Monday, 22 November 2010

Cricket: The Board (bored) Game

NWG was just minding her own business in a little shop in Tasmania (as you do when you have four days to go till the Brisbane Test), when she saw this.

No, she didn't buy it.

And yes, her first thought too was 'how strange Australia is.'

Her second thought was that it was no surprise that this game was now in a junk shop.

Her third thought was how odd Michael Clarke looks. It explains his lack of modelling contracts.

Her fourth thought (NWG knows, four thoughts in a matter of seconds) was, is this why Australian cricket is/was so good? Because they spend all their time playing this game?

p.s. yes, your eyes aren't playing tricks on you, that is Andrew Symonds.


Joe said...

This isn't just an Australian thing. I had this board game when I was a kid (in London). It's the cricket equivalent of Subbuteo, and it's actually pretty good!
But not as good as the card game Armchair Cricket, which is BRILLIANT.

Unknown said...

I thought that game came from England. It was previously called Fred Trueman's Test Match and had the England great on the box in all his 1970s splendor. Its better than all those lame cricket computer simulations. I hope NWG makes it out of Tasmania unscathed. There are a lot of small towns full of inbred folk.

The Nightwatchgirl said...

NWG obviously missed out on this game. It explains a lot.

And Ben, fear not, NWG quite likes Tasmania. It's like Cornwall without the people.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for some quality points there. I am kind of new to online , so I printed this off to put in my file, any better way to go about keeping track of it then printing?

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