Tuesday, June 23, 2009

First post on the upcoming ASDA Ashes

Would you believe, I have never written a post about the Ashes before? Or, as us mis-typers occasionally call them, the Arses.

Now that the rubbish is cleared out of the way, we can focus on the issues of genuine global importance.

After a rather vulgar tournament that shamelessly displayed skill, high drama and international enthusiasm, we can return to reality with an anachronistic context between some rubbish teams. A return to old days, where simple pleasures were to be found in honest forward defensives and half-hour ducks.

The battle between the fading giants of yore - admittedly, England have been fading since 1785 - will electrify a world that surely has not had enough of the continual gush of gushing, over-hyped mega-matches. “More meaningless minnow mega-matches” says the world.

But the Arses is not about ability, tradition or pride. No. It´s about the children - our children - who surely are our best hope for future non-Indian commercial opportunities. Cricket, after all, is about portfolio diversification.

One Indian spectator recently revealed to me in an exclusive interview:

“I don´t know why ya chattin´ to me, mate. I don´t speak a word of English, mate.”

A similar sentiment was spouted by the Australian Cricket Board. No one listens to the English Cricket Board, however.

Game on.

2 comments:

thevillagecricketer said...

Greetings,

Next Monday 29th June, Barnes CC in London will host the ultimate pre-Ashes encounter: The Village Cricketer's English All Stars v the Cricket with Balls Aussie Code of Conduct XI.

Starting at 3.30pm, its a 30:30 match to raise funds and awareness for the Everyman Male Cancer Campaign, part of the Institute of Cancer Research.

More information is available on the game here:
http://thevillagecricketer.com/2008/11/30/international-blogging-pride-at-stake-in-charity-extravaganza/

And donations can be made here: http://www.justgiving.com/thevillagecricketervcricketwithballs/

Also, please be aware that Jrod, the big cheese of Cricket with Balls, is still looking for Aussies (or pretend Aussies) to make up his side. Anyone fancying a game should email cwb@cricketwithballs.com

We'd be really grateful for a plug for the match if possible.

Cheers

The Village Cricketer

Sanath said...

True that test cricket is the format where the real challenge of the game lies.And I intend in making a correction that the blog under the URL http://cricket24x7.today.com will no more b edited by either me or anyone else. Instead, that will be continued on http://cricketrich.blogspot.com. Kindly change that link. The new blog will be updated atleast 5 days a wk.thank you