Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

The Thwack of Willow on Leather

The cricket season is underway- and England are playing New Zealand at Lords. One of our players got a century on debut- something that has only been achieved at Lords three times before in the history of the game- ain't that wonderful?

Yes- I know- most of you are raising your eyebrows. But here's something I've never understood. The whole English speaking world plays cricket- with the exception of you North Americans. You play base-ball- a related, but less complicated sport. Why? Is it because you opted out of the Empire at an early stage? Maybe. But that only explains the cricketlessness of the USA; it doesn't explain Canada. So what's going on? Does anybody out there know?
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