Saturday, November 25, 2006

Stumps, Day Three

A week is a long time in cricket.

This morning's Under Sevens saw the emergence of a new addition to the bowler's arsenal, unknown before the start of this test. Aimed in the general direction of second slip, this ball is called "The Harmison". It is a not infrequent delivery in the U-7s, but its coincidental appearance in the repertoire of a test-level fast bowler is somewhat surprising.