Friday, 13 December 2013

Last Chance For The Ashes...

I'm beginning to wonder if I'm a jinx. England seem to have taken a turn for the worse since I started to take an interest in cricket. I listened to the Second Ashes Test on the radio each night as I drifted off to sleep, and it turned into a bit of a nightmare - even I didn't need anyone to tell me that England's first innings was a major disaster. It only got slightly better for the second innings, and I suspect it would have been much worse had Australia not declared early due to concerns about rain.

I'm not entirely sure about tactics - the importance of batting position, for example, escapes me. Why does it matter whether Root goes in at Number 3 or not? And if you have a bowler who gets lots of wickets, why bother to change him? As for "sledging" - it's just the equivalent of playground name-calling, isn't it? So why are grown men making such a fuss? I obviously still have much to learn...

3 comments:

Sister Lynn Marie said...

I think the heat in Perth got to the boys. Whether or not they can take the remaining wickets quickly tomorrow will probably determine whether or not they stand a chance. The score is not impossible but given their inability to deal with Mitchel Johnson's bowling I don't hold out much hope. I'm thinking it is going to be a 5-nil whitewash. Listening to cricket on the radio has to be one of the most contemplative activities in the world.

Ttony said...

Mac, the current Test has been called off because of voracious wallabies, and the next two seem to be about to fall to koala flu. Best you just don't bother listening.

We'll let you know in a month or two if we weren't completely right.

Oh - it's Friday the 13th: it's unlucky for women to listen to cricket on the radio.

Mulier Fortis said...

Thanks for the advice Ttony, I didn't know that. I shall be sure to avoid paying any more attention to the Ashes...

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