Friday, 8 January 2010

Taking Stock

Right. NWG has calmed herself (a little bit, at least), and today the full weight of yesterday's play has dawned on her.

England are finally good at something.

They can save Test matches.

Graham Onion's performance yesterday was unimaginable. He braved the worst of South Africa. They did everything. And failed.

Ian Bell, not NWG's favourite player, came good. He did what he was supposed to do. He fulfilled his role. As did Paul Collingwood, but that wasn't a big surprise. Not compared to Bell.

And now England can't lose the series.

And if that wasn't enough, seeing Graeme Smith get hit in the head by Paul Harris' knee added that bit of comic relief to what was a very stressful day of watching cricket.

Anyone who says that Test cricket is boring either doesn't understand it, or (and this may be slightly controversial) has no brain.

Simple.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Wow

No words.

Ian Bell - hero.

Graham Onions - hero.

Paul Collingwood - hero.

Graeme Swann - hero.

England you rule.

What an end.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Day 5 Looms

NWG can't bear it. She will not be watching tomorrow, and instead be making snowmen.

KP please learn/remember how to bat before the next Test. NWG would really appreciate it. All the other batsmen make an effort (yes, some more than others), but you seemed to have ducked out of performing your role of late.

Sort. It. Out.

Thanks.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Day 3 = Disaster

Yes, NWG has given up.

There is no hope.

Monday, 4 January 2010

2010 Already Can't Get Any Better

Thanks Stani.

Everyone revel in the greatness that is Matthew Hoggard.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Yes, NWG Knows, There's Loads Of Cricket

OK. South Africa v England first:

1. It's going alright.
2. It's a pretty ground.
3. Blah blah blah.

Australia v Pakistan:

Here's the juicy one. Australia all out for 127. Nice. And NWG always loves it when Ponting gets a duck and a tail ender (albeit a good one) is the top scorer. This game could well turn in to a cracker if Pakistan can bat well in their first innings.

NWG should also add that Swann's reign of greatness is over as it turns out he is human by dropping Smith in the first over. Tut tut.