Those of you with me last year will remember my awards at the end of the year called “The Dmitris”. Last year there were 10 in my initial Hall of Fame, who got in there for all sorts of reasons. The main thing that gets you in is that you had to play an important part in my blogging year, been a main subject, a top player, a good writer, a bad writer, an inspiration or a source of despair.
While I had 10 inductees last year, there won’t be that many this year. I have six in mind already. You can only go in as an individual on one occasion – so you people who think all I do is talk about KP or Cook are fine, they are both in already – but you can enter as part of a collective and as an individual.
Last year’s 10 were:
1. George Dobell. For services to keeping us sane with proper cricket reporting.
- 2. Kevin Pietersen. For being a source of news and copy all year.
- 3. Paul Downton. For being a disaster.
- 4. The Full Toss Blog. For being better than me.
- 5. Ali, Ballance and Buttler. For being the new hopes of English cricket.
6. Outside Cricket. The phrase that united the anti-ECB collective.
7. Brendon McCullum. For being a captain we’d all love to have, and I’m a sucker for 300s.
8. Some (not all) Cricket Journalists. For various misdemeanours throughout the year.
9. Day 4 at Headingley. For summing up when pig-headed philosophy goes wrong.
10. Alastair Cook. For defining the year.
So, all cricketing journalists are in play because they were all included in number 8. The only one who won’t be in is George Dobell.
Happy to hear your views, but at the end, this is my choice. I have been known to be influenced.
Thought I’d add last year’s acceptance response from George Dobell.