Cutting comments are just not cricket

PUBLISHED : Friday, 02 July, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 02 July, 1993, 12:00am

HAVING used this column to berate England's sporting mishaps, Sheraton PR and promotions director Richard Finny appears not finished.

Yesterday the incorrigible Kiwi called us with the news (''friends at Lord's'' he claimed were his sources) that the rest of the Test series between England and Australia would be played to new rules.

Finny went on: ''All Australian batsman must now retire after scoring 100, and if one of the Waugh brothers is dismissed then the other is automatically out, too. And the Aussie opening batsmen will also open the bowling.

''Also, anybody of any creed or colour who is remotely aware of where England is geographically located will in future be eligible to play for the country.'' Ye gods! Is there no end to this man's insolence? We must, however, warn Finny that a certain Freddie Trueman, at present in Hongkong, is on to his case.