This was my preferred position when watching cricket at The Wanderers, the stand wouldn’t have been so high back in those days and the seats (well, we didn’t have seats but rows and rows of wooden railway sleeper benches, complete with splinters) wouldn’t have been as comfortable,
The Wanderers, affectionately known as The Bullring, prior to the construction of the new stands it actually resembled a bullring, is the venue for today’s test match.
And am I looking forward to it.
Traditionally a hard and fast wicket, up there at altitude the ball travels further and faster.
Will the speedsters reign supreme?
Will either side bother with a spinner?
Is this Ricky Pontings last hurrah? Much has been said here about the new Aussie selectors wanting changes prior to their upcoming home series against New Zealand.
South Africa haven’t won a test series against Australia on home soil since the comprehensive thrashing of Bill Lawrie’s side back in 1969, (I was at the St George’s Park test.) There have been 10 test tours between us since ‘readmission’ , Australia winning 7, 2 drawn and that memorable solitary series victory by S.A. over in Aus 2 years ago.
Time will tell and talking about the time, it’s a 10:30am start (08:30gmt) can’t wait!