Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

The cricket days...

Here is a post of mine in response to a post from eNZedder...

As much as I hate Fox News, I was very, very surprised to see Fox Sports (a new station where I live) carried the India/New Zealand cricket match, albeit in a 1 hour condensed version. (I assume that they are starting to have some cricket coverage to appease all the expatriot Indian and Pakistani engineers our computer companies have attracted...) I was completely happy and otherwise overwhelmed when New Zealand managed to pull it off... (After all, India outnumbers your country about 200 to one, and they have those wicked bowlers!)

I'm one of the few Americans I know who actually knows anything about cricket. When I was 19 and working at a college radio station handling nightclub promotions, I got to know a British club owner who was quite a cricket fan. Unfortunately, he never had the chance to get a game together... at least until he booked a band who was also quite fond of the game.

To make a long story short, I was (inadvertently) a founding member of the Santa Clara Cricket Club, and the first time I played the game was against the band Hunters & Collectors! It was a lot of fun (and a lot of Bass!), the band was a great bunch of guys ...and boy did they clobber us! ;)

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