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Harold Larwood Quotes and Sayings

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Cricket was my reason for living.
- Harold Larwood

In my first season I took 76 wickets at an average of less than 5 runs.
- Harold Larwood

I must have made a good impression because a club official
to us into his office and asked me if I would sign
on for a year with a view to becoming a professional.
- Harold Larwood

Down the mine I dreamed of cricket; I bowled imaginery balls in the dark;
I sent the stumps spinning and heard them rattling in the tunnels.
No mishap was going to stop me from bowling in the real game,
especially this one.
- Harold Larwood

 

Do not speak to me of rules.
This is war! This is not a game of cricket!
- from the movie The Bridge On The River Kwai

Many Continentals think life is a game;
the English think cricket is a game.
- George Mikes

A cricket ground is a flat piece of earth with some buildings around it.
- Richie Benaud

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Those were the great days when plenty of amateurs could spare time for cricket.
- Frank Woolley

Cricket is basically baseball on valium.
- Robin Williams

I feel when somebody has been playing cricket for a long time,
he creates a separate identity for himself.
- Sachin Tendulkar

I really got into the cricket and staying up late watching the World Cup.
- Jeremy London

In the old days we were probably educated in cricket
in a far more serious way than now.
- Frank Woolley

What I'd really like to give a try is cricket,
because I grew up playing American baseball.
- Jeremy London

It is amazing how the public steadfastly refuse to
attend the third day of a match when so often the last
day produces the best and most exciting cricket.
- Frank Woolley

Cricket is a pressure game, and when it comes to an
India-Pakistan match the pressure is doubled.
- Imran Khan

The only reason I would have liked to have gone to
university is because I like cricket.
Not a very good reason to want to go,
but as good as any, I suppose.
- Jeffrey Bernard

I love surfing more than cricket, more interesting
and you meet great people.
- Hansie Cronje

Isn't cricket supposed to be a team sport? I feel people
should decide first whether cricket is a team game or an individual sport.
- Sachin Tendulkar

When you sit down and focus on the matches and series
that took place during the 12 month period it strikes
you just how broad the talent pool is in international cricket is today.
- Sunil Gavaskar

Both sides have been playing tremendous cricket over
a couple of years and they're both very good units.
- Matthew Hayden

I want to give my six hours of serious cricket on the
ground and then take whatever the result.
- Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket the world over, I don't think,
will ever know how different things would be without Kerry Packer.
- Tony Greig

I can remember running around at the age of 3,
wanting to play golf, cricket and football.
I was always active, one way or another,
driving my parents mad.
- Ian Botham

You can cut the tension with a cricket stump.
- Murray Walker

Cricket needs brightening up a bit.
My solution is to let the players drink at the beginning of the game,
not after.
It always works in our picnic matches.
- Paul Hogan

Still, I believe it is only a passing phase and cricket
will one day produce an abundance of great players.
- Frank Woolley

One-day cricket is a very important part of our play.
We've got a long way to go until the next World Cup
and for us it's one ruthless game after another where we can play well.
- Matthew Hayden

A chance, as a coach, to take a team to the World Cup
finals is probably as high up the tree as it gets,
certainly with one-day cricket.
- Andy Pick

John Henry Newman was as English as roast beef,
even if he lacked a passion for cricket.
- Clifford Longley

But eventually it is a game of cricket.
- Sachin Tendulkar

I hate losing and cricket being my first love,
once I enter the ground it's a different zone altogether
and that hunger for winning is always there.
- Sachin Tendulkar

I do love cricket - it's so very English.
- Sarah Bernhardt

We really tried hard not to make it a cricket book,
it appeals to a much wider community.
- Hansie Cronje

During my 21 years of playing cricket,
I have never been approached by anyone or offered a bribe.
- Imran Khan

My point of view is that when I am playing cricket
I cannot think that this game is less or more important.
- Sachin Tendulkar

With just about every player in Australia,
his whole goal and ambition is to play for Australia.
That's why they're playing first class cricket.
It's just a different attitude.
- Shane Warne

I grew up on cricket and I think Australian kids are getting so Americanized,
you know?
- Rachel Griffiths

To me, it doesn't matter how good you are.
Sport is all about playing and competing.
Whatever you do in cricket and in sport,
enjoy it, be positive and try to win.
- Ian Botham

I was never any good at cricket thought I love it as a,
as a sort of mystery.
- Thomas Keneally

If the French noblesse had been capable of playing
cricket with their peasants,
their chateaux would never have been burnt.
- G. M. Trevelyan

I was a keen sportsman, and became school captain in soccer and cricket.
- John E. Walker

Most Americans think Abner Doubleday invented the game
but he had little or nothing to do with cricket.
- Henry Chadwick

I cannot let this opportunity pass without placing
on record how much I have enjoyed my cricket with Kent.
- Frank Woolley

I half knew what to expect when I saw the cricket ground in the morning.
It was when I started to talk to people working out there,
I began to find what I was looking for.
- Ian Botham

The future of Indo-Pak cricket will depend on how the peace process goes.
- Imran Khan

When there is time to think about cricket,
I think but when there is time to be with family,
I try to do justice to that aspect of my life as well.
- Sachin Tendulkar

Endless cricket, like endless anything else,
simply grinds you down.
- Ted Dexter

Village cricket spread fast through the land.
- G. M. Trevelyan

If one man is representing India in cricket,
then yes, blame that person when things go wrong.
- Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket to us was more than play, it was a worship in the summer sun.
- Edmund Blunden

I tend to think that cricket is the greatest thing
that God ever created on earth -
certainly greater than sex,
although sex isn't too bad either.
- Harold Pinter

I think we are going to see exciting cricket all the way.
We are watching the two best teams in the world-and
I think England will eventually go on to pip Australia by a single Test.
- Ian Botham

Geez, I just played cricket because I loved the game.
I never thought about it much, never really had any formal coaching.
- Steve Waugh

You might not think that's cricket, and it's not,
it's motor racing.
- Murray Walker

I feel I have had a very interesting life,
but I am rather hoping there is still more to come.
I still haven't captained the England cricket team,
or sung at Carnegie Hall!
- Jeffrey Archer

When I was 15, I started playing first class cricket
and always dreamt of being a Test cricketer,
wanted to do something for the country,
married in 1995, have 2 kids it's been great.
- Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket makes no sense to me.
I find it beautiful to watch and I like that they break for tea.
That is very cool, but I don't understand.
My friends from The Clash tried to explain it years and years ago,
but I didn't understand what they were talking about.
- Jim Jarmusch

My father died in 1930, but if you told him or anybody
almost in that time that you'd be able to sit back
in England and watch a cricket game in Australia,
they'd have you put in the loony bin.
- Desmond Llewelyn

Soccer and cricket were my main sports growing up.
I had trials as a soccer player with a few clubs interested,
Crystal Palace being one, but it was cricket which
became my chosen profession.
- Ian Botham

Hitting a baseball well, as in cricket,
is a very rare skill.
One of most difficult things to do in the world to do,
hitting a ball coming at you at ninety miles an hour with a round bat.
Wonderful to watch.
- Peter Tork

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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