Thursday, June 16

a perfect series

Mike Marqusee too is looking forward to the Ashes in an interesting article about cricket following in England that salivates at the prospect of the summer thus:

The real excitement...lies in the chance to enjoy a close-fought seesaw contest showcasing skill, sweat and inspiration. Like an ample 19th-century novel, the 12-week Australia-England showdown promises plot and subplot, major and minor characters, a wealth of incident and (if we're lucky) a result that is unpredictable yet somehow just, and in genuine doubt until stumps are drawn on the last day of the final Test at the Oval in September.
He's just described the near perfect series (like this one), but if we get 60% of that I will be thrilled.

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