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20
May
12

England V West Indies

Just spent a great two days at the cricket at Lords – Day 2 & 3 of the England V West Indies test match. Weather was a bit cool for cricket but we saw some great play. We missed Chanderpaul in the first innings but got to see some form on Day 3. And Strauss got a great century with Trott also playing some great shots. And by end of Day 4 its getting very exciting. England 1-1 with Strauss not able to live up to his first innings century. Depending on weather, tomorrow is bound to be interesting.

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13
Mar
10

Hockey update

The finals are later today. No Asian team made it through. The Pakistan team have resigned/quit en mass due to their poor showing, which I think is a bit drastic. Spain beat Korea 2-0 in South Korea’s final match. Australia plays Germany in the final for the third time in a row. England and Holland will play to determine third and fourth place. Germany has won the previous two final’s matches against Australia. I’m going to miss the match because, coincidentally, I have my own hockey game this morning.

UPDATE: Australia beat Germany, Holland beat England

06
Mar
10

Hockey – no, not that one

The World Cup 2010 Men’s FIELD hockey is currently taking place in New Delhi, India. This is a welcome change after the hype of the Winter Olympics, which doesn’t usually interest me too much because I never played winter (read: snow or ice based) sports. I know that the South Korea women’s field hockey team is usually pretty good but I don’t much about the men’s team. Turns out they are ranked 5th in the world. However, they are not doing so well right now. They beat Argentina (world ranking 14) but have been defeated by New Zealand (world ranking 8). Looks like they will struggle to make it to the Semis. Apparently South Korea are the Asian Champions.

The Australian team is faring better. They were beaten, unexpectedly, by England but have come back strong and should make it to the semis. Currently ranked second in the world, we stand a good chance of winning I should think. They trounced South Africa 12-0 in a World Cup record drubbing. The final will be Saturday 13 March.

The women’s World Cup field hockey is due to take place in Argentina later this year. I would expect the Australian women’s team to also be among the favourites; they usually do very well. Next big hockey event for Australia, outside of World Cups, is the Commonwealth Games.




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