Fall of you.

Ashes blah, test blah blah. Cricket is the best sport ever. Bla

Well McGrath has been ruled out of the match at the last minute, debut for Tait, looks like it could be another exciting test.
Permalink qwe 
August 25th, 2005
Tait can be expensive - witness his spell at Durham last year. If England manage to rattle him, or they manage to get the atmosphere to have an effect, he could prove to be just as costly as Gillespie. And I don't think we've seen anything from Kasprowicz yet that will be striking fear into the batsmen. Should be an interesting one...
Permalink Andrew Cherry 
August 25th, 2005
The next item will be Ponting winning the toss then tossing whether to bat or bowl. Heh.
Permalink trollop 
August 25th, 2005
Nope, Vaughan won, decided to bat.
Permalink el 
August 25th, 2005
Early predictions on this one?

I'd like to think England will continue to play with the intensity they've shown in the last couple of matches, but can't help feeling the longer gap after the draw will have suited the Aussies more. I'm going for another draw here I think.
Permalink qwe 
August 25th, 2005
How do you match "intensity" with "cricket"?
There's nothing intense in it / to it.
It's boring. An that's ok, most other sports are boring occasionally but at least in most other sports the game ends after 2-3 hours tops.
Permalink Geert-Jan Thomas 
August 25th, 2005
Cricket consists of 5-20 second bursts of excitement separated by a minute or so of drinking beer. Makes the days go quite quickly.
Permalink a cynic writes... 
August 25th, 2005
"...Cricket consists of 5-20 second bursts of excitement..."

Which is pretty much all the explaination you need as to why focus is so important in the game, far more so than in football or rugby.
Permalink qwe 
August 25th, 2005
Having a largish lump of leather-covered wood heading for your head at 50-80 mph tends to concentrate the mind too...
Permalink a cynic writes... 
August 25th, 2005
Could you guys please quit blogging about Cricket in here?
Permalink muppet 
August 25th, 2005
Sorry, I was just a bit bored waiting to hear what you ate for dinner tonight, do carry on :)
Permalink qwe 
August 25th, 2005
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