Field Theory by Hadyn Green

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Field Theory: The Cricket: a live account

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  • Geoff Lealand,

    Maybe you could start a new tradition, in a cricket equivalent of the seventh innings stretch.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2320 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Remember to wave a lot, cause we'll be watching on the telly and if I don't see you my suspicions will be roused...

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4369 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Irvine,

    Woah - Adidas access and cricket freebies... you're making me think my blog needs to be less crap.

    Auckland • Since Dec 2006 • 241 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Chapman,

    Woah - Adidas access and cricket freebies... you're making me think my blog needs to be less crap.

    Surely the point is to be more crap, at least the crickety bits. (No reflection on Haydn's blog.)

    Looking like the Windies will barely break a hundred. Wonder what Haydn's making of it.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2008 • 132 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    Well here is a very basic run down of what I thought of it (in reverse chronological order)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2081 posts Report Reply

  • Caleb D'Anvers,

    I can also report that town after the game was absolute carnage. I blame Jesse Ryder.

    East Greenwich • Since Mar 2008 • 433 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    What, that's it? A dozen twitter entries? After you got free entry, I'm expecting nothing less than an Ernst Hemingway-like account of the heroics at the Cake Tin, full of sentiment and pathos. Get to work, Green.

    (Although, I must say, of all days you could spend at a cricket game, you chose one concurrent with the conclusion of a truly magnificent test at the SCG. I doubt that many local fans of the game were focusing on the conclusion of the Wellington rubber while Smith padded up with a broken hand to try and save the game for Sourth Africa. What a giant.)

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7386 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Although, I must say, of all days you could spend at a cricket game, you chose one concurrent with the conclusion of a truly magnificent test at the SCG.

    Good gods, yes. And let's not forget Ntini too, who to be realistic cannot bat and yet survived 91 balls yesterday to come within ten deliveries of saving the draw for SA.

    And with absolutely nothing at stake. They'd already won the series, they already couldn't win the game, it was simply a matter of pride.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4369 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    And with absolutely nothing at stake. They'd already won the series, they already couldn't win the game, it was simply a matter of pride.

    Yup. I felt kind of cheap for watching the one-dayer just because my side was playing, when there was something like that going on on the next channel.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18991 posts Report Reply

  • Naly D,

    Ugh, what was up with Ryder. 'Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah boooooooooooooooooy!'

    It wasn't that good a wicket, jeez.

    Wellington • Since Sep 2008 • 307 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    Yup. I felt kind of cheap for watching the one-dayer just because my side was playing, when there was something like thatgoing on on the next channel.

    Two TVs, Mr Brown, two TVs.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1273 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    And let's not forget Ntini too, who to be realistic cannot bat

    Not out in both innings. A rock, a darker, clean-shaven WG Grace he was.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7386 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Two TVs, Mr Brown, two TVs.

    One TV, one TV on the game at the SCG :-)

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7386 posts Report Reply

  • Ben Chapman,

    Yup. I felt kind of cheap for watching the one-dayer just because my side was playing, when there was something like thatgoing on on the next channel.

    Heh. I feel cheap watching other teams just because the cricket is better.

    The SCG match was one of those good ones to follow on Cricinfo – constantly updating to see if he survived the next ball.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2008 • 132 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    After you got free entry, I'm expecting nothing less than an Ernst Hemingway-like account of the heroics at the Cake Tin, full of sentiment and pathos. Get to work, Green.

    I am, I am! Had paying work to do first.

    I was using the Tweets as a reminder

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2081 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    And at the Caketin they were announcing the Aus/Saf scores over the PA. And that Smith has a broken hand

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2081 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    I am, I am! Had paying work to do first.

    Remember: Hemingway-like. If you can do Nadine Gordimer, we'll take it at a pinch.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7386 posts Report Reply

  • Naly D,

    And let's not forget Ntini too, who to be realistic cannot bat

    What about his two fours off successive balls? Let's face it, we just want Ntini in our own team.

    Wellington • Since Sep 2008 • 307 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    What about his two fours off successive balls? Let's face it, we just want Ntini in our own team.

    At, what, about #4?

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1273 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard,

    I'm expecting nothing less than an Ernst Hemingway-like account of the heroics at the Cake Tin, full of sentiment and pathos. Get to work, Green.

    He promised us a Gonzo account, and I'm holding him to it: "We were near Thorndon on the edge of the Caketin when the G&Ts kicked in ... Look out! This is bat-pad country!"

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1039 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie,

    Dunno if you've seen this but thought you'd like...

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 566 posts Report Reply

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