August 20th, 2010

cricket

Gentlemen and Players



'Traditional Cricket Sweater' it says on the inside of this pattern. I made myself the boys' version donkey's years ago. It's good as new and perfect for an English summer's day like today. We are not seeing the professionals in them, though. Over on the Live Text Commentary on the Test Match, followers are filling in quiet spells in the match (plenty of those) by complaining about the England strip. (Oh rats! just heard Cook is out.) "even Lily Allen made the point last year that the Aussies looked far better in their cream outfits with knitted sweaters and woolly 'baggies'." says someone with nothing better to do. Who'd think I'd be agreeing with Lily Allen? I also hate those awful caps they wear when being interviewed after the day's play (I know: sponsors). Like modern tennis players in their silly baggy shorts, they look like overgrown toddlers.

This links with what I've just been reading over at burkesworks. I'm in the forlorn hope camp against train station, yarn store and other neologisms for those who speak English English. Heigh ho. I'm looking forward to watching the highlights of Cook's century on Cricket on Five later (too anti-Murdoch to have Sky). Anyone for Boycott Bingo?