August 4, 2012


Watching archery, trying to understand cricket

Nikita Bastian

Dave Barry, in the Miami Herald, has a tongue-in-cheek American view on cricket, and the archery Olympic event at Lord's.

Lord’s Cricket Ground is steeped in tradition. Every morning, a crew of ground-steepers goes around and steeps the hell out of it. And well they should, for Lord’s is the home of the Marylebone Cricket Club, which was founded in 1787 and is the most venerable institution in cricket. If you’d like to become a member, simply write a letter to the club stating your interest, then feed it to a goat, because, trust me, the Marylebone Cricket Club is way too classy to admit the likes of you.

Nikita Bastian is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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