2009 Diary

A Ramble on Women's Cricket
 - with diversions -

This diary will be updated periodically throughout the year.

2009 Page 2
[December] And firstly an apology for the break in service - not that anyone has emailed to complain so I may well be typing to myself here. The reasons - well it's been a year of the best and the worst. I'll not trouble you with the worst and the best you know all about already. In fact I had already made my new year resolution to resume this typing in 2010 but was stirred to start earlier by a strange event.
Everyone in the UK will be familiar with the BBC's "Sports Personality of the Year" TV show. I am told the public votes for this individual but I am not sure who decides on the other awards presented on the night. Anyway last night the England men's team collected the team award. Well - quite right - after all they defeated the strongest Australian side in years to grab the Ashes, and did so well in the T20 World Cup. I remember watching McGrath, Warne etc. being thrashed all around the park and I travelled to the Oval for the T20 semi and Lord's for the final and ...
Hang on a minute ... am I thinking of another team, or another year? I am sure some in an England shirt were at the Oval and Lord's but was it Strauss et al there? Who were they I wonder... I felt sure I ran into them in Sydney early in the year too, clasping some silverware that said "World Cup" or some such. I must be getting old - memory playing me tricks - if the judges say it was the men then I guess dementia is setting in. Here's a picture of them I took when they held on to the Ashes. I'll give a prize to anyone who can pick out Andrew Strauss (or James Anderson or ...)

The Ramble Continues