Thursday, 15 February 2007

Hello all

I'm Marc, and Nick's 2nd in charge over here at Handled the Ball.

I was once given out Handled the Ball in a game for the Galston Glenorie C grade team. So it is an honour to be blogging here.

I pick Australia to pick themselves up off the ground and win the World Cup. Perhaps they'll struggle early, but they'll be there at the end. South Africa might do OK, especially on the small Windies grounds which will be similar to their own, but they have recently been home-town bullies on their tiny and altitude blessed grounds and have tended to crumple at the busy end of big tournaments, so I think Australia without Mick Lewis should account for them.

Would be good to see the Kiwis do OK, you can't discount any team with Mohammad Yousuf, Murali or Lara in it, but the Aussies to win, and hopefully Kenya second.


Wednesday, 14 February 2007


Welcome to my blog on all things cricket. I decided to name this blog "Handled the Ball" after the unusual mode of dismissal that has unfortunately befallen 7 people in the history of test cricket, and only 2 in ODI's. 5 out of the 9 "Handled the Ball" dismissals has featured Australia.

The 2007 World Cup is coming up soon. Can't wait.