When you win the toss - bat. If you are in doubt, think about it, then bat. If you have very big doubts, consult a colleague then bat.

— W. G. Grace

The most relaxing W. G. Grace quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual

A cricketer's life is a life of splendid freedom, healthy effort, endless variety, and delightful good fellowship.


The great thing in hitting is, not to be half-hearted about it;

but when you make up your mind to hit, to do it as if the whole match depended upon that particular stroke.


Every cricketer knows that in the early stages of a batsman's innings i.

e. before he gets his eye in - luck plays an important part.


I don't like defensive shots-you can only get threes


I do not believe so implicitly, as some cricketers and writers upon cricket do, in watching the bowler's hand.I prefer to watch the ball, and not anticipate events.


I should like to say that good batsman are born, not made;

but my long experience comes up before me, and tells me that it is not so.