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Saturday November 01 2008

The Stanford cricket is, for England, turning into a total fiasco.  England have just lost their sixth wicket in the thirteenth over, with only 54 runs on the board.  England have only hit about three fours.  Luke Wright is now in.  But frankly, what it looks like to me is they have practised and practised how to play this particular game, and what they practised is just not working.  At this rate, the Stanford Superstars will win with half a dozen overs to spare.

As I have just said to Michael, I despise myself for caring.

Ah well, when your team goes bad, find another of your teams that is doing better.  It so happens that Tottenham Hotspur of London are now storming up the English Premiership table.  Ten days ago, the joke went thus: What’s the difference between Spurs and a triangle?  Answer: Spurs have got only two points.  And they were then four points below the second to bottom team.

England 59-7 after 13.5.

So anyway, now, what’s the difference between Spurs and three triangles?  Answer: No difference!  They’ve both got nine points.  Last weekend, Spurs beat one of those teams like Stoke or Wigan or Hull or Grimsby or Rotherham or some such, 2-0, which was a start.  On Wednesday, they were 4-2 down against London Arsenal with only minutes to go, but still drew 4-4.  And today, they came from 1-0 down to beat Liverpool 2-1.  There are now no less that two entire clubs between Spurs and the bottom of the Premiership table.

England 64-8 off 14.4.

The big change at Spurs is that they now have a proper English manager, who says things like “To be fair” and “The boy done well”.  The word is that his predecessor, a Spaniard, name of “Ramos”, had imposed a diet on the players that basically meant that they went into games in a state of semi-starvation.  All Redknapp (for that is his name) had to do was bring a trolley of Chicken Tikka Masala and chips or some such thing into the dressing room, and the hearts and minds of the Spurs players were immediately his for ever.

England 72-8 off 16.  79-8 off 17.

Something tells me I will be catching that last train, if only to get away from this horror show.

England all out 99.

Go Spurs.