Thursday, November 23, 2006

Reflections on Disappointing First Day

As a carefree student I remember staying-up late and listening to Michael Slater smashing the first delivery of the 1994-5 series for 4. That set the tone for the entire series as Australia ran out 3-1 winners. England were fortunate to get the 1. Over 10 years later, as a responsible Local Government Officer, I stayed up to see Harmison's first delivery going straight to slip. Plus ca change, plus ca la meme chose.

When I saw James Andersen miss a possible run out by a country mile and going for an other-throw, I went to bed. My hope of England retaining the Ashes have been replaced by the aspiration that the series will at least be competitive.

I can deal with despair it is hope I can't stand.

3 Comments:

Blogger MPHowler said...

I am going to watch my 3-DVD set of 'The Ashes - the greatest series' over and over again - ah! the good old days! I wish Sky would sell the TV rights to Al Jezerra or some other channel I never watch!

8:59 pm  
Blogger senthil said...

I am senthil from india.
Playing good cricket in Tamil nadu cricket league match.
represented school level, college level, and State level.
I am intrested and looking to play english count cricket.
my E-mail Id- csenthilkrishnan_1982@yahoo.com
and Mobile No- 91 9884567456
I am waiting for your responce

2:21 pm  
Blogger senthil said...

I am senthil from india.
Playing good cricket in Tamil nadu cricket league match.
represented school level, college level, and State level.
I am intrested and looking to play english count cricket.
my E-mail Id- csenthilkrishnan_1982@yahoo.com
and Mobile No- 91 9884567456
I am waiting for your responce

2:21 pm  

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