A famous batsman was the big attraction when he was the guest player
for the local team. Anxious to
impress, the fast bowler keyed himself up to put every thing into his first
ball. He ran up and hurled
down a screamer which took our the off stump
'No ball,' called the umpire.
And then, to the bowler, 'Calm down, you idiot. They've come to see him
bat, 'not you bowl !'