Or, Boycott states the obvious. (And here.)
373. Let’s see what the Aussies can do with the bat. (Judging by the last few innings, not a lot…)
I am not liking the end of the day. Aussies shoulda lost one or two. Light delay, rain delay, delay, delay. I still haven’t figured out why I am rootin’ for the colonials but…damn, I am/.
It’s a bit of an anticlimax. C4 filling in (Boycott and Greig were waffling about technology, interview with guy in charge of the stumps), Guardian OBO settling into chatting about the weather and bandwagon-jumpers and stuff.
“the guy in charge of the stumps” cracks me up every time.
There is some great tennis going on at the USOpen as well, if you have a mind. The Agassi-Blake match….smokin!
No, seriously, they were asking him why it is that the balls keep hitting the stumps and the bails don’t fall off, and he didn’t know, but he was able to tell us all about the stumpcam and the new standards for the bails and it was riveting, riveting, I tell ya.
… Oh and while Agassi is one of the few tennis players I would stay up for, you can’t watch the US Open over here without paying loadsamoney to Sky Sports (Murdoch). Like how the cricket tests will be as of next year, of course. F**king ECB.
I love stumpcam! But miss david gower and ian Botham on Sky. That was decent commentary. Of course, when Boycott speaks, you can hardly hear him for the heckling (or is it just X who shouts “you prat!” “you wanker” etc. at the TV when GB is talking?
No, I think that’s most of the population you can hear.
I read Geoff’s autobiography once. I can’t remember why.
I haven’t watched ONE minute of Ashes. All web. Sigh. Looking forward to the pre-ordered 3 dvd set tho.
Hi, what a great site!Came here via Scribblingwoman – and what better way to introduce myself (from Oz) than to join in the international cricket discussion. Really upset the normally easy-going husband and youngest son at dinner last night by suggesting it might be helpful for the standard of cricket in general if the Poms won this series (as in recent years it has been a little one-sided – I long for the return of the Windies’ supremacy for starters). Disgust is too soft a word for the response.
Hi, genevieve! I can see the headline now: Cricket Wrecks Happy Families…
And it looks like we’re getting some play today. Although not much sign of the sun. 116-0. This is not good. And some truly abysmal fielding right now.
240-1 is not good. need bowling changes. more aggression. also need rain.
Oh, look, more rain. In the absence of the aggression and generally better playing, it’ll have to do.
If you look at the [drawn] third Test at Old Trafford, we would have won that if it hadn’t been for the rain,” said David Beare, one of the five dressed as Batman and a senior cost manager at Heathrow Airport. “In fact, I’d rather we won the Ashes back because of the rain because that will annoy the Australians even more!”
Best. Quote. Ever.
Shit yes, winning/losing through rain would be ever so enervating.
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