If you missed my article about the “Axis of Not Cricket” back in November, (and let’s face it you probably did), you didn’t learn that a tiny minority of people still don’t care about this sport.
This Sunday at RMIT Oval in District 7, none of those people will bear witness to the culmination of what has been one of the most open seasons of T20 cricket in the games short history here. More importantly though, they also won’t find out whether this writers’ bold prediction back then, and I quote: “the United Cricket Club will win the league this season”, will come true or not, because the UCC have made the final against league leaders Pakistan.
After dominating the early rounds, then suffering a mini-form slump mid season, the UCC – easily the most international team in the tournament, has won back to back must-win games to reach the finale against Pakistan (PSCC). Pakistan’s powerful batting line up have ensured they’ve always had enough runs to defend for most of the season, but had to survive a last-ball thriller against India last week, to make the game themselves.
The final on Sunday see’s them line up against the only team they are without a win against this year, and one of the leagues strongest bowling and fielding teams. Can the UCC make it a three-peat? Either way it the game promises to be a well contested spectacle with plenty of maidens, overs, pull shots and sixes to whet your cricket whistle.
We’ll also see if I got it right. If we win, there was never a doubt in my mind. If we don’t, I was kidding anyway, it’s just a game of cricket!
- Jon Aspin writes for the Word, bats in the middle order for the UCC and bowls fairly average right-arm medium pace.
The final kicks off at RMIT’s South Saigon Campus, Q.7 this Sunday from 9am. Check out vietnamcricket.com for more details.
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mark jonsie jines Friday, 29 May 2015 21:00 Comment Link
We love you Jon. You're the best.