A few more crackers like today's Afghanistan vs Scotland thriller might be enough to convince the "Big Three" that there is great entertainment and value in spreading the cricket web wider. Sport is more than watching over hyped (and paid) "heroes" playing each other over and over. Grow the game and then let us watch and enjoy the fun.
One of the strengths of the Cricket World Cup is the way the "minnows" add so much colour, passion, pride and variety to the event. They seem to bring more than just hard to pronounce surnames and occasional upset potential, something not seen in some other codes 4 yearly knees up.
Lots of smiles in sunny Nelson, especially for those wearing the emerald green. Even the bookies would be happy, although they couldn't be at the game for security reasons. If the Windies don't sharpen up they may be looking to get back to their own sunny shores and keep their heads down - also for security reasons.
Over two thousand posts and not a single conviction!
Most cricket blogs are about the banter. This one aims to be brief on comment but strong on images. The images are sourced from many places and are subject to a tweak or two by Photoshop. If there is one you like feel free to click, enlarge and print.