Saturday, 28 August 2010

Rock and Roll Sports

A teatime guest on Test Match Special - a member of a band called Scouting for Girls - just observed that Test Cricket is the most rock-and-roll sport there is. For what other sport can you roll up at 11:00, have a drink and sit in the sun all day, following the rhythm, the build and release of tension, the teamwork, the conflicts, the drama, the pauses, reverses, the just and the unjust, the individual battles, what other sport will fill your radio with a wholly new and often unexpected story for the long, long drive from a gig in Cornwall? Twenty20 is just pointless. This is Rock and Roll.

I think we can learn a lot from that.

1 comment:

Romney said...

The Duckworth Lewis Method described the reduction of cricket beyond Twenty20 to a coin toss. They're not rock and roll though. More slightly pop in a beautifully relaxing TMS way.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmRGbw_fen4