Cricketers around the world, lined with rogue grammar, poor spelling and general disregard for the intricacies of the English language, took to Twitter to recognise the end of 2012 and celebrate the arrival of 2013...
South African seamer Wayne Parnell steered clear of his hometown Port Elizabeth: "Cape Town, you are going to be a madhouse tonight. It's mid day and already the city is buzzing. Bring On 2013."
Proteas T20I opener Henry Davids kept it short and sweet: "Wishing everyone a splendid 2013! Make it an unforgettable year!"
Former Australian batsman Michael Di Venuto has established a new home in county cricket: "Happy New Year to all @DurhamCricket. Hope 2013 is a year to remember!"
New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill, on tour in South Africa, is perhaps homesick: "Happy new year to all my friends am family back home. Hope 2013 is a good one for you all."
West Indian batsman Chris Gayle, in Australia for the Twenty20 Big Bash League, took a philosophical approach: "Happy New Year All... Best Wishes For 2013! One Love!! You know I got love for u all, the Good, Bad & Ugly! :) We all bleed the same blood, So love more & hate less! Will have a drink for u all!"
The legendary Shane Warne coughed up a cliche or two: "Happy new year to everyone, hope all your dreams come true in 2013 & may it be your best year ever !!!! Have fun & keep smiling."
Ex-New Zealand fast bowler Iain O'Brien exited 2012 in discomfort: "Headache, sore throat, toothache - a rather average finish to a wonderful year."
Veteran New Zealander Scott Styris joked about his age: "I might send my happy new years messages out early. I'm that old I'm not sure i'll make it."
Australian batsman David Hussey greeted a rather elite following in the Melbourne Stars fanbase: "Happy new year to everyone especially all the @StarsBBL fans! A big year ahead!"
Former England seamer Ryan Sidebottom hotfooted it to Scotland: "Happy New Yr one an all .... I'm off to Edinburgh. Have a good one an a great 2013!!!!!!"
Erstwhile South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs was, well, Herschelle Gibbs: "Thanks to everyone again for their continued support this year, hope you guys and gals end the year off on your terms!! Much luv."
Former Australian seamer Nathan Bracken staved off loneliness: "So what's on the cards for NYE?"
Perhaps countrymen Aaron Finch and Bracken will find each other: "What's everyone's plans for New Years? Hope it's a very happy and safe one!"
Australian all-rounder and family man John Hastings had his humble say: "Happy and safe new yr to everyone. Stay safe and look after your loved ones."
England fast bowler Stuart Broad hoped for a return to form and an injury-free new year: "Happy New Year to everyone I have a feeling 2013 will be a special year! Excited for it to start!"