Cricket and Science

I sense it will be a quite week in skeletal world, so now for something completely different…………….

Can we combine Cricket and Science?

Wouldn’t that be great to do!

4th_Test_Woodfull

The ‘Body line’ series of 1933 and Bill Woodfull ducks a particularly fast and very nasty bouncer from Harold Larwood.

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So, in the spirit of the Semantic Web we will attempt to provide the first framework for their seamless integration……

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Sticky wicket = a difficult experiment to perform (e.g. PCR genotyping for Cre using safeview)

Googly = unexpected & unexplained result

Green top = the data don’t quite match the hypothesis, but work hard on it and who knows…..

Silly mid on/off = those nasty lab jobs that no one likes doing

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Inswinging yorker (a.k.a unplayable) = the very negative comments from reviewer #3

Full toss = your mother is reviewer #1

Decision Review System (DRS) = a direct appeal to the Journal Editor (often on your knees)

Golden duck = the Editor doesn’t even send your paper out for review!

Featherbed wicket = an invited review

Backing up = preparing your manuscript in several different Journal styles (just to be ready)

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Slow low turner = a difficult to read PhD thesis that requires lots of patience and application

Taking guard = every time you go out to lecture to the undergrads

Sledging = THE difficult question, which is always asked by the person who slept through your entire seminar

Geoff Boycott = built from spare body parts of ALL the great scientists

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