Wednesday, 20 August 2008

It's all in the Mind

With the news that today's Twenty20 has been called off, Nightwatchgirl had a dream about a magical land, where there was only rain at night (and even then it was just enough to keep the grass green and the flowers flowering), where the sun shone brightly (but no one got sunburned) and where the warm breeze and humid conditions allowed the ball to swing further than Jimmy Anderson ever thought possible.

It was in this land that a Twenty20 took place against England v South Africa. The crowd was happy because Kevin Pietersen won the toss and chose to bat first. The crowd was even happier when Ian Bell scored a record 200 off 87 balls and Freddy hit eight sixes in a row.

With the score of 393, England came out to bowl (after waving to Nightwatchgirl for good luck -she was in the stand cheering loudly). Graeme Smith scored 10 runs off the first over, and then the collapse happened, leaving South Africa all out for 23. Anderson and Broad both got a hat-trick and the team high-fived until their hands hurt. It truly was a great day for England cricket.

And then Nightwatchgirl woke up.

Damn it.

4 comments:

chinaman said...

Went through the 'looking glass' again, did you?

You had the best time in the wonderland, who says it has to be all in realife reality?

Thanks for stopping by on my site.

The Nightwatchgirl said...

If only Nightwatchgirl had magical powers and could turn dreams into reality...

Chinaman said...

Hmmm, lets see.

It definitely has to be willow,
good old english willow - polished.
No more than 11" (steady) for an easy backlift and followthrough.
Tufts of three lions' mane at its core.

And a decent 'spell' in the middle.
Howzatus for the magic.

The Nightwatchgirl said...

Nightwatchgirl has gone invisible. And sawed herself in half.