Wednesday, July 15, 2009
For Cricket Tragics
Disappointed in the cricket commentary on SBS?
Try the over-by-over commentary on the Guardian site. Sure they're the enemy, but so much more amusing.
From the first test -
"14th over: England 34-1 (Strauss 18, Bopara 4) After a very tricky start, in which he looked like he needed sat-nav to find his own nipples, Bopara is starting to settle. It's cat-and-mouse in that over: Bopara happy to leave everything, Hilfenhaus trying to draw him into that dangerous corridor. The result is six leaves, and a maiden. Hilfenhaus has figures of 7-3-10-1. The word 'Alderman' has been tentatively uttered. "Have the Aussies pulled a fast one by selecting each of the school houses at Hogworts? Katich, Hauritz, Siddle and Hilfenhaus," says Steve Baldock, whistling a cultural reference over my head."
I don't even like cricket much, but I could be a convert with commentary like this.