full ninety summers had Death withstood, At length the ninetieth winter camewhen (Fate Not leaving him one solitary mate) This last of Hambledonians, old John Small, Gave up his bat and ballhis leather, wax and all.
They haven't cometosee you umpiring, they have come to see me bat.W(illiam) G(ilbert) Grace
Turner looks a bit shakyand unsteady, but I think he's going to bat onone ball left!Brian Johnston
If the wild bowler thinks he bowls Or if the batsman thinks he's bowled, They know not, poor misguided souls, They too shall perish unconsoled. I am the batsman and the bat, I am the bowler and the ball, The umpire, the pavilion cat, The roller, pitch, and stumps and all. See Emerson 313:39.Andrew Lang
Bodyline was devised to stifle Bradman's batting genius. They said I was a'killer with the ball', without taking into account that Bradman, with the bat, was the greatest killer of all.Harold Larwood
In China the bat is a symbol of happiness Not for me!
That bat that you were kind enough to send, Seems (for as yet I have not tried it) good: And if there's anything on earth can mend My wretched play, it is that piece of wood.henry edward manning
What a childhood I had. Once on my birthday my ol' man gave me a bat. The first day I played with it, it flew away.rodney dangerfield
I am not yet born; O hear me.Let not the bloodsucking bat or the rat or the stoat or the clubfooted ghoul come near me.louis macneice
I daresay one profits more by the mistakes one makes off one's own bat than by doing the right thing on somebody's else advice.
I wonder where that bat is now? Maybe he's sitting in bat Heaven somewhere, with his own bat roadies...ozzy osbourne
Et tant que son coeur bat, tant que sa chair palpite, je n'admets pas qu'un être doué de volonté laisse en lui place au désespoir.jules verne
Again, he violated the one-question rule right off the bat. Obviously, you didn't listen to the will of the people.george w. bush
How unflappable do you have to be to go to work, find a stone head on the doorstep, and just go about your day sorting the mail as usual? I'll bet she could pose for a portrait by Pricasso and not bat an eye.
Well, a guy who dresses up like a bat clearly has issues.Bruce Wayne
Come into the garden, Maud, For the black bat, night, has flown.
Ah wonder if anybody this side of the Atlantic has ever bought a baseball bat with playing baseball in mind.
I have delayed my shoots many times to watch Sachin bat.
Test cricket is bloody hard work, especially when you've got Sachin batting with what looks like a three-metre-wide bat.