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Twitter-assisted cricket catch-up, Part Three

Submitted by rickeyre on January 31, 2010 - 9:17pm

Part Three of a Twitter-enabled summary of my observations of the cricketing world since Boxing Day 2009. (See also Part One and Part Two.)

January 10, 2010:

Never thought I'd say this, but I miss the #cricket one-day tri-series. 2:56 PM Jan 10th

Dangerous thoughts on a bored Sunday afternoon between Tests with the only televised cricket reserved to an evening hit-and-giggle on pay TV.

West Indies #Cricket Crisis Beyonce Concert Pitch Horror - (thx @WIcricnews) 7:26 PM Jan 10th

In summary, a Beyonce concert was planned for Queens Park Oval, Port of Spain at the same time as a Trinidad and Tobago first-class game, and a fortnight before a West Indies v Zimbabwe ODI. A developing story.

January 12, 2010:

I love a good #cricket pun when it's not about Bollinger or Onions RT @zimcricket: [ZCN] Rhinos Trample Mountaineers 12:05 AM Jan 12th

This summer, Zimbabwe's Logan Cup is being played between five franchises - the Mashonaland Eagles, the Matabeleland Tuskers, the Mid West Rhinos, the Mountaineers and the Southern Rocks. But where is the supporters' merchandise?

#cricket Why are Shahid Afridi and Rana Naved being wasted in this T20 thingy when there are Tests to be lost. #pakistan 9:54 PM Jan 12th

#cricket Redbacks win and are on their way to India. Good win defending a low score. #kfct20 9:58 PM Jan 12th

The Southern Redbacks (no relation to the Southern Rocks) defeated the Tasmanian Tigers in the KFC Big Bash at the Adelaide Oval, thereby finishing top of the table and qualifying for the CHampions League in India. Star imports included Shahid Afridi and Keiron Pollard for South Australia and Rana Naved al-Hasan for Tasmania. Neither Afridi nor Rana were wanted by Pakistan for the Test series.

January 13, 2010:

#cricket tonight's lesson: NSW may be Twenty20 world champions but they are lousy at Nine9. 10:58 PM Jan 13th

The much-hyped Twenty20 game at the ANZ Stadium between NSW and Queensland was reduced to nine overs per side following a thunderstorm. Queensland batted first and, if any nine-overs game can be won decisively, they did it.

January 14, 2010:

#cricket Can anyone explain to me why the hours of play in Hobart are 10.30am to 5.30pm? Sunset is not till 8.50. (TV is not a valid answer) 10:43 AM Jan 14th

#cricket There was a time when at 2 wkts down, I'd be confident that Aus could put on another 400-500 runs. Not with this team. 11:58 AM Jan 14th

#cricket Impressed that Mike Hussey found the time to send me an email during the lunch break,and it looks just like Cricket Aus marketing! 1:21 PM Jan 14th

so hands up all NSW and Vic ch9 viewers excitedly waiting for "Australia's Funniest Home Videos, Daily Edition" to start in an hour? 5:59 PM Jan 14th

More interest on the #cricket hashtag at the moment in the Ranji thriller than in either Test. I'm impressed :) 6:51 PM Jan 14th

#cricket Congratulations Mumbai. Now, BCCI, this is the domestic comp you should be supporting to the hilt. #ranji 7:33 PM Jan 14th

Opening day of the Third Test at Bellerive Oval, Hobart, but the most exciting match of the day was Day Four of the Ranji Trophy final at Mysore, Mumbai beating Karnataka in a thriller. A Test match started at Johannesburg too, but more about that later...