I know this is mostly an American forum but I was wondering how many Commonwealth FLers here love cricket and it's one of the things they look forward to in summer. I've loved cricket since I was a nipper, my Dad was on the NZ Cricket Council and I played school and 9 years club cricket (only stopped after doing my rotator cuff in - makes it difficult if you're a fast bowler). I love watching all matches, from eating sammies and a thermos of tea in a little pavilion for a school or local club match right up to the huge stadia for a test or one dayer. Still got all my Wisdens, and linseed oil makes me quite misty eyed. Just wanted to start a thread for the cricket lovers where we can discuss current series, history, who was the best, if you still play, etc, etc. Got tickets to the Boxing Day Ashes Test here at the MCG which I can't wait for.