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Caerdydd Day One: If he only had a brain (KP that is, not MJ)

Submitted by rickeyre on July 9, 2009 - 3:17pm

Your team is 241 for 4, twenty overs till stumps on the first day. You are one of the senior players in your team. You are 69 not out. The opposition bowler pitches a slow ball short and about two metres wide of off stump. Do you:

  1. Leave it alone?
  2. Take two steps down to the pitch of the ball and smash it to the cover fence for four?
  3. Keep your feet still, stretch as far as you can to pull the ball off the cue-end of the bat lofting it to the on-side?

Great moments in media parochialism

Submitted by rickeyre on May 1, 2009 - 9:06am

He is the shock selection in England's First Test squad to face the West Indies next week. Durham quickie Graham Onions has been named in the twelve, and is almost certain to make his England debut after a false start on the 2006 ODI tour of Pakistan. Today's Newcastle Herald (New South Wales, not Northumberland) is right on the ball in giving credit where it's due for Onions' success.


Matty's out

Submitted by rickeyre on April 18, 2009 - 11:52pm

A good wicket for the Mork and Mindians, as Matty Hayden swats Jayasuriya to Zaheer Khan who takes a good low catch. Hayden 44(35b, 6x4 1xDLFMx).

At what point can we proclaim a Twenty20 game a GOTLD? As I speak CSK need 75 to win from 42 balls at a RRR of 10.7.

This is my last post of the evening, maybe I'll see this game out and maybe even see some of Warnie's Rajasthanis. Or maybe not. Adieu for nieu.

Potty time

Submitted by rickeyre on April 18, 2009 - 11:35pm

Toilet break time for Not-so-IPL viewers the world over, CSK 70 for 3 needing another 97 to win. No DLF Maxima yet for Matty Hayden, he's 30*(26). Can he beat his T20 PB of 81, also scored against Mumbai last year?

Oh there's some chap called MS Dhoni 0*(0) at the other end.

Already this game is three hours old. Gimme baseball any day!


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