Three snippets for Cricket tragics
I posted this yesterday, but on reflection I felt that it was not really saying anything, so I deleted it. But since nobody else is posting (except dear old two-face), here it is again. It’s better than a blank page!
As you are probably aware, our new domestic “get the public interested with glitz and glamour” competition is currently under way between eight teams in the T20 Big Bash.
What you may not know is that each team includes one or two players from overseas. Chris Gayle, for example, Dan Vettori and so on, most of them well-known in Australia.
I had not previously been aware of Luke Wright, a young Englishman playing in the Melbourne Stars, although I must have watched him at the Gabba a few weeks ago. But yesterday in Tassie, against the Hobart Hurricanes he hit 117 off 60 balls, a phenomenal achievement that included nine sixes. Luke may not be good enough for the English Test Team, but the crowds at Bellerive Oval loved him.
He may have ‘only’ managed 51 off 23, but Travis achieved a hat-trick of sixes for the Hurricanes. Have a squiz at the video clip.
Predictions for 2012
For those who haven’t already read it on Cricinfo, here’s a link to a wonderful article written by Sidin Vadukut, who uses his crystal ball to tell us What will happen in cricket in 2012. Sidin has a way with words, and doesn’t mind who he pokes fun at. Most enjoyable.