6 Things to do when Cricket is washed out

So it’s another weekend of cricket washed out with rain, once again keeping your average of 15 just above water for a bit longer. But what else can you do to kill the time?
Here’s a list of 6 things to do when your game has been washed out.

Shadow Batting

Steve Smith does it, you can too. Because that terrible pull shot probably should have been played off the hips 2 rounds ago.

Watch a Horror film

Grab yourself a copy of I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer (comes with a trigger warning), so grab some popcorn, hit the couch and realise your team is not as chaotic as you think.

Take A History Lesson

Fire in Babylon
During much of the late 50s and throughout the 60s, the West Indies Cricket Team put up outstanding displays of both batting and bowling the world over, but were never exactly the undisputed best like England or Australia. All of this changed quickly enough when after clinching the 1975 World Cup under Clive Lloyd, West Indies travelled to Australia and were beaten miserably 5-1, with pace legend Dennis Lillee making a mockery out of the famed Caribbean batting line-up. Lloyd replicated the same formula and having beaten India 2-1 with pacers like Michael Holding and Andy Roberts at his disposal with the same strategy, travelled to England in 1976. However, English skipper Tony Greig still considered the scheme a fluke and stated in an interview that he “intends to make the West Indies GROVEL”. Fuelled by what they deemed was racism from a South Africa born Englishman, Lloyd’s battery wrecked havoc, winning the series 3-0. From there on, there was no looking back, with the likes Joel Garner, Colin Croft and a refined Malcolm Marshall too joining the squad, West Indies defeated each and every opponent in the path, paving way for future greats like Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh, as West Indies from the start of 1980 till 1995 literally ruled world cricket, something no other team in the history of any other sport has ever accomplished till date.

Available on Stan, Youtube, Google Play and Apple TV. Or, if you play 4th grade and spent $750 on a new bat for this season, you can watch Part 1 and Part 2 on Youtube for Free… while you keep looking at the bat between tears.

Also, check out Death of a Gentleman.

Binge Watch Some more

Once the tears have dried up from watching Fire in Babylon and you realised you haven’t had to face the West Indies in the 1970’s. Check out The Test on Amazon Prime.

Catching Practice

Because we all know we need it, and we don’t want to end up like one of these guys.

And last but not least… Head down to the Arkaba, have a nice cold pint (with your meal and pint card), and wait for this weather to blow over…