Monday, July 31, 2006

Ripley's Opposites and How!

Two incidents took place this last week in the world of cricket that couldn't be more far apart.

In the first instance, English Village Cricket saw something amazing in its Dishforth VS Goldsborough match in the Nidderdale Amateur League at North Yorkshire.

The Goldsborough village cricket team has earned the dubious distinction of having all its batsman getting out before scoring a single run. Goldsborough’s princely five runs came from four byes and one leg-bye. Goldsborough captain Peter Horseman somehow tried to hide his embarrassment saying they almost got a run but couldn’t take it because the batsman was hurt. “It was surreal and embarrassing. We almost got a run, but the batsman turned it down because he’d just been hit on the foot,” he said.

On the flip side, have a look at this.

Sri Lanka VS South Africa.

Sri Lanka 1st innings
WU Tharanga c Boucher b Steyn 7
ST Jayasuriya lbw b Steyn 4
KC Sangakkara c Boucher b Hall 287
DPMD Jayawardene b Nel 374
TM Dilshan lbw b Steyn 45
CK Kapugedera not out 1
Extras (b 17,lb 5,w 8,nb 8) 38

Total (5 wickets dec; 185.1 overs) 756

Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Jayasuriya, 1.3 ov), 2-14 (Tharanga, 3.3 ov), 3-638 (Sangakkara, 160.3 ov), 4-751 (Dilshan, 182.1 ov), 5-756 (DPMD Jayawardene, 185.1 ov)

How the heck does someone, in a Test Match go from 2-14 to 3-638 ???



Blogger suemamma said...

Me not into cricket at all. But Terry Pratchett--I am a big, big fan! I keep reading & re-reading whatever I have.

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