Look who paid a visit yesterday…
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Lunch day 5
Perhaps you don’t have access to which ever satellite provider has the rights in your area, my commentary seems to be alternating between Sky (Botham, Hussain) and the local Indian broadcaster, both more than adequate.
Anderson doesn’t look too happy, the wicket looks flatter than Brisbane, it’s going to be hard work for the bowlers!
A quick reminder to cherished colleagues that the closing date for entries to this months photographic challenge is tomorrow.
This month’s subject Indoor art.
We have a handfull of entries so far but just like runs in the opening innings of a test match the more the merrier.
“Rugby fans are being asked to pray for the E.P. Kings ahead of their make or break Currie Cup promotion match against the Cheetahs on Friday.
The appeal was made by E.P. Kings rugby boss Anela Pamba as his team bid to pull off rugby’s “fight back of the century” at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium.” (report here)
I was thinking of something along these lines…
Although the E.P.Kings went through the season undefeated, (2 draws) and rightfully earned their place in the promotion / relegation playoffs, (home and away) last nights hammering at the hands of the Free State Cheetahs brought us all down to earth with a bang.
Ironically on the left try scorer Andries Strauss has already signed for The Kings for next season.
The score? An overwhelming 53 -14 (8 tries -2) Match report here
Here’s hoping that we don’t have more of the same next year during our first Super Rugby campaign, sure we’ll have a few new signings to strengthen the squad but against full strength outfits from the Crusaders, Reds, Bulls, Sharks et al it could be a very long season!
They’ve started, (handy link to the official schedule here) there can only be one winner, so, what are you going to say if your team isn’t victorious?
Don’t worry, Alex Bowden over on ESPN’s Crickinfo has a list of ready made excuses for us.
Here they are…
They just weren’t tough enough. It’s not like the old days. This team just isn’t hard-nosed, aggressive or Australian enough. They don’t need to be any more talented. They just need to be angrier. Bring back Lillee and Thommo.
It was almost certainly the IPL. Not enough players are appearing in it and too many players want to appear in it. Secondly, Read more…
The current ODI series between England and The Proteas will as you can see decide who tops the ICC rankings come Sept 5th.
Match 2 (of the 5 match series) a day / nighter starts at 12.00 GMT Tuesday 28th August, would you believe that the 1st game on Friday was washed out? With a 4 day break between matches why not have a reserve day? (or 2?) It’s time that the ‘men in suits’ who run the sport get with the programme!
But there’s more at stake then simply topping the ODI rankings for The Proteas.
It all starts today!
Aussies vs All Blacks at lunchtime then The Boks vs The Pumas this afternoon, yes I do mean Argentina.