Posts Tagged ‘cricket’

Cricket World Cup

Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | Sport

We won!

I literally know nothing about this. But I need a blog post for my end of year review. Although it seems hard to believe that this is the first time we have won it. We literally invented the sport so that it would be too confusing and boring for any other country to be good at.

Lord’s cricket ground

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 | Thoughts

Why does Lord’s have a Deathly Hallows weather vane on the top?

Glory supporting

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 | Distractions, Thoughts

As you may be aware, the 2012 IPL season recently started.

I haven’t got round to watching any of it this year, but if I was, one of the first tasks I would have to do is to pick a team to support (because obviously, it’s more exciting when you are supporting one side or the other).

The question is though, why would I pick anyone other than Chennai Super Kings? Having demolished their opposition in the final last year, and previously won the tournament in recent years before that, they’re clearly the best team. So it then becomes very difficult to justify supporting someone else.

It seems wrong to support a team just because they are the best team, but given I don’t have any geographic bias to work on as I would with English football clubs, how can it really be justified to pick anyone else given I obviously want to be supporting the winning team?

Sporting Saturdays

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 | Distractions, Life

Last Saturday saw the final of the 2011 Indian Premiere League. The two teams who were fighting out were the Chennai Super Kings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The Super Kings made a fantastic start, reaching 205 runs by the end of their innings. This left the Royal Challengers with a huge hill to climb and when Chris Gale fell in the first few balls, you knew it was all over.

The cricket was followed by the UEFA Champion’s League final between Manchester United and Barcelona. Man Utd played reasonably well but were ultimately completed outclassed by a team with mirrored the superb play of the World Cup winning Spanish side.

The biggest surprise of the day however was that I actually spent some time watching sport. Could it be that two years working in the sports betting industry has finally got to me? Is this s a sign that the rapture is on its way after all? Only time will tell…

Cricket goes live

Sunday, May 1st, 2011 | Tech

If you’re wondering what the latest buzz at Buzz is, we’ve been very busy since launching football few months ago. Having launched Aussie rules last week, we also went live with cricket this week, so if you fancy yourself as a play by play cricket pundit, head over to our website where we are trading every IPL game.