I was going to write a post summing up my thoughts on the cricket World Cup but, to be honest, JC sums it up very nicely over at his site.
Farcical final: When bad light ended play, both teams assumed and wanted the match over. However, officials insisted they continue. Rudi Koertzen (who seems to be making a play at being the next Darrell Hair) even threatened to resume the game the following day forcing the players to bowl out the last 3 overs in darkness. A lovely way to end cricket’s showcase to the world.
Hmm…I wonder what Darrell Hair is up to these days…
The longest World Cup in history has finally finished with the result pretty much everyone was predicting before a ball was bowled. Australia have convincingly won the World Cup in the gloom of Barbados.
Using the power of technology to the max, a friend of mine who was at the final has just sent me through a picture of Ricky Ponting lifting the trophy so here is a WORLD EXCLUSIVE photo. Feel free to download it and use it as your wallpaper. If any press agencies wish to purchase this photo, please contact me.
I missed the West Indies v England game yesterday. Turns out it was probably the best match of the “Super” 8′s. All those hours of watching rubbish games, England being humiliated, half empty stadiums and I miss the one exciting game where England win in front of a full house.
Oh well, the new season for my club started today. We won. Hurrah! My personal contribution? An edged boundary through the slips…
Hell, yes I am but what can you do? Sacking the coach, the captain and the chairman of selectors is the obvious knee jerk reaction but it won’t change the way we fundamentally approach one day cricket in this country. All it will do is shift the focus to the new incumbents and we’ll carry on as usual.
Until the ECB take their head out of their collective arses and start to restructure the English game, we will only ever be the also rans in one day cricket. The game has moved on but we haven’t.
Anyway, it’s too nice a day to moan and bitch about the state of English cricket. The new club season starts this weekend so I’ve just cheered myself up by ordering some new kit. Dunno if it will arrive in time for Sunday so I might end up like the fat kid from school who forgot his PE kit and end up playing in my pants but who cares? I’ve spent the winter watching crap cricket, it’s time to play some crap cricket too!