Monday, March 16, 2009

Women

You wouldn't know the Women's World Cup is going on at the moment.

And not just because I haven't written about it yet.

But because on Cricinfo the only mention of it is down the left hand menu.

And then, the first sentence of the lead story isn't about cricket at all.

During the second World War, a secret bunker in Bankstown was used as the base for Australia's air-force operations.

Cricinfo. For all your wartime history needs.

I flicked onto Fox Sports 2, whose programme listed said "ICC Women's World Cup". But instead they were showing the last Test between Australia and South Africa. Men.

Who's going to win this series? I do not know. My tip is England though. I'd rather it was New Zealand. Or Bangladesh. Or, you know, Australia, though that's nigh impossible now.

I am, however, hanging out to see the Aussies take on the Poms on Thursday.

If it gets shown.

The England flogged us during the Ashes, so I hope it's time for the World Cup defenders to exact some vengeance. Though, yeah. Unlikely.

The whole thing is about five weeks shorter than the last men's World Cup. I think the lads need to take a leaf.

Incidentally... Fox Sports 2 is now showing a Geelong v Collingwood game. Hmm.

18 comments:

miriam said...

There's an interesting tour diary here:

http://blogs.cricinfo.com/tourdiaries/archives/2009/03/is_there_a_worl.php

12th Man said...

The world cup is shown live on Indian television.

backin15 said...

Miss Field, I share your lament though I shamelessly commend my own modest and hopelessly partisan efforts.

Marlo said...

It's a shame for the Women that your blog is not at all popular. Then maybe some of the networks might listen to you and actually show the tournament.

Ben said...

oh dear

Oomby Dave said...

Grow some imaginary balls Marlo. Stop trolling

Miss Field said...

Cheers Mims.

12th was going to ask you if it's popular there, given the popularity of the men's game. That's great it gets good coverage. Do people follow it?

Backin15 that is a sterling effort! Have added you to my blog list. Cheers.

Marlo said...

Not trolling Dave, merely trying to make sense of this horrid blog and hence re-reading over the posts. They are all as foul as each other.

backin15 said...

Cheers Miss Field, and you to mine.

Rob said...

It is being shown in the UK on Sky. When they can be bothered that is. To be fair it starts at midnight and they are showing NZ v India tonight.

Dave said...

What a pity Kiki and Sassy couldn't take up the cause on behalf of women everywhere.

Oomby Dave said...

Marlo Perry, you are the PR manager for Oh errol, so go get back on the relations horse and fuck off.

Anne-Marie said...

NZ versus India was shown on Sky Sport 3 here in New Zealand. And there was a real item on tonight's news, with footage and everyfink. NZ's going to make it to the final and I'm excited!!

Oomby Dave said...

And good on the Kiwis :)

12th Man said...

12th was going to ask you if it's popular there, given the popularity of the men's game. That's great it gets good coverage. Do people follow it?

It is only as popular as the Men's U19 world cup. Nothing more nothing less.

backin15 said...

"NZ's going to make it to the final and I'm excited!!"

I caught the last ten overs of yesterday's game. Brilliant. It's beautiful oval, North Sydney, beautiful. Sunday's final will be fantastic, I'm taking the family! C'mon the Ferns!

√Člise Hendrick said...

Speaking of the deplorable invisibility of the Women's World Cup, does anyone know if there's any place to watch the matches online (living in a non-cricketing country, online is all I have)?

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