Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Cricket Etc

I've come across a blog, written by Bridget, a 12-year-old girl in New South Wales. Ok, we'll forgive her the New South Wales bit, but the rest is impressive. When I was 12 I was working out how to avoid cricket at any cost.

I get a lot of requests for blog links. (Does no one attempt to get recognition off their own back anymore? What is this blogosphere coming to?) I don't link them all, but that's more about me being forgetful than not wanting to.

But this young lady has not requested a blog roll. Hence why I'll do it. You can visit Cricket Etc here.

Knowing a 12-year-old is reading my blog kind of makes me want to be a good, clean blogger. Nah, bugger that. But it does make me want to crack out the S Club Seven and pretend to be 12 again.

Welcome aboard, Bridget.

Graeme Smith update: still no sighting.


Moses @ Beer and Sport said...

Great blog there, my word she writes well for a 12 year old!

Good to see the NSW education system delivering quality cricket bloggers for many years to come.

Moses @ Beer and Sport said...

He was at the WACA yesterday...

Leg Break said...

Um, apart from the appalling colour scheme, what makes you think this blogger is either called Bridget or aged 12?

Not that I’m saying all Australians are cheats or anything like that…

jerri xD said...

Ohh my gosh, thats my friend Bridget.I can't believe some one wrote a blog about her. Ohh and leg break Bridget said she is 12 and she's the school captain of the primary school. Well nice blogging YAY my friend got blogged from some one yay!!

Bridget said...

lol, thanks Jerri.

Leg break,
I am 12-years-old and my name is Bridget. =]

On my blog, I'm sure the post titled 'Thanks SFA' is there for you to see. It mentions all my teachers, friends and that.

I wouldn't post that all just for nothing since I am graduating soon.

Thanks for saying I write well. Btw, I got a B for english in my last report! The NSW education system is doing me well.

Moses @ Beer and Sport said...

Hey Bridget just ignore Leg Break, we don't even know if he's a kiwi or not.. and the colour scheme is great, green and gold is great.

I've got a 12 year old half-sister, if only I could get her interested in cricket I'd send her along to your blog!

Bridget said...

Thanks Moses.

Yeahh, go the green and gold!

I don't know if you can convince your half-sister to start liking cricket... it took me 10 years.

Not many girls are interested in it soo uhh, yeah. I can name heaps of girls I know that don't like it. If only they understood how awesome it actually is!

Miss Field said...

Who would claim to be a Kiwi when they weren't? I see no incentive for that. Maybe if they were rugby world champions, but they're not even that.

Leg Break said...

Oh dear,


You say it took you 10 years to get into cricket yet you say you're 12. Good memory I say. Unheard of in fact.

You also say you got a B for english in your last rep. A "B" in NSW 12 year-old English and you can type? No; I don't buy that either.


Aren't you meant to be a journalist?

Anyway, I realise we are not rugby world champs but we are rugby league world champs.


Bridget said...

Leg break,

I only got into cricket 2 years ago; when I was 10 = 10 years !

And ok, I type good. What do you want me to do?

Start typin liek dis witch maks me luk liek a complet rtard evn tho i am capaball of much mor?

If you don't think 12-year-olds can't type/write the way I do, well then, fine. Believe what you want to believe. All I'm saying is that you're wrong. Also, I got my last report at the middle of the year. Ever thought I might have improved by then?

And God, why would I want to make all this up just because it isn't true??? That's pointless.

How much do you want me to prove? Do you want me to send you my birth certificate? Do you want me to give you my mum's phone number so that she can tell you that yes, her daughter's real name is Bridget?

Excuse me, I am 12, I have a life and I want to show my passion for cricket. Is that too much to ask for?

Bridget said...

I'm sorry for exploding but I do get a little defensive when people question my identity.

Straight Point said...

that is understandable by your posture of bat facing upwards... ;-))

the more you will argue the more it will hurt you...

V said...


leg break cant seem to digest the fact that bridget is way smarter then what he was at 12....

leg break you are makeing a fool out of ur self over here..when u see a talent,wheather u like it or not, u need to appreciate it and encourage it

bridget, are u lefty????

Anonymous said...

If you don't think 12-year-olds can't type/write the way I do, well then, fine.

Actually, you're not allowed to! From the terms and services: http://www.blogger.com/terms.g

"You must be at least thirteen (13) years of age to use the Service. Google reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time without notice for any reason."

Run Bridget Run!

Moses @ Beer and Sport said...

leg break cant seem to digest the fact that bridget is way smarter then what he was at 12....

Just think, in 10 years time Bridget will be 22, and Leg Break will still be a Kiwi.

Who let the blogger police in here?

Anonymous said...

Who let the blogger police in here?

No need for anyone to get their panties in a bunch, pedobear posing as prophet stands a much greater chance of being arrested than an underage blogger...

Damith S. said...

bloody hell, i dint even have a pc when i was 12. i was out playing cricket the whole day though, who had time for blogging!

top effort there bridget. keep up the good work !

Damith S. said...

ps miss field, update my blog link on your blogroll. it should now be


Leg Break said...

Start typin liek dis witch maks me luk liek a complet rtard evn tho i am capaball of much mor?

Nice irony for a 12 year-old.


Dead right I’ll still be a kiwi in 10 years time. That’s why I’m so suspicious of what an Aussie claims to be. It’s ingrained.

Jrod said...

I have never seen funnier comments.

When i was 12 i was bumping into people and telling everyone to fuck off.

Ofcourse i was at 26 as well.

Miss Field said...

LB, a good journo can also see where there's no story. Not that I'm a journalist anymore. Thankfully.

Jrod don't do that in London you might get stabbed.

Bridget said...

Wow, thanks to all the people that support me.


I'm not a lefty.


Nobody ever follows those rules. Some of my friends play this game (all 11-12) and you have to be 16 and they don't care. They don't get caught either :P
Can I get arrested for being 12?

Damith S,

I have my very own laptop =]
And I only play cricket when I'm in school. The last time was this Milo in2CRICKET super 8's thing. So I have heaps of time for blogging. I spend most of my time on the internet anyway...

Leg break,

Thank you.


Most of the boys I know do that. Quite annoying really.


You can get stabbed in London???????

12th Man said...

Writing about cricket is a good thing to do, and if someone does that at 12, it needs to be appreciated.

I think it is high time we guard our poor little Bridget from Jrod's preverted blog. She seems to be 'following' it. Jrod, get yourself a 'Adults Only' rating in addition to the Creative commons thing mate.

Oomby Dave said...

You could come teach some of the High Schoolers I teach a thing or two about English haha.

Bridget, at the end of the day, the ones who dis you are more likely to do so cos they are intimidated by you, must be because you will live longer and see more cricket than them. I wouldn't let it worry you.

Or indeed you are probably better at playing the game than them. It'll be the Brian Lara situation all over again for some of these fellas :P

Wicket Maiden said...

Well done Bridget, i thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments especially this one:

And ok, I type good. What do you want me to do?

Start typin liek dis witch maks me luk liek a complet rtard evn tho i am capaball of much mor?

Funny ;-) I've learned people get annoyed when you type properly, especially when you text them and don't miss out all the vowels!

And yes you can get stabbed in London, we've had nearly 30 teenagers killed this year alone.... and nowadyas it gets dark at around 3:30 I might start wearing a blade-proof vest on my way home.... but then my street cred will go down the drain...