Test cricket

Have not been following this test series between England and South Africa very closely.  But today happened to have an hour or so and tuned in on Skye.  Great ‘leg pulling’ between Atherton and ‘Bumble’ in the commentary box (about bell ringing).

After all the excitement of the Olympics great to focus in on the struggle that so often is cricket.  South Africa took the new ball, batsman (Prior) throws his wicket away first ball and then we watch as Jonny Bairstow works his way toward a maiden Test century – only to come unstuck at 95.

So much to occupy your attention – swinging ball, round the wicket to left handers, changing fields, outstanding fast bowling (Steyn).

And a beautiful, sunny day for cricket.


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