|Super full moon influencing events.|
A marathon session slumped athletically on the sofa today suggests some clues to Fantasy Bob. The curtain crashing down on the 6 nations championship with Pakistan ending Australia's 12 year 34 World Cup match unbeaten run and Bangla imploding again. Stranger than fiction?
Meanwhile in the cricket, Scotland had the wooden spoon cruelly wrested from their grasp by the Italians and England lamely surrendered their chance of the grand slam, yet again, by going down to Ireland, yet again. As a Scottish person Fantasy Bob feels great sadness at England's failure. But stranger than fiction?
|Unnatural - a Scottish try|
The championship was hardly a classic. The best moment was Italy's victory over France. It looks unlikely that any Northern Hemisphere team will really challenge for the World Cup Trophy. for all their potential France stuttered and still don't know who their best XV is; England looked bright for 2 games at Twickers but were easily beaten by Ireland and should have lost to Scotland.
|Gray on the rampage|
And so on to the quarter finals of the Cricket World Cup. Richie Gray will be sitting them out. It looks like England could face Sri Lanka. FB wouldn't back them. Pakistan remain the real dark horses. But of course England are the new Pakistan.
Afridi is still a strong candidate for player of the tournament - he is the leading wicket taker so far with 17 at 11.47 and a economy rate of 3.54. Leading batsman is Sangakarra with 363 runs at 121. Top strike rate of leading bats is Sehwag whose 327 runs (ave 65.40) have come at 125.28.
Now the games get serious. Fantasy Bob's previews are the only ones to ignore.