What I Love About The World

Sunday, April 09, 2006

25. Cricket

for Jules. and Bill. and Matt.
Cricket is awesome.
especially in the playground in the summer.

Cricket gets a load of bad press, or at least it used to pre-Ashes in the summer, and i can say hand on heart that i thought it was probably the most dull TV since the Flying Doctors or El-Dorado, before i was enlightened over the course of a few hot months 2 years ago. now i love watching it, but only in the summer and only test cricket, and only england (even though i really don't subscribe to all that "OO oo England OO oo Beer OO oo Die for the Flag OO oo Proud OO oo bullshit).
3 reasons why cricket is so good
1) the terminology ('through the gate')
2) the banter ('mind the windows Tino')
3) the statistics ('Shane Warne has taken lots of wickets')
Please write in with your favourite cricket phraseology


At 9:09 AM, Blogger Jules said...

My favourite thing about cricket....(not stated already here)

That umpire..with the crooked fingers when he does a six sign...Is that what you are alluding to in the picture?

And Benaud of course, and all fucking banter is outstanding. Though the in-depth dicussion about what the players were having for tea was too much.

P.S I heard through the rumour mill that Shane Warne is to appear on Neighbours..

At 9:11 AM, Blogger Jules said...

We have to play some cricket in the summer...Must Must. But I'm not climbing over the roof again to retrieve all the balls.

At 10:26 AM, Anonymous g said...

billy bowden yes
arthritis as a kid, bent finger resultantly


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