Hauling Like A Brooligan

Stephen Gallagher

Cricket and Me

I don’t ‘get’ cricket. Never have. And it seems I’m not alone.

I was in London’s Natural History Museum around the end of last year. In one section there’s a wall display bearing a montage of cartoons that illustrate various explanations for the extinction of the dinosaurs.

One shows an enthusiastic diplodocus with a bat. He’s demonstrating cricket to the rest of his species.

All of whom are visibly losing the will to live.