Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Red Caps bring liquorice allsorts, so do Sri Lanka and India

I tried writing today on the work computer but couldn't get a post on so I'll try to remember what I wrote as best I can.

Nospmas, I can picture you keeping wicket without anyone noticing that you've done a good job because no runs go through you. Our team had over 30 sundries which didn't help us on Saturday. If you can find 10 minutes in a day to do lunges and squats you may help your body deal with many hours in the sun moving around.

Great to hear how well United are going, Lango. Your club sounds to be rocking along. Are you still doing the interviews?

I wish I could say I sang the club song on Saturday night but it wasn't to be. Our 226 off 70 overs was chased down very well with 6 odd overs to go. Maybe the heat got to the bowlers as a few looked tired in 3rd spells. Three losses from three makes it hard to play finals cricket but I'm buggered if I'll go a season without a win. I took my only chance with a catch at gully and there was only one difficult chance dropped at square leg. The day was disastrous but the Mexican night we had that night was awesome. I love how cricket clubs are sometimes the most important things about cricket.

India vs Sri Lanka in test cricket at the moment in Ahmedabad is cricket at its best. Dravid made 177 and Dhoni 100 odd after Sri Lanka got 4 very quick wickets. But if Sri Lanka bat well, being well poised now with 7 wickets and 150 behind in response, they can try to bat once and get India out twice with three days to play. India, however, could skittle Sri Lanka on day three and set them a target to bat to on day 4 or 5. Or, any number of other possibilities. And the sad thing about this beautiful demonstration of test cricket is that few people are there watching it. I don't pretend to know what exactly is going down in Ahmedabad but I hope tickets are not so expensive that most people can't afford to go.

There was something else too. I can't quite remember what it was.

Ah yes, the Vics and WA. Bryce you dun it again. 4 for bugger all off 20. Voges unbeaten on 112 for WA but with number 11 for the start of day 2 on 275. I find I'm paying much closer attention to the Shield comp this season. To throw a big call out there I reckon we'll see young McGain this summer representing Aus. But we won't see Lee for sure.

Good luck to all this coming weekend folks!

1 comment:

  1. can't see McG getting back into oz side... too flat, no flight (just a leggies opinion).
    to be sure his WA harvest was good- i'm sure the bloke watching loved it, but unless he has changed his release point (didn't look like it on tv) i don't think he has enough to offer. Krazja is pushing hard for another go too.

    have a look at the new lights at Langos oval:


    looks nice... pity about the country music i can imagine ringing out in the back ground.

    it must be getting hard Lefty to keep the optimism levels up with out a win.
    we won our first game and then lost the next 4 (one by forefeit) and it was pretty flat in the field until our 2nd win 2 weeks ago, they blokes won last week too so i can't wait to get back out this week as we are playing at home the team we broke the draught with.