A gun is no more dangerous than a cricket bat in the hands of a madman.
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
Come into the garden, Maud, For the black bat, night, has flown, Come into the garden, Maud, I am here at the gate alone; Maud And the woodbine spices are wafted abroad, And the musk of the rose is blown. For a breeze of morning moves, And the planet of Love is on high, Beginning to faint in the light that she loves On a bed of daffodil sky.Tennyson
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
The records I end up liking I don't like right off the bat. I want to call our next record Tenth Listen. That's the test.blake schwarzenbach
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
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.
But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!Dr. Seuss
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