There was a very funny sport on TV today: it was a bit like cricket, but believe it or not (and this is the funny part...) it was being played by men!!
As far as I can see, there isn't much actual skill involved in "men's" cricket - the players just try to biff and bosh the ball as far as they can, making it more a test of brute strength than the artistry of real cricket as played by the likes of Sarah Taylor or Ellyse Perry!
(I've heard boxing fans say that they prefer to watch the wit and guile of the lighter divisions, rather than two big blokes slugging it out at heavy-weight; and after seeing this "men's" cricket, I really know what they mean!)
Furthermore, sometimes the lack of skills is really quite embarrassing. One of the players today dropped a couple of complete sitters in the field - the kind of catches that someone like Lydia Greenway would have taken in her sleep, with her eyes closed and her hands tied behind her back!
So my verdict on this so-called "men's" cricket? It's not bad... but I think in future I'll stick to the real thing!