Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Kingsmead, Durban

On Friday, the second test between South Africa and Australia started here in Durban, at the Kingsmead Cricket Ground. Walking distance from our hostel, we headed down for the opening of play, and joined the Waving the Flag gang on the hill for a solid days' cricket. A century from Punter, all good.

Charles had to retire hurt for the middle session of play, after dislocating his finger during kick to kick on the ground during the lunch break. Taking himself off to hospital for an x-ray and to have the finger put back into place, he was back in time for the final session.

That night Dan, and Jen, came down from Swaziland and met up with us at our hostel. Dan is working up there on the AVI program, and so I haven't seen him since my going away gathering back in Ballarat before I left for the UK. Is so good to see Dan, and hang out.

Saturday saw another glorious day at the cricket, sitting on the hill in the sun, drinking beer, and worrying about little else but that little red ball being thrown around in the middle. Bing taking a 5 for, very good.

Unfortunately, Dan and Jen's car was stolen outside our hostel that day while we were at the match, which has made life alittle complicated for them, having to deal with the police and all that - although on the up side it means they are here till they can sort things out. Shame.

After yesterday's play, we headed out to Joe Kool's on the Durban North Beach for drinks and silly behaviour.

Quite hungover today, I had a nap upon arrival at the ground, and through the first patch of rain for the day. Another ton from Punter, and a bumper over from Gilly, and then play was ended early for the day due to bad light and more rain. Poised for a big day of cricket tomorrow. (More photos)

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