Thursday, January 06, 2011

Misery loves cricket company

The headline in today's DAILY TELEGRAPH says it all: "Put us out of our misery."
I listened on ABC GRANDSTAND online last night as the miserable southern summer continued for AUSTRALIA.

While record floods continued to dog Queensland, record ENGLAND runs plagued the cricket team in SYDNEY.

Matt Prior scored 118 runs from 130 balls bowled as England made their highest Test match score on Australian soil with 644. The previous record, 636, was also set in Sydney, back in December 1928.

It's been that kind of a tour for England, who are on the verge of a 3-1 series victory. As evidence, note that the third-highest score on Aussie soil, 620-5 declared, was also set during this series -- last month in Adelaide.

The Australian newspapers have been full of stories about the current state of disarray facing Australian cricket.

I'm sure they'll be back to top form eventually -- the weather is better than in England, for one thing, giving young Aussie cricketers more practice and game opportunities throughout the year.

It's not all that sunny Down Under at the moment.


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