Batsmen Will Still Bat - Marlyebone Cricket Club Goes Woke - That Is IT
I have played women's representative cricket for Northern Districts. I have played as a schoolgirl in a schoolboys representative age group team at school. Not because I was politically identifying as a boy and encouraged to by union aligned lesbian teachers and the Green Party. No, it was because I was bloody well good enough to play in their team that because they are boys, they are just better at cricket as a group than girls.
There are two chances of myself ever referring to someone with a cricket bat, gloves and pads on as a batter.
1. A shit show
2. No show.
"MCC believes that the use of gender-neutral terminology helps reinforce cricket's status as an inclusive game for all. The amendments are a natural evolution from work already undertaken in this area as well as an essential part of MCC's global responsibility to the sport," read an official statement.
Oh do just FRO. The MCC are the guardians of the rules of the great game. Rules that to the uneducated and ill disciplined are very complex. That is the whole point. Not everyone should be able to enjoy or understand Cricket. It is a sport for sports lovers who are smart, considered people with a sense of tradition and history. It is how we have kept Americans and their low pant slinging, teeth grill wearing Neanderthals from ruining a great sport.
This is a batter. Derek Jeter.
This is a batsman, or should I say Sir Donald Bradperson?
There is a TWENTY NINE year wait to join this club. We can afford to lose a few.
The members of the Marlyebone Cricket Club voting for this woke nonsense should all be made to resign in shame and allow those to be called up from the very long wait-list to join who have some balls.
Not the ones currently in the jar at home next to the washing machine and dryer waiting for their wife to come home from the office.
I did wonder what caused this ridiculous and unnecessary change. Well next week there is a new President at the MCC. You guessed it.
This piece of virtue signalling in terminology will mean the beginning of the end to the once great institution of MCC and that of Lords. Next they will ban bringing in your own alcohol. The last symbol of civilised sports watchers.
I for one, like I bet most real Cricket fans, will continue to use the current language that defines Cricket, 12th man, nightwatchman, third man, fine leg, deep fine leg, silly mid on and cow corner.
I will have a giggle however to see what they do with the term "switch hitter" in Cricket. This is where things may come really unstuck for the PC and woke.