Sunday 22 April 2012

Cricket?...............from Rico

I had a very dear friend, an amigo, who had spent time in the Raj and tried to explain the game of Cricket to me. The scoring, also.
- My upshot was a game akin to watching paint dry. I did learn to 'recognize' a proper cricket bat, however. [It is similar to the American 'football bat'].

Another friend in the former Crown Colony of Hong Kong also kindly tried to explain the 'abbreviated' version of their 'Sevens' cricket.
- Yawn. [Pass the cucumber sandwiches and the Sriracha sauce, please.]

Now a GOOD scrum, and Rugby I rather DO understand, and quite appreciate.
- Aussie Rules, well..... rule!

- They ALL beat playing polo with a human head or a live goat IMHO! Ahhh, Afghanistan: to badly quote Kipling - "...when you're lyin' there bleedin' on Afghanistan's plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, just roll to your rifle and blow out 'yer brains, and go to 'yer God like a soldier!"

And who, today, has the slightest "clue" about the 25th Essex's "Last Stand at Gandamack?"

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