David Lloyd's diaries on English cricket and a bit more

'It's all a big hoot'

Why the Stanford Super Series was thoroughly enjoyable, and why Viv is still king: David Lloyd's fortnightly diary (04:44)

November 7, 2008

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Posted by don69 on (November 9, 2008, 13:17 GMT)

I have watched many cricket matches for over 30 years - mostly tests and first class, but also quite a few ODIs. In general, I enjoyed most of them and all had something to offer. The first 20/20 match I watched, and the one I remember vividly to this day, was the first 20/20 match between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park back in early 2005. I haven't even seen domestic 20/20 before and I was not sure what to expect. What I saw was a packed house, a NZ team dressed in bizarre outfits and packing enough facial hair to make orangutans proud - and mostly a fun match. No one - including the players - took it as a serious game (that came after). From trying to smash every ball by the batsmen, to Billy "the finger" Bowden showmanship to McGrath trying for a Chappell-like underarm toss, and getting a red card from Bowden, it was all great fun. I'm a traditionalist at heart, but the light-hearted moments have their moments too. That is the purpose of 20/20 in my opinion.

Posted by Odeti on (November 8, 2008, 1:12 GMT)

I don't think Stanford Super Series had any fun except for the team which won and the hosts who saw their team comprehensively beating visitors.

Posted by hypnoticmonkey on (November 8, 2008, 0:07 GMT)

this is far too short! The feature should be at LEAST ten minutes and bumble should talk about more random stuff, it really shows bumble at his best. I know he knows his cricket but this is just comedy and would be at its best if it was longer and more of bumble's tales.

Posted by crickpro on (November 7, 2008, 23:13 GMT)

This ia great i agree with eveythin bein said here....... Congrats to Sir Allen Standford because without him the 2020 for 20 could not be possible.... Gayle for continuing to be a great captain "nuff love man" yea Fletcher he is magnificent and i gat to say for the past couple of years we as West Indians could hardly or cannot say proudly that we are proud to be West Indies because of the performance of the "West Indies Team" But the performance of the superstars i can once again say that i am a West Indian and i am prud.... I think the WEst Indies team should just take a page out of the Superstars book to see how they can do better....

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