Sport 09 Jan 2007 09:19 pm

Twenty/20 cricket silly/silly

I’m sitting here watching the Twenty/20 cricket match from the Sydney Cricket Ground. To be honest, it’s very silly/silly. This is cricket for those with a short attention span. Lots of slogging – but very little finesse, strategy or cunning involved.

Last Wednesday, I was delighted to be invited by a long-time friend to be his guest at Day 3 of the Test Match (versus England). What a contrast! It was a day of sustained pressure applied by the Australians to their English opposition: the tail wagged and the bowlers claimed wickets. It was an example of intensive and unrelenting cricket. Engrossing.

Back to tonight… The English batsmen (perhaps in this form of the game we should call them batters) are taking to the crease now. Visibility is reduced due to fireworks smoke. The television commentator says England has two choices: slog or slog.

Sigh…

One Response to “Twenty/20 cricket silly/silly”

  1. on 10 Jan 2007 at 16:57 (Sydney) 1.Zog said …

    You purist, you!

    You’ve gotta admit that it takes a lot of skill to come out and score 221 off just 20 overs – no reduced boundaries, like they’ve done before.

    What are you worried about? It’s not as though it will replace test cricket, or 50 over ODI’s.

    Bah, humbug!