Summer holidays in Australia means cricket on one channel and tennis on the other. When I was younger this used to really bug me because I don’t like cricket, and tennis – well I could never sit and watch that either. Now, I don’t watch TV during the day so it isn’t such an annoyance…but, I still don’t understand it and it still puts me to sleep.
Am I un-Australian because I don’t like cricket? Maybe. But no matter how many times Mr Lace has tried to explain it to me, and how many times I have heard how exciting it is I feel my eyes glazing over and I start thinking about other things. Where’s the running? Where’s the hot bods in short shorts? And if it’s such an amazing sport – how can they wear long pants and a jumper while playing. Clearly very sweat inducing.
I’m not saying cricket doesn’t involve skill, and for some reason the male species seem to love it. My 3 year old can hit the ball better than I can and even he has the patience to watch at least a few minutes of it. I’m sure I am destined for a life of sitting watching him play cricket on Saturdays too because he is likely to pick it up when he starts school. My punishment for this post perhaps.
Once I sat on the plane next to Richie Benaud and a bunch of English cricket players were on board (or so my brother excitedly informed me), but of course, I felt nothing. I was much more thrilled to see “Alf Stewart” in person.
This week we are discussing cricket (and the watch-a-bility of other sports too) and I want you to weigh up in the discussion and tell me whether you are a fanatic or if you would rather watch paint dry. Cricket, golf, tennis, AFL, soccer, rugby? What do you love to watch and what do you loathe?
What are we going to give away this week? It’s from Rainbow Designs – the Bella Bath Crystals and we are choosing TWO winners this week. Want to win one? Participate by commenting below. The winners will be contacted by email so make sure your address is current. Competition closes 10th January 2012 Midnight AEST. Australian residents only. Check back next Wednesday for a new weekly discussion.