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Monday, September 11, 2006

The Sad Tale of a County Cricketer

I don't normally post "news stories", but I couldn't resist this one.

Richard Green played a handful of matches for Lancashire, was a right-hand medium fast bowler, made his county debut with Andrew Flintoff, no less, and was a recipient of the Denis Compton Award. Your normal county cricketer, one would think. Till the Net made him a Superstar.

He dabbled in property maintenance, and even set up a now defunct website. However, he decided on a rather unusual way to get traffic to his website. To cut a long story short, he announced that if his site got 5 Million hits, his girlfriend would allow him to do a threesome. He even announced it on his blog, with photo of him and grinning girlfriend. The LSE puts it better than I ever can.

And it came to pass that the site got 5 Million Hits. Wonderful, which meant that the promised threesome happenned, with an "exotic dancer" called Holly, no less.

But, alas, what happenned next? Cricketer gets jealous of girlfriend, girlfriend turns to exotic dancer called Holly for solace during this "difficult patch", and then, guess what, girlfriend and exotic dancer called Holly are suddenly seeing other!! Ah, the joys of young love....

News of the World also has a touching piece on this.


Blogger blr bytes said...

Boy! Someone should make a movie of this.

4:41 AM  
Blogger Nero said...

followed the link from India Uncut.. is this Lahar Appiah from Infosys?

11:02 AM  
Blogger Nero said...

Shrinath. Used to be with Infosys till a couple of months back. You're pretty famous in the quiz circuit there :)

4:28 AM  
Blogger blr bytes said...

Tag! You're it!

9:15 PM  
Blogger udayan said...

Hey ... you must be Lahar Appaiah of quiznet and mastermind fame. Why don't you post quizzes anymore?

And glad to know you have been to that quaint little town called Jampot, which has the most prized place in my memories.

None of this obviously have any link to Richard Green and is unhappy life. Maybe he needs to hook up with Wayne Rooney to learn punching people.

5:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lahar, for some reason, I fail to see any 'sad' part in this whole affair!

6:13 AM  
Blogger Queen of the Worms said...

Oh god. Never read anything funnier. Thanks a lot. This would make an awesomely lame movie. It's got the exact blend of melodrama and stupidity.


5:57 AM  
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