I was at the cricket on Thursday. I have never really been any sort of cricket fan but a few fellas from work were going so I thought I would tag along. I am still no big cricket fan but for a day out it was utterly superb. It was a monster drinking session that started before 9am, and finished with me missing my train and having to get a hotel in Brum city centre in the early hours of Friday morning. Afetr the beer festival last week it has been a heavy few weeks!
The support was strange to see for me having only ever really been to football. To see everyone sitting together and having a bit of banter was weird.
The one thing that I thought was really crap was at the end of the day. The tickets were £50 each which isn't cheap and yet not one of the players clapped any of the crowd. The bowled the last ball and then strolled off without any acknowledgement whatsoever, so when people bang on about it being the 'gentlemans sport' I would question that to an extent.