Sunday, October 02, 2005

Out In The Boonies

"Out in the boonies" is an interesting term and I'm sure that many of you are uncertain of its origin. Well let me enlighten you.

Out in the boonies is a cricketing term meaning that you are batting well and getting on top of the bowling and looking good to score a century when you inexplicably get out in the 30s or 40s. It came about from a 5' 2" Tasmanian cricketer by the name of David Boon.

Early in his career for Tasmania he was known as a good batsmen who regularly made 30s and 40s but was criticised for needing to turn them into 80 and 90s if he wished to play test cricket. Obviously David Boon stopped getting out in the boonies and went on to play test cricket for Australia and become vice captain.

Another memorable moment occurred when Boonie drank 52 cans of beer on the flight from Sydney to London. He was, in this case, out just after the boonies.

P.S. - The Poms weren't out in the boonies either.

10 comments:

Hammysmum said...

Well, well. I thought it had more to do with the Boon Docks, or the wrong side of the tracks.

Hammy said...

Caught again. Am I becoming more convincing or do you just believe everything I tell you?

Hammysmum said...

Your'e the one who got caught!

Hammy said...

How the hell do you work that out?

Nick Souter said...

Hang on, are you saying that this entire post was all bullshit? Is Hammy's blog becoming a propaganda machine? (I bloody believed it too! What an idiot I am!)

Hammy said...

Sucker No. 2

Hammysmum said...

Who you calling a sucker? You need to look in the mirror when you say that. I was being sarcastc,etc!!! And no, I am not just saying that because you have admitted it was bull....!

Hammy said...

If you were being sarcastic then Nick is Sucker No. 1. He he. You need to be careful around here - I'm so literally-minded at times.

Hammysmum said...

Waddya mean, at times? Like mother, like son?

Hammy said...

Hmmm, yes. Point taken.