My corner of the oval

… thoughts from a Kiwi cricket fan

How long is too long?

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So, how long does one leave birthday cards around? 😉
I must say, it is quite cheerful in my dark, cold little flat with a row of love from family and friends for me to see daily 🙂

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Cricket on a Friday night!

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French polishing your fingernails; its what we do when we watch England v New Zealand test cricket from London late on a Friday night!

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The anticipation is building!

Ross Taylor tweeted this picture this week:

(Photo courtesy of Ross Taylor)

(Photo courtesy of Ross Taylor)

… and all it succeeded in doing was make me feel even more excited for the next test instalment between England and our New Zealand Black Caps!

That, and make me wonder just how much of a zombie I’ll be at work during these next few weeks as I try and persuade myself to get some sleep while an exciting test match is taking place on the other side of the world!!

Being able to enjoy radio commentary (ah, back to the old days of cricket on the radio in the middle of the night!) of the two warm up matches the Black Caps played against Derbyshire, and the England Lions, has also, I believe, helped in increase the excitement and anticipation levels, knowing that our team are getting themselves some good match practice, and at various times over the few days of warm-up games, each of them have been able to either put in a decent batting innings, or put together a superb bowling spell 🙂

Is anyone else getting excited at the prospect of sleepless nights and entertaining test cricket starting from Thursday night this week in New Zealand?!!

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