GAYLE FORCE

The West Indies last won a Test away from home against a major opponent seven years ago. Tonight they’re closing in on South Africa at Port Elizabeth; six more wickets needed.

UPDATE. Cricket Watcher’s Journal:

Windies are running! Windies are breaking free … free of the four walls! And there’s just one Kallis jailer-man to stop them. They have sprouted wings and history beckons these boys.

UPDATE II. Kallis out. South Africa need 225 runs; Windies need five wickets.

UPDATE III. Another wicket down. Cricinfo comment: “West Indies need to keep it tidy and this match is theirs. South Africa have a mountain to climb.”

UPDATE IV. Only two wickets remain.

UPDATE V. WINDIES WIN! First time ever in South Africa.

Posted by Tim B. on 12/29/2007 at 08:00 AM
    1. He he he. Can’t wait to see the furriner’s figure that out.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 12 29 at 08:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ash

      That was what I was thinking. They are in the last weeks of the NFL season, and the subtleties of cricket would be lost on them.

      But with the Aussies doing so well, who cares about South Africa and West Indies.

      Posted by Pa Feral on 2007 12 29 at 08:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’ve been coming here for years but I still have no idea what you are talking about when you discuss cricket.

      Is there a cricket to English guide out there?

      Posted by chrisbg99 on 2007 12 29 at 10:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. Uh-oh are we looking at the genesis of another England humiliation in the future?

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2007 12 29 at 02:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. To understand cricket you need to understand the circumstances under which it appeared. You see, originally baseball was a game you played between battles, cricket was a game you played between wars.

      Posted by mythusmage on 2007 12 29 at 03:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. Well besides stupid sayings that don’t really explain anything.

      Posted by chrisbg99 on 2007 12 29 at 05:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. #6;Chris

      I don’t linky, but

      Try abcofcricket.com.  Click on the beginner tab on the left.

      Wiki also has a pretty good explanation with proper prompting.

      These sites have made this seppo an expert in the game-well-sure-ok-er-umm….:)

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 12 29 at 06:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. *those sites*!

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 12 29 at 06:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. The stat thrown around at the MCG on Dec 26 was that half of the first day crowd at the MCG would be more than the total 5 day crowd at Port Elizabeth for the Windies/Jaapie Test. That means about 30,000 in total over 5 days in PE.

      Who cares. They lost!!!

      So we all sing together ‘I’m a dutchman born and bred, thick in the arm and thick in the head’

      Posted by mehaul on 2007 12 30 at 07:26 AM • permalink

 

  1. #6 chrisbg99,

    For your further annoyance I present this tidbit. The difference between the British and the Chinese can be summed up thusly…

    The Chinese took writing and came up with calligraphy.

    The British took baseball and came up with cricket.

    Posted by mythusmage on 2007 12 30 at 02:59 PM • permalink