Monday, 19 May 2008

Little joys

It’s the little things that make following cricket at Lord’s such a joy. Little things like hearing David Gower lament that the English bowlers could not roll a batting line-up as weak as New Zealand’s in conditions perfectly suited to their bowling. Little things like waking up to hear that England have been bowled out for 319, when the last thing you can recall before going to sleep was Strauss and Cook marching on while Nasser Hussain warbled on about batting conditions being so good that Michael Vaughan should look for a lead of at least 200 and to still be batting by the close of play. Little things like having pessimistic expectations and a few English egos punctured.

Let’s just hope that these little things and my joy can last for at least one more day.

3 comments:

Homer said...

1-0 Harry Potter's boys..

Sportsfreak said...

And little things like Ambrose shouldering arms to a straight one first ball…

A 40 run opening partnership is pretty mind-altering too.

Karl said...

The arrogance of the English media has been astounding. New Zealand and England are two of the most evenly matched teams around, with a number of very competent players. England constantly underrate themselves (maybe a result of the Ashes win a millenia ago means they constantly think they're on a par with Australia). I look forward to series with England because they are always so closely matched. But the lack of respect from the English is always their downfall.