Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Cricket ROCKS!

I love going to fun sporting events... Our country has a cricket team and sometimes they play other cricket teams from other countries, and SOMETIMES there is a game in our city, but we've never been able to catch a game UNTIL....The Donald Trump of our country decided that we needed to have professional cricket teams in all the major cities and have them play in their own league during the "off season"... Brilliant! Our city's team is called the Daredevils! I've been watching it in the paper and so, we decided that we had to catch a game! This first season has been about 3 months and a lot of the games our out of town, but this past Saturday night we were able to catch a game! Currently we're borrowing a friend's car who is in the states, so all 9 of us that were going to the game piled up in the car and went!
I was sooo impressed with the stadium! I was a little scared before we went because I looked up the stadium capacity online and it said: "It is said to hold 60,000"... I wasn't sure what that meant, but the stadium was great and everything was super organized!!! The only problem is that you can't bring in cameras... so all of these pics are Mandy's pics from her cell phone :) Thanks Mandy!
For any of you that know a little about Cricket, you know that games can be REALLY long (if you don't know anything about cricket and want to learn, click here: Cricket)... But these games are Twenty20 games - which means that they only play two innings and the game is only about 3 hours long, so it's perfect! Here are some of the guys at the game... The signs are to use when cheering if your team scores 6 or 4 points...
Something funny happened that we weren't expecting... The fans were great and they actually cheered for both teams!! I guess because both teams are from our county and they've never had teams like this before in our country - it was funny!
The only problem was that poor little Aashini didn't have a good time... Every time people would cheer it would scare her and she would scream... She was really upset...
So I took her home a little early...
But man, was it cool! AND our city's team WON!!! 176 to 179!

7 COmMeNTs FrOm PeOpLe wHo ROCK!:

lea said...

hey girl! you are supposed to tell me which are your two favorite 14or40 photos (one from jordan and one from me) and then i will send you a lovely little winning PRIZE with the two photos!

i can't wait until you come to town and i can snuggle that baby girl! she rocks!!!!

E-Rob said...

That looks so fun! Wish we could have been there. That's so funny they cheer on both teams. I wonder how long that will last. Aashini looks precious screaming her head off.

Kelley said...

Poor Aashini. If she only knew the history she was witnessing. It sounds like they have really done a good job with the league. Next time we're in town let's go to a game.

Barbara said...

Awesome! It looks like you guys had a great time! When I was in Bangalore India and Pakistan were playing and a friend and I actually were able to score some tickets to an all dayer! It was A LOT of fun! India lost and so the fans were booing them! So different than American games! Booing your own team! Ha ha! I didn't really understand cricket until that day...we had to keep calling a friend of ours that was watching on tv and have him explain all that was going on. I am now totally a fan!

merritt said...

At a baseball game here, you have to get a ballpark hotdog. So what do you get at a cricket game? Naan?

Erin G said...

that's hilarious, cheering for both teams! and that's a REALLY good cell phone camera!

Chris Holohan said...

I love cricket! Don't get to see much in AZ.