Sunday, July 13, 2008

"I'm sorry, I thought you said you were deaf..."

We have a deaf cricket team.

So do England.

The natural progression for this is... an Ashes series!

Being held in sunny England, the tour is consisting of two Tests, four one dayers, and a Twenty20.

The first Test, played last week, was drawn, because of the weather. Not that it was bad, just that instead they decided to chase butterflies in the sunshine. No, it rained. Prior to this unlikely occurrence, however, the deaf Aussies had scored 334 in their first innings, and dismissed the deaf Poms for 252. We were then 8-137 but the buckets of rain meant it was a draw. Boo.

The second Test is getting underway today, in Wales. And, as my familiar, Ruth, pointed out, the deaf cricketers will probably get better coverage than the female cricketers, and that's not a dig at the deaf cricketers getting coverage.

However, I always thought deaf people found being called deaf insulting and preferred hearing impaired (not that they could hear it being said anyway. Shit, I am funny). I'd like to see a hearing imparied Australian cricketer good enough to make the national squad. Er. The national non-hearing impaired squad. The national non-hearing impaired male squad. You know. The one that Ricky Ponting captains.

And maybe KP should be transferred to the England hearing impaired squad. He seemed not to hear Andrew Flintoff a lot during the last Ashes series. Actually, maybe not. They'd probably win. Be hell funny if they didn't... and maybe worth it to see KP's frustration at having to communicate in means other than speech.

ANYWAY. Hearing impaired cricket. Coming to a closed caption TV near you.

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3 comments:

David Barry said...

the deaf cricketers will probably get better coverage than the female cricketers
This isn't true... I've only very rarely come across deaf cricket - blind cricket gets more publicity - but women's results appear on Cricinfo.

Moses @ Beer and Sport said...

This is how you sign 'mother', look for it at first slip in the hearing impaired cricket.

The jury's still out on how to sign 'what does Brian Lara's d1ck taste like?'..

Oomby Dave said...

"He seemed not to hear Andrew Flintoff a lot during the last Ashes series."

Very funny and oh so true