The daily showers promised for the past week failed to materialise. The wild ducks feeding in our garden flew off to places yonder searching for the weather famed for attracting Ducks.
No better place for wet weather(other than Bangladesh) is Manchester England where the rainfall exceeds all other areas in the U/K for tiddling down,
However, the most likely time for precipitation is when a Cricket test match is scheduled, to take place at the Old Trafford Cricket ground, which doubles for Manchester's main reservoir in the summer season, But why in heaven they play Cricket in Manchester beggars belief as the records tell us very few games or matches ever end in a winning result.the most favoured news releases are 'Rain stops play', or 'Match abandoned due to rain.'.. But recently the whole spectrum has become unravelled and despite the accustomed wet weather a result in the game of cricket has emerged in Manchester due mainly to the muddled brain of the Indian cricket captain .
On Wednesday 6th Aug It rained in Manchester and the scheduled start on Thursday was delayed . However the pitch was deemed playable despite the wet outfield and India won the toss and did the unthinkable and decided to bat on a 'Wet wicket'. The term 'Wet Wicket' is widely known as an unfavourable situation'.
At that magical point in time a flock of ducks descended onto the cricket ground, but not those from our garden in Australia ; Even Aussie ducks can't fly as fast as the Indian cricket team Ducks..
If you are a null and void devotee of cricket or an American, the rest of this yarn will confuse you further than it has done already- but for serious OZ strayan cricket followers the Indian scoreboard at the end of their dismal innings Included a test record of six players with no score; or in cricket terms SIX DUCKS from their total score of 152.in their Ist innings.
There has been a result in this test match. England won by an innings and 54 runs with two days to spare probably another record - at least for Manchester..
BTW. A duck or no score in cricket is defined by the figure 0 nought in the score book, no score, 0 being the shape of a duck egg..
Enough to scramble yer brain ennit.
Vest ....Back soon.