Who are these people? Start of an occasional series - as I find them in the archives. Don't publish them on the site. Just let me know you know them and I'll publish the results in a while.
Gut Morgan Caption Competition
Now I believe MTWD has found some relative normality time to lower the tone and have some light relief in these most difficult times. Please feel free for any witty comments for the two photos. New Boy 2 the previous streaky winner will be the judge on the best and worse captions we come up with. Be careful out there. .
Nil Desperandum - the shape of things to come
And so we get to the season we have been watching come towards us over the horizon. It does not seem like over 2 years ago that the plans for this started to appear but they have changed almost out of all recognition since that time and we may not like what we see but as people say.... it is what it is so let's get after it!!
We Ain't Going to Stanford it. Part 5 of 6
Due to mix up in order this is final offering from Beefy of Antigua trip. Part 6 was submitted before part 5 and can be read at end link. Meanmwhile we hear of a game of beach cricket with legends and a boost for a local barman. .
India Start Next Phase of Test Championship as Favorites
India are clear favorites as they take on New Zealand in the first Test at the Basin Reserve. However the rumor is that the wicket will be a flattie, and will be hard work for the bowling units of both teams. What a difference from the bouncy green "Wonderbra" wickets that New Zealand used to routinely prepare for Indian Tests in the past. The quality of the Indian quicks makes that a very risky proposition and so the Home board has understandably gone away for those type of wickets...
Time for another caption competition from when we clinched the Championship at The Oval.
India U19 Reach World Cup Finals For Third Time in a Row
India U19s crossed swords (ok bats) with Pakistan U19s in the Semi-Finals of the U19 World Cup in South Africa, and the game which was billed as a clash of the titans ended up being a one-sided romp by the Indian side. This was an even more emphatic win than the win India U19s handed out to the Pakistani boys two years ago. The overall record of matches between India U19s and Pakistan U19s is 5-5... but India U19s have won the last 4 encounters, with ever more dominant margins. This reflects the fortunes of cricket in the two countries. In India it is a huge money spinner, and is played more and more professionally at every level. In Pakistan it is still stuck in a time warp around the turn of the millenium. This is mostly of its own making due to its insistence on exporting terrorism as a state sponsored activity against India, and the choking grip of an unholy kleptocratic military religious alliance. Until the Pakistani people take control of their destiny and topple this unholy alliance.. this divergence in both real life and in cricket between the countires will likely continue to widen.
The Long and winding Room
Beefy reports on our birthday lunch celebration. A new venue and a diversion. Most importantly a more enjoyable occasion than expected.
Nuts, Crackers and Sweet
We have an archive report from previous moderator Ged's ogblog Middlesex v Kent at Uxbridge 24th June 2008. This cracker of a report will drive you nuts as you hear Kev has always had the habbit of annoying people at cricket, Worth clicking on the link of excellent MTWD report .
We've been Robbed Final Part
We are on the final part of the Rob Story. Previously we hear he is terminally ill. Yet thankfully there were many more fun times together before the inevitable.