Kevan James and Andy Pick, members of the England squad participating in the Hong Kong Sixes talked to us on IRC channel #cricket.
kirren: Rohan ask Kev how come he didn't write that he was going to HK in his newspaper column!
Rohan: *&*&^*&... because I didn't have time, and it'll be in next week, and on local radio tomorrow, Sunday at half past four.
Penfold: Kevan - going to give us a mention?
Rohan: yes, he will do that he says. Will grab some details off me and will do so. (and I willhold him to it now :) )
He also mentioned it in the paper column the week after we spoke to him at Southampton.
Penfold: *smile* another question - I'm curious - who actually *picks* the sixes team?
Rohan: Andy Pick is admiring himself on the giant screen now.
James: Tim Lamb picked it this year, from Lord's. Bit difficult because it coincides with the last round of CC games.
Penfold: You didn't try and convince Hicky to hop on a plane, then?
James: NO. wouldn't get in the side! Brought a team of six-a-side specialist! Hicky doesn't drink enough. We've brought the six biggest drinkers here :-)
James: do we have the latest CC scores?
badri: which county match?
James: Hants vs Notts for starters?
badri: Hants 513-4 declared, Notts 39/1.
Rohan: Andy is not impressed :)
James: who scored the runs?
badri: Smith 161, Kendall 103*, Laney 97, Aymes 38*, White 73.
James: Maiden hundred for Kendall in the CC. Bowling Figures?
badri: Bowen 31-4-120-1, Cairns 19-3-70-0, Tolley 25-5-80-0, Franks 28-9-65-2, Afzaal 6-0-31-1.
James: Franks - championship debut.. 17 year old seamer.
kirren: Andy and Kev: who are your rising talents for the future.
James: Notts haven't got any, says Andy!
kirren: Come on Andy, there must be someone who is quite good?! What about Kev, who at Hampshire is going to take the world by storm?
James: i dunno... will let you know when somebody does! Don't think we really have anybody, to be honest.
Penfold: Next summer's tour by Australia - seems to be 6 tests and three one-dayers. Do you guys think that's the right balance?
Pick: 1 too many Tests... 5 Tests, 5 ODI's is my opinion. Maybe get SL or someone over for the Sixth Test.
Penfold: bearing in mind it's a shade impractical at present (are there any grounds that can take it?), what would you think of one of the one day competitions in Engand becoming day-nighters?
James: Well, the only time it's practical, it doesn't get dark till 10pm anyway.
Rohan: ok, the England bus is leaving soon, so they need to wander back and find their way home or at least they hope so.
Penfold: Thanks guys - best of luck in the rest of the tournament.
Date-stamped : 07 Oct1998 - 04:33