Before Lyra began her career in baseball
, she had played for Ponyville Cricket XI. She played there for a season, where she was considered a promising leg spin bowler. But her decent bowling was always overshadowed by her disastrous batting, barely being able to hit the ball, not to mention scoring any runs.
The picture above was taken during Lyra's batting during her team's first innings in a test match between Ponyville Cricket XI and Dragonbone Cricket Club played at Lady's Cricket Stadium in Canterlot. Lyra began the match bowling an impressive 3/55 in the first innings, but her batting in the next innings wasn't any close to her bowling level. She missed the first ball she faced and was out for a golden duck concluding her team's innings. She tried to save her face in Dragonbone's second innings, but she took no wickets and conceded 56 runs. She didn't get another chance to score runs, because her entire team was given out "toffed" (effectively forfeiting their entire innings) after an outbreak of condescending remarks from the noble ponies watching the game. Dragonbone Cricket Club went on to win by 6 runs. After this game, Lyra's performance was steadily going down and she was released after the end of the season.
Despite playing for only one season, Lyra still holds the record for most consecutive ducks (13) in the first-class cricket.
I dedicate this picture to all cricket fans, and to *SzafaLesiaka
, who wanted me to draw a butt of one of his favorite ponies. I'm not into this kind of stuff, but I think this picture meets the criteria.
Btw, does any cricket fan know what kind of delivery is shown in the picture?
---Drawn in Artrage. | MLP and its characters belong to Hasbro. | The idea of cricket and everything related to the game belongs to England | If you repost it, please link back. You can't post it on DeviantArt!
Wut, wut! It got into EQD's drawfriend stuff #900. Link
(picture no. 47)