Many have been wondering why England captain Andrew Strauss has quit international cricket. While it’s probably has more to do with his bad couple of years at the crease and major dramas in the dressing room, it’s well known that Andrew is a Tory and rumoured that he has an interest in moving into politics. He raised £25,000 for the party at a 2011 fundraiser…
With the Tories struggling to find a candidate for the Corby by-election, perhaps it’s time for Strauss to serve again.
Selection meeting is this Friday, could he rise from the Corby ashes?
UPDATE: Strauss has retired not only from international cricket, but from Middlesex too. Coincidently Corby the tourism website says “the area has a long cricketing tradition.”
UPDATE II: Others are circling:
This seems an opportune moment to repeat my prophesy about Andrew Strauss one day becoming a Conservative MP.—
James Kirkup (@jameskirkup) August 29, 2012