Tuesday, December 05, 2006


One of the main advantages of being retired is that I have been able to stay up for an hour or so to watch the cricket from Australia.

Last night I decided not to bother as the match was certain to be a draw. But England contrived to lose a game they dominated for three days. My apologies are due to the team I called "ageing antipodeans".

I have decided reading crime fiction is less frightening than watching England's batsmen.


Blogger De Scribe said...

I agree, Uriah. This loss of England just about kills the series, and we are barely half-way down. It's like a 12 chapter whodunnit where the suspense is broken in the second chapter. Crime fiction is certainly less frightening - the contest is more or less even for the most part

10:23 PM  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

de scribe, I am still optimistic that with some team changes England can at least keep the fight for the Ashes alive until the 4th Test.
Managing a sports team I think is a bit like writing a crime novel you have to have a plan. England's plan seems to have been to play the 2005 series all over again, unfortunately they are without some of the key players. Andrew Flintoff would bat, bowl, catch, captain the team, and inspire Steve Harmison, and that task was just too much for any one man.

10:59 AM  

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