Over the last few weeks, I have let this blog slowly slip through my fingers.
I don’t mean to be so dramatic, but if you knew me, you would know that’s just how I am: dramatic.
Not only have I been putting off posting, I have been more or less ignoring the sport all together.
And I feel like I have written this post, and nothing but this post, for the last few weeks. It’s almost as if I have run out of things to write about.
That’s right, despite the fact that the topic of this blog is a sport that has been around for 150 years, features year round competition, and is constantly amazing me with its stories and its controversies, I cannot find a topic to write about.
I mean, how many times can I write about the weather in Dhaka and a stadium in Guyana? Not as often as I would hope, it seems.
So despite the fact that there is SO MUCH HAPPENING in cricket right now, (India v the West Indies, South Africa v Australia, Pakistan v Sri Lanka (mouth watering!), the spot fixing trial in London, not to mention domestic competitions throughout the southern hemisphere,) I need to get back to basics: the English County Game. With sprinklings of the aforementioned tours and tournaments here and there.
This will start tomorrow with my post on the 2011 County Champions, Lancashire. I will go over their history, their stadia, their celebrity fans, their heroes, and their villains. And I promise to not make it a copy and paste job from their wiki page. After Lancashire, I will write about Mick Jagger’s preferred club, Kent, followed by Sussex, and then each division 1 and maybe division 2 county cricket club. That should last me through the winter, and maybe re-inspire this blog a little.
Back on the pitch, India is taking a 600 run lead into day three against the West Indies. Of course, the Windies have eight wickets in hand and it is only the first innings, but it looks as though Dhoni is determined to regain his country’s number one test rating, as he put up 144 off of only 175 balls at the crease earlier today.
That is the only big international match happening right now. The 2nd (and, sadly, final) test between South Africa and Australia starts on the 17th, and the third of five ODIs between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Dubai starts on the 18th. I missed the tests of that series during my hiatus, unfortunately.
Okay, until tomorrow, when I bring you: Lancashire.
Oh, and also: this is my 100th post. Better late than never, right? RIGHT!?