At 1/23/05 11:36 AM, ColdstreamCooper wrote:
One has to agree that Father Ted was good, but one can't really say it was the best, even with Father Jack and his little drink problem.
Problem? For it to be a problem, would entail that Jack suffers from it. One thinks that he quite enjoys it, actually.
Anyway, on to the cricket.
Fifth Test, Centurion
South Africa 247
On another rain-disrupted day, England thought they had gained the upper hand, by finishing the South African innings off in two balls, without them adding to their overnight total. Simon Jones got Andrew Hall (11) to swing at a loose one and he edged to Andrew Strauss, who ran back and took a nice catch.
However, England need to make something of their first innings, to make it count.
Marcus Trescothick (20) was run out by a direct hit early on. Rob Key (1) followed soon after and Michael Vaughan (0) made it thre quick wickets, giving South Africa the momentum. Andrew Strauss (44) and Graham Thorpe (32*) eluded the bowling and buit us back up, but Strauss fell to Nel late on. Andrew Flintoff stood at the opposite end to Thorpe, having not yet faced a delivery.
We need to bat for another half a day, hopefully giving us the lead. Then we can bowl them out for a small score and we can still possibly earn an unlikely victory.
The problem is, with every over lost to rain and bad light, the chance of us winning 3-1 diminishes.