Well done England

Yesterday I played cricket, sparing myself the painful experience of watching the English soccer team. My team won. It was a rare and glorious summer day. It was an unusual treat to feel warm.

We kept in touch with how the English team were faring. The icing on the cake for us was hearing that England won the Australia series 3-0. Let’s celebrate! Let’s fly the England flag for our cricketers.

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  1. OurSally
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    What? England beat Australia? I thought that wasn't allowed…

    • Jonathan
      Posted June 28, 2010 at 11:25 am | Permalink

      Scotland beat India on Wednesday, so these things can happen. As expected, normal service resumed on Friday with India thrashing Scotland.

  2. Alan Jutson
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    We beat the Aussies, and hardly a mention in the media.

    Instead they promote the failure of our football team.

    Sounds about right.

  3. a-tracy
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    In many State schools cricket is rarely played. There are some young boys who don't enjoy or aren't skilled enough to enjoy football who are offered rounders and/or volleyball instead. Consequently cricket is seen as a boring, slow game.

  4. christina sarginson
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    Thank you John always there with good news!!!

  5. StrongholdBarricades
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    A nail biting finish, so hopefully it transfers across to the ashes

  6. gac
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Just be grateful the Germans haven't taken up cricket!

  7. Stuart Fairney
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    JR one small request if I may ~ it is football not soccer.

    Only women and Yanks call it soccer.

    • TJA
      Posted June 29, 2010 at 10:10 am | Permalink

      I believe the correct term is 'Association Football'!

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