Saturday, 1 August 2009

Wet, Wet, Wet...

I'm beginning to get a little irritable... just when I started to take an interest, and to understand what all the runs, not outs, wickets and innings actually meant, rain stopped play.

I was under the impression that "The Ashes" Test Series was supposed to be something of a big deal. I was slightly disconcerted, therefore, to learn that, unlike finals in football matches, there are cricket matches being played in other (drier) parts of the country. I'm slightly puzzled as to how cricket players can play for their country if their normal cricket team is playing somewhere else... or maybe one is in the England team and that is it, but the rules (sorry, Laws) for who plays what, when, and where must be very different from other games. No doubt that will be answered in my next tuition session...

Anyway, the Sainsbury's Online delivery driver who just delivered my (very wet) shopping thought that Australia would be very happy with the weather...

2 comments:

Mark said...

Traditionally, if you're picked for England, your County releases you to do so. In recent years, a system has been introduced whereby key England players are contracted to the England team rather than to their County (and hence paid by England), which means it's now less annoying than it used to be for the County when one of its Test players misses a County game in order to play for England.

the dúnadan said...

As Australia is currently behind in the series, I doubt that the team will be very happy with the weather! All the more so since England are doing so well in this Test. The Aussies are fighters. They will want to get out there, have a good day and get their Ashes challenge going again.

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