Ignore any rumour that the BBC Radio Newcastle has asked its Durham CCC man Martin Emmerson to return to the Stadium of Light commentary box in place of Nick Barnes given the prospect of a cricket-style score in Sunderland’s final game of the season.
It’s a mischievously intriguing thought all the same.
Will runaway champions Wolverhampton Wanderers make a bucketload of runs through our slipshod field? Will the footballing equivalent of home wickets tumble? Or will SAFC rise from the Ashes, pass this final Test and Lushly Beat Wolves? Anyone saying they’re stumped for an answer shall be Out, Over, hit for a Sixer. There must be boundaries, not to mention Boycotts of irritating plays on words.
On which note Monsieur Salut shall pipe down and introduce the last prize Guess the Score of a season we’d mostly like to forget and Wolves fans will remember for ever.
Be first to get the scoreline right, post your prediction before Sunday’s kickoff, have a UK delivery address and you win a mug. That goes for Wolves supporters and neutrals too – just leave it to me to sort out the design of your prize. I might even stretch to a second prize for the comment containing the best cricketing pun.
Ha’way the Lads, many doubtless on show in our colours for the very last time. And here’s to a brighter future.