What a game!

Well, we lost but theres very little shame in that when you lose by 2 runs
and have scored 320. 642 runs a days cricket .. you can’t ask for much more
than that. And the atmosphere at the stadium was great. I’m off to the
cricket wilderness of Pittsburgh for a few weeks, so cricinfo.com will be my
friend.

World XI vs Australia

Yay its cricket season in the southern hemisphere. Tonight the World XI are
playing Australia in Melbourne, and Daniel Vettori has started the series
really well. He took 4-33 off his 10 overs when bowling, hopefully he will
do well with the bat as well. Currently the World XI arent chasing so well
at 61-3 … but they bat a long way down, so we’ll see.
There are 4 internationals in Wellington this summer, Australia ODI on the
7th of December, Sri Lanka ODI 6th of January, West Indies ODI on the 18th
and West Indies 17-21 March.
I plan to be at them all, barring the ODI on the 6th of January, wearing my
beige and singing stupid songs.

UPDATE 2005/10/05: Eeek

Its now 105-7. 149 to win off 121 balls, I cant see it happening

UPDATE 2005/10/06: Bah

Its now 118-8 … 142 off 102, but Daniel is batting now so Ill watch for a
bit longer.

Very good weekend for sports.

Well all apart from the Wellington Lions playing some woeful rugby on Friday
night, its been a good weekend for sports so far. Shane Bond has returned
with a roar to One day cricket, smashing through the Indian batsman, to help
NZ win a game that should have been Indias. Then last night in one of the
closer tests you’ll ever see, the All Blacks got up to beat the Springboks.
And at the same time Stacy Jones was scoring the winning try for the
Warriors. And to top it off, if England don’t choke (and lets face it,
theres a good chance they will) they should beat Australia in the 4th Ashes
cricket test.

Well that was a Shellacking!

What a game, Dan Carter was magnificent. I was worried in those first 10
minutes, but when the AB’s got their defense sorted it was all over. I have
to say how utterly fantastic the Lions fans are. Gracious in defeat and
seeming to thoroughly enjoy themselves. I cant say the same for the lame
bunch of boys from the Hutt who were standing by us for the second half. But
lame dickheads from the Hutt aside it was a great night out.

Watching the game along with half of Wellington and what seemed to be half
the UK and Ireland as well.