Police stepped in after Carey family targeted with vile abuse.
Alex Carey has opened up on the infamous Jonny Bairstow Ashes incident, and the shocking abuse directed at his family which forced the Australian star to delete his Instagram account.
I’ve previously waxed lyrical myself about the execrable and egregious otiose ordure liberally ladled out by the captious cavilling of the cowardly carping curs.
Perhaps I should acknowledge my ‘vicarious guilt’ on the cricket pitch. I played School Cricket (Ackworth, Yorkshire) and University College Cricket (Edinburgh University). I was a wicket keeper. If I saw the opportunity I did exactly what Alex Carey did at Lords. There was much less at stake. Johnny Bairstow should have known better. He was raised on the playing fields of cricket-mad Yorkshire County as was his late father, David. It was firmly inculcated into the psyche to never give an inch. The late Wally Grout put it more succinctly: “Never give a sucker an even break”. As an ex-POM I was much more affronted by the appalling reprehensible behaviour of the Members at Lords.
PS 2005 Australian of the Year Dr Fiona Wood is an alumnus of my old school. A relative of Harold ‘Dickie’ Bird was in my class. Geoff Boycott attended a local Grammar School. He was very good indeed.