>>>>> Scorecard D2:
>>>>> In continuing seamer-friendly conditions Ireland collapsed at tea
>>>>> losing its 6th wicket. Right after tea White and Brown blew away
>>>>> the rest of the order as Ireland nose-dived to 174 all out, losing
>>>>> its last 6 wickets for 9 runs (shades of England vs Sri Lanka in T2
>>>>> earlier this summer).
>>>>> Scotland's 2nd innings got off to a horrid start as Langford-Smith
>>>>> and Johnston removed the top 4 in the order in quick succession,
>>>>> leaving them teetering at 24/4, leading by 115 with 2 days to play.
>>>>> Description of the day; 8 wickets in the last session:
>>>> Intercontinental? Which two continents did Ireland and Scotland
>>>> A drunken Irishman once told a drunken Australian (me) in 1989 that a
>>>> touring Australian team had never beaten Ireland. Aside from the
>>>> possibility that Australia had never played against an Irish team up to
>>>> point, is there any truth to what that bloke told me?
>>> Na, complete bollocks. It's actually the other way around: the touring
>>> Australians have never lost in Ireland. They won in 1938 (twice), 1961,
>>> 1968 (twice), 1993 and 1997.
>> For the last 17 years, I've actually blindly believed it without checking
>> the facts. I guess it sounded so unbelievable that I just believed it
>> without a second thought.
> Here's one for the twilight zone:
> Ireland vs West Indies at Sion Mill, July 2nd 1969. Ireland won by 9
> wickets in a laugher.
> Not to take anything away from Irish cricketing history, but I suspect
> that the Windies hit the Irish beer/whiskey like mad the night before,
> and paid the price on a nice green seamer-friendly pitch.
All out for 25 is one thing. Taking 25 overs to do it is another thing
entirely. I suspect the Windies were into the Irish Whiskey immediately
prior to the toss, immediately after the toss, and for the period between
then and stumps.
"If I was a towel, why would I be wearing this hat and this fake
moustache" - Steven McTowelie - 19 April 2006