August 21, 2006


...we must find a way to blame America for this blatant attempt to incite Moslem anger.

Or, you know, global warming.

(Thanks once again to Steevil for finding such interesting stories about cricket. Goodness knows they are few and far between.)

Posted by Terry Oglesby at August 21, 2006 12:30 PM

And this seems to be the Cricket equivalent of a bench clearing brawl:

"The Pakistani side refused to come out of their dressing room after tea in protest at the umpires' ruling."

Posted by: steevil (Dr Weevil's bro Steve) at August 21, 2006 12:58 PM

Simply shocking!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 21, 2006 01:14 PM

Ridiculous. Complete fabrication. The entire story is undercut by this sentence:

as the game was heading towards an exciting conclusion.

Cricket? Exciting conclusion? Preposterous.

[an Aussie friend explained cricket to me as "an excuse to drink beer for three straight days"]

Posted by: skinnydan at August 21, 2006 01:49 PM

Come now, Skinnydan--I think everyone would be excited by the conclusion of a game of cricket. Or relieved. Or something.

My only question is how long it will be before angry cricket fans begin showing up here in the comments, wreaking havoc with such things as placing salt in the sugar bowls and making off with the tea cozies. Beasts, they are.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 21, 2006 01:56 PM

Your thought assumes that anyone is actually still in the stands at the end of a cricket match. Or those that are in the stands can still be considered, clinically, alive.

And any blighter that would make off with the tea cozies probably roasts marsh-mallouws with the toasting fork. Barbarians.

Posted by: skinnydan at August 21, 2006 03:11 PM

I think it would be much better if they had a band playing. I think a nice bagpipe regiment would tend to speed the games along quite nicely.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 21, 2006 04:14 PM