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Drowning Glory

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A man I know once told me that just before drowning the victim is visited by a kind of serenity, calmly accepts their fate and gives up on their mortal struggle. I’m clueless as to how my friend came by this information. I’m assuming that he’s never drowned himself or conducted extensive research on ill-starred guinea pigs.

I think a similar tranquility swept through me yesterday morning as Boucher and De Villiers batted South Africa round the bend and down the home straight. Thus today when Paul Collingwood succumbed to the longest of all long hops, it was a source of dry amusement and not a reason to throttle next-door’s dachshund. Although Fluffy should watch his back next time Matt Prior decides that catching practice is the best form of defence.

So I’m grateful for a quick painless demise this weekend. Imagine if it had been Graham Onions’ off the last ball. We can thank the selectors for avoiding that one.


Written by harrisharrison

January 17, 2010 at 11:48 am

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  1. A good call, I was working and listening to the radio for the final day of the 3rd Test, didn’t fancy another day like that.

    As for Prior’s shot, I noticed that he was talking things up before this game saying it is his dream to win the series 2-0. Always a bad sign when an England player starts to talk things up, as they rarely ever back it up on the field.

    Maybe that shot was the start of his one man crusade to set South Africa 300+ to chase on the 5th day, although I suspect it was just another braindead shot form one of England’s tactically aware batsmen. Or batsman wicketkeeper, whatever he is.

    Dean @ Cricket Betting Blog

    January 18, 2010 at 1:41 am

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