Lights out

Picture from metro.co.uk

I was tempted to include the words ‘third world¹‘ or ‘shambles‘ in the title of this post but thought better of it.

Shocking decisions, old geezers adjusting jackets and newspapers behind the bowlers arm in the members pavilion and a power failure!

To be honest at 105/5 I said that I’d have been happy with 225, even then my mates shook their heads and said I was too optimistic, well 262/7 represents a great team effort (there’s that word again.)

± 300 should give our bowlers something to defend.

¹ Great band, I bought their album way back then. (1982, here’s “Try Jah Love“)

17 thoughts on “Lights out”

  1. It’s all gamesmanship, you realise, Soutie? Should be an interesting day’s play today – with temperatures definitely African.

  2. Steyn dishes it out but can’t take it back. A little lack of light, a rustle of the Telegraph and he calls it quits. He doesn’t have Michael Atherton’s backbone.

    I also feel compelled to complain to the management about the prevailing use of footnotes in blogs and comments. Bravo was guilty of this on the “Risk” blog and here’s another one today. Footnotes should be banned.

  3. Morning all¹

    I’m delighted that as hoped for our tail wagged up to and over the 300 mark. As I suggested, perhaps enough for our bowlers to defend, restricting the Brits to under 3 runs per over and nabbing 5 wickets is a wonderful effort.

    Did I hear that a ‘heat wave’ if forecast for the weekend? That’ll break up the wicket!

    A fascinating couple of days lie ahead.

    ¹ and a beautiful morning it is too! Slightly overcast, not a breath of wind, temperature currently 17ºC

  4. Well played Soutie. Here I am complaining to the management forgetting that you are a boss.

    RE#2. There should have been a few smileys after both of my points but you knew that anyway.

    Young Bairstow has kept us in the game and today should be a cracker. Unfortunately, I won’t see any of the cricket today, I’ll be watching history as it happens. I have a ticket for Ibrox Park and will take my place at the biggest crowd in the country. The first home match for Rangers in League three.

  5. Have fun at Ibrox, good luck, I know what it’s like ‘having’ to compete in the lower echelons however our Cinderella province has just found it’s Prince and it’s back to the big time for us next year 🙂

    Stay tuned 🙂

  6. theroyalist :

    Unfortunately, I won’t see any of the cricket today, I’ll be watching history as it happens. I have a ticket for Ibrox Park and will take my place at the biggest crowd in the country. The first home match for Rangers in League three.

    Haw, JW.

    Enjoy the day. I’ll keep the Jock England cricket supporting flame burning on your behalf today.

    32,000 season tickets sold and a crowd of over 40,000 expected at Ibrox for a world record at a fourth-tier level! Already the ‘New’ Rangers are making history in their own right.

    Not, of course, that you have been divorced from any part of the famous history of the Rangers Football Club by recent events. In my opinion and whatever the Green Banshees continue to wail .

    Interesting to see that some sections of the Press are claiming that Black was booed at the Scotland v Australia match because he is now one of your lot. The truth is , of course, that the match was played at Fester Road with large numbers of Green Scum (Embran Chapter) present. He was booed not because he is a new Hun but because he is an old Jambo who has rubbed their drug-ravaged, plook-infested faces in the dust of defeat on so many happy occasions.

  7. Thanks Soutie and John.

    Not seen the official figures yet but it looks like our league three attendance from today is more than the combined SPL fixtures even if Tannadice is a sell-out tomorrow. What other “new” organisation could have that pulling power? Course we aren’t new, we’re old and beautiful. 5-1 going on 12-3 today. Entertaining game with our strikers misfiring and our defenders bombscaring.

    JM, I think you’re right about the Ian Black boo bhoys being from your neck of the woods. Our Scummy wouldn’t travel to a Scotland game. IB was applauded from all the stands today. Nice lad.

    Anything interesting happening at Lord’s?

  8. Morning all

    If we include rugby in these attendance stats there were 45,000 of us at our stadium to watch EP Kings vs Pumas for a ‘B’ section match (definitely 4th tier – Test, Super, Currie cup, ‘B’ section) on 29/10/2010, we lost 😦

  9. theroyalist :

    Anything interesting happening at Lord’s?

    It would appear to be the ‘same old, same old.’ Proteas well on top, consolidating their lead, preparing for that No.1 spot 😉

    I was asked yesterday how long I thought Graeme Smith should get his team to bat for, my reply? Monday lunchtime! 🙂

  10. Sorry in advance, got to descend into cliche- the first session will be vital.

    We’ve been through all this ground before as well. This should really have been a five Tester. Looking at the itinerary for upcoming England matches the next time we* will face South Africa will be December 2015.

    * for we, read “we”.

  11. Soutie :

    Morning all

    If we include rugby in these attendance stats there were 45,000 of us at our stadium to watch EP Kings vs Pumas for a ‘B’ section match (definitely 4th tier – Test, Super, Currie cup, ‘B’ section) on 29/10/2010, we lost :(

    Good morning Soutie. If we include International level as you have, then Rangers would be fifth-tier -International, Premier League, First, Second and then Third Division.

    Whatever. The New Huns had an incredible 49,117 and JW at Ibrox yesterday, More than the combined attendance at every other league ground in Jockland as the Weegie Green Scum had dragged their knuckles up to Ross County for an away game.

    Who needs Rangers? Scottish Football needs Rangers.

    Still hanging on to hope. If ‘we’ can get Amla and a couple of others early, then it might still all turn out to be for the best in the best of all possible worlds.

    Whatever, again. No possible help from the pitch or the weather and the Proteas are a great team. If they do not falter, they will deserve the Number 1 spot.
    +e

    oteasnbnnmnjv o not falter, then good luck to them

  12. So David Gower thinks that Morne Morkel will be embarrassed about his dismissal, I can assure you every single English cricket supporter that I meet tomorrow will also be,

    I know, I know it’s in the rules! Blah blah blah, yackety yack that must be one of the most underhand acts I’ve seen on a cricket field (as well as the previous attempt on Rudolph) in a long time.

    I hope they run Prior out at the bowlers end while he’s backing up.

    I sincerely hope that Smith instruct De Villiers to pause and wait at least 20 seconds (preferably 30)after every Tahir delivery tomorrow before passing the ball back to the bowler.

  13. Well played South Africa. There doesn’t seem to be a weakness in their line-up. Maybe it’s just as well this wasn’t a five Test series. The scoreline could have been worse for us England.

  14. theroyalist :

    Well played South Africa. There doesn’t seem to be a weakness in their line-up. Maybe it’s just as well this wasn’t a five Test series. The scoreline could have been worse for us England.

    JW, for shame. ‘They’ should still be ‘us’ even when ‘they’ lose. I do, of course, agree with you that the Proteas were, by far, the better team. No matter. ‘We’ll’ be back.

    Good luck against the Bairns tonight. May not be able to support you in the next round as there are still two ‘Wee Maroon’ teams left in the mix (the Warriors and the Red Lichties) and it would go against the grain to go against the colours.

    Worse, supporting the Weegie Green Scum tonight at arm’s length and with noseciip on as we need it for the Jock coefficient, particularly when the Jambos will have the Champions’ League spot next year.

    They’ve just scored in the second minute! It’ll probably end anyway in tears but that’ll teach the Swedes to try to extradite Assange.

  15. Well, thank you and thank you (remember I’m an Eastern Province supporter at heart, we rarely win anything)

    Of course muis (pronounced mace) down here generally means one of these……

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