Zimbabwe cricket

Chris Schofield, former Lancashire and England leg spinner, played two tests for England in 2000, before being dropped, sacked by Lancashire (before he subsequently won a pile of cash for an unfair dismissal), and eventually living in his car. Today he took 2/15 to help England beat the Zimbos. Kevin Pietersen scored a rapid 70-odd, however it was the Surrey legspinner, brought back from cricketing oblivion by Mark and Alan Butcher, that caught my attention. Fair play to the man, here’s hoping he propells England to winning this tournament. See Wikipedia for more details of his turbulent career.

Tomorrow England could put the Aussies out. Wouldn’t that be good!


Would you Adam and Eve it? The Zimbos have just turned over the mighty pre-tournament favourites Australia in their opening match of the International Twenty20 Championship, and with just two match each in the group stages Australia’s game against England on Friday becomes a must win for the side many thought would walk this tournament.

Zimbabwe, who in other forms of the game are so bad they are not allowed to play test cricket anymore, pulled off the surprise victory in the driving rain. Brendan Taylor was the Zimbabwe hero, he hit 60 off 45 balls and the penultimate ball went for four leg-byes to seal a famous win.

Ponting has just labelled the Australia top order “diabolical”, fair dos, honesty is the best policy.