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The duel

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:22 pm
by Phenopath
This is my nerdiest post ever. I give you Ashes fanfic drabble...


The protagonists of the duel resumed their places for the next bout. Ponting took guard at the crease, Flintoff carried the red leather ball back to his mark and Derrick Smalls sat forward on his couch.

Derrick visualised the next ball, a shorter faster delivery. He foresaw the mistimed defensive stroke nicking the ball to the waiting hands at slip. Eyes closed in concentration he focussed his telepathic powers at the batsman, compelling the Australian captain into error.

Accelerating Flintoff charged in and fired another brutal ball down the pitch. Ponting strode forward, driving cleanly through the covers for four.

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:11 pm
by strawman
Yah, I never did understand field hockey.

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 10:41 pm
by Phenopath
strawman wrote:Yah, I never did understand field hockey.
Philistine :x

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:21 pm
by Phenopath

I like to think that I played my part.

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:20 pm
by strawman
Yeah, it really isn't fair. But then, Pheno, you don't understand what it's like for a sports-crazed country to turn on our National Public Radio at 6 AM and hear the BBC World service international cricket scores. We've tried to understand the rules, but we always end up feeling like girls at a football game --- we're only there because someone we like cares what's happening. And when things get especially frustrating--- like when a game enters its second day --- we think "Wait a minute, didn't we fight a war of independence to be spared this grief?"

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:43 pm
by Phenopath
Indeed, you should not give a toss (my joy stems from long awaited payback from a team who normally wobble between woeful and mediocre - it is best not to get involved).

However on the other hand I give you - over 64 (about halfway down) ... icket-team