Andy Murray has been drafted into the England squad for the first ashes Test at Cardiff later this week. Chairman of selectors Geoff Miller said "I've been a big fan of his for some time now. I like the way he hits the ball. He is difficult to set a field against as he hits it in some unusual areas. And he's good in the field too."
It was then pointed out to Miller that Murray is in fact a tennis player, not a cricketer. "So what? I once picked Darren Pattinson and he's a fucking roofer (and an Australian roofer at that). And I keep picking Ian Bellend and he's no cricketer."
Indeed over the years there have been many controversial selections for the England cricket team. Monte Lych was picked when Mike Gatting misheard and thought the question was "Shall we have lunch?" Pattinson was selected following a really good job on Miller's garage roof. And few can forget the selection of Thora Hird for Tony Lewis' squad to India in 1972.
Murray is prepared to try his best. "I will give my all, but I am not a natural winner on grass" he said.