I'm very happy we're through to finals day, but it now means I won't get to Canterbury for *ages*


Feb. 21st, 2009 11:31 am
My Kent membership arrived today! I know it always does at this time of year, but it's exciting nonetheless

However, I would like to make a complaint. Kent are discriminating against me with their "free tickets for Friends" offer because a) I don't have that many friends, b) those that I do have either have membership already or are [livejournal.com profile] indian_skimmer who is already on your mailing list, c) those others that I have do not like cricket and probably don't want their soul sold to KentCC Mailing List.

[livejournal.com profile] indian_skimmer do you want to come to the Scotland game on May Bank Holiday? I can try and get you a free ticket, but I suspect they will refuse it, but you should come anyway because there will be Geraint and Ryan and MvJ and some people who play for Scotland whose names I don't know and it will possibly be my first cricket of the season.

Graeme's penguin thinks I'm being discriminated against too.
So, after an horrific working week, (starting every day at 5am, getting home just after 8pm and driving a total of 757 miles) I was planning to get in one final day of Kent this season - especially having been rubbish at getting down to Canterbury all season. However, I can't face driving another 120 miles to watch them get relegated.

I'm sorry Kent, but you're there to make me happy and you'll all look sad and then I'll get sad and I don't want to be sad. I'm going to pretend that this season didn't happen and start again next year.

I know I've also been a useless cricketing friend this season too, so sorry [livejournal.com profile] akkrenskarin, [livejournal.com profile] writan_bur, and [livejournal.com profile] natalieleach89. I promise to be better next season. Although, you might have forgotton me by then!


Sep. 13th, 2008 06:15 pm
Somehow it's worse that we got so close to *everything* and came away with nothing from this season.
Dear Kent,

You owe me £42.

Love, me.

Also, I was watching Olympic Breakfast this morning, and I used to babysit for one of the 400m finalists. This made me feel *extremely* old. Anyway, if you're going to watch the 400m women's final, you should bear in mind that Nicola Sanders cried when I wouldn't let her watch TV after 10pm.


Jul. 4th, 2008 06:54 pm
It's time to employ my celebratory Kent icons!

*dances the dance of final-going joy*

Dear Kent

Apr. 16th, 2008 07:10 pm
It's bad enough that I have to miss the first two days of this match let alone if you manage to lose it before I'm there.

*prays for rain*
Bowling muscles *hurt*.

I have discovered this after playing cricket for only the fourth time in my life. [livejournal.com profile] akkrenskarin, [livejournal.com profile] writan_bur, and [livejournal.com profile] natalieleach89 were witness to my, as yet unindentified, bowling.

Because of the running part of bowling, I have declared myself opener of our imaginary cricket team, in part due to the glorious six I sent sailing onto the roof of the Annexe, prompting the photographer to ask us to move, but mostly due to the fact that I've perfected the cross-legged-lean-on-bat-whilst-standing-at-the-non-striker's-end part of the batting process.

I had a fantastic mini-holiday in Canterbury, despite Kent having somewhere more important to be and playing with a definite end-of-term feel. I ate cookies and watched cricket and met (and ate several desserts with) the lovely [livejournal.com profile] writan_bur. Also discovered that we have both met [livejournal.com profile] kitkat3979 thus proving what a small world it is.

The high point, with all due respect to [livejournal.com profile] akkrenskarin, [livejournal.com profile] natalieleach89 and [livejournal.com profile] writan_bur, was most definitely Geraint bowling. He even did special "bowl me! bowl me!" gestures on the boundary.
I went to Kent vs Somerset at Canterbury. We're not mentioning the score, The Enforcer, McClaren and Tredwell were the only players to bother playing cricket.

Anyway, that's beside the point.

I was sitting in front of two old ladies. Their conversation included the following gems:

1) "Is that the wicket keeper, the England one? He's very sweet."
2) "I don't really like Australians" "no" "They're very uncouth."
3) "I could've run Justin Langer out from there."
4) "He (Marcus Trescothick) is a very good looking young man."

It was entirely possible these two ladies were future versions of [livejournal.com profile] indian_skimmer and I. Because, should time travel be invented by the time we're 70, we would so use it to go back and watch Geraint.
I may have had a little bit of a temper tantrum and threatened to go home at the 32nd over, but then Darren Stevens hit 3 fours in an over whilst I was in the toilet. I like to think Darren Stevens was being special just for me.

However, I am now of the firm opinion that Kent get paid by the over, as it's the only way to explain why they take every damn game to the final ball.

There was surprise Harmison, Geraint doing a little demonstration of a running man so that they'd send Joe Denly on as a runner, and two drunk men who took four overs to subtract 89 from 204.

[livejournal.com profile] akkrenskarin Sorry, I was going to come and speak to you at the interval but I got distracted by the shiny trophy and then had to dash off at the end. I take it that the lucky seat has regained its power?
Firstly, I would like to apologise to the five Sussex supporters who were sat in front of me for all the screaming and yelling I did in their ears.

Secondly, I would like to apologise to the well intentioned Kent fan sat beside me, who with Kent needing 4 runs off four balls in the semi-final, uttered the Fate-tempting phrase "we can do it from here". I'm sorry I turned on you and told you I would personally eject you from the ground if you ever said that again. However, I would have done and you needed to be warned. You should know better than that.

I had an utterly fantastic day, helped in no small amount by the fact that Kent won. It appears that my terrible, awful cricket karma of the past two years momentarily left me as the day was packed with superb happenings.

Don't get me wrong, this in no way makes up for the hysterical wicket-keeper related depression which descended this time last year, but it is more than worthy repayment for the destruction of the Special Weekend of Specialness, the missing of Geraint's century, and the withdrawal of Sangakkara from Sangakarra week.

things that were fantastic about Twenty20 Finals Day )

[livejournal.com profile] akkrenskarin Did you eat your hat yet?
But woo!

I had to leave early because the finish was delayed, and I'm feeling slightly sensitive that they waited till I left to look good, but, still, Win!

And, Strauss hit me with a ball! That was very exciting. It only hit my foot, and thankfully a small child threw it back saving me the humilation of throwing in public, but I like to think Strauss picked me out especially.

There were south africans near enough to be poked with sticks, Geraint wearing two jumpers and a coat and an as yet unidentified attractive middlesex player.

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