Yes, as NS says, you just sit there for hours waiting. Impossible to warm up, apart from walking to the middle. In an extraordinarily long stand, the next man in might get switched just to give him a break. But there has to be someone padded up watching and waiting.
I know the there's-no-one-else argument and it's a perfectly valid reason why Cook wasn't sacked on the spot after the aussie tour, one of the most disgraceful efforts of recent decades, which is saying something.
But now it's got to the point where simply anyone will do. Carberry, Compton, Lees, Boycott's Mother would all get more runs and literally anyone could skipper the side better.
Make Bell the fall guy for the rest of the summer, he's senior player and doing sod all to justify his place anyway.
I can't get hold of a copy myself, but I believe Terry Clawson's autobiography "All The Wrong Moves" is an absolute classic. It was self published with assistance from Yorkshire Art Circus, but they sold out quickly and sadly a second print wasn't done. Any copies available on Amazon, etc were snapped up in no time when Terry died.
Well worth persevering with to try and get a copy. Open, honest, hilarious, touching. Terry wrote it out himself in biro on A4 sheets. No ghost-writer, very little editing. Brilliant.