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Is staying sober just not cricket? | Andy Bull

Joe Root denied that England players had a ‘drinking culture’ – during the hours of play at least, his team are among the minority of sober people inside a ground

Tipsy, intoxicated, inebriated, temulent, fuddled, cut, fresh, merry, tight, plastered, sloshed, smashed, raddled, crapulous, bibulous, ebrious, potulent, potvaliant, pissed. The English seem to have as many synonyms for drunk as the Eskimos do for snow. Spend enough time at the cricket, and you’ll likely spot each and every last little variation on the theme being demonstrated somewhere in the ground. In his last press conference before he left for the Ashes, Joe Root was asked whether his players had a “drinking culture”. This after Ben Stokes was arrested, and three of his team-mates fined for “unprofessional conduct”. Root denied it, of course. But whether or not the England team do, English cricket certainly does.

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Is staying sober just not cricket? | Andy Bull

Joe Root denied that England players had a ‘drinking culture’ – during the hours of play at least, his team are among the minority of sober people inside a ground

Tipsy, intoxicated, inebriated, temulent, fuddled, cut, fresh, merry, tight, plastered, sloshed, smashed, raddled, crapulous, bibulous, ebrious, potulent, potvaliant, pissed. The English seem to have as many synonyms for drunk as the Eskimos do for snow. Spend enough time at the cricket, and you’ll likely spot each and every last little variation on the theme being demonstrated somewhere in the ground. In his last press conference before he left for the Ashes, Joe Root was asked whether his players had a “drinking culture”. This after Ben Stokes was arrested, and three of his team-mates fined for “unprofessional conduct”. Root denied it, of course. But whether or not the England team do, English cricket certainly does.

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