I always hated cricket when I was younger. I was growing up in 90s Britain when all the football revolution was coming back into play. Cricket to me seemed to be one of those games that your dad and grandad used to play when they were younger. I did enjoy watching various baseball matches on the internet and on foreign satellite channels, though that sport seemed to have a lot more spirit to it.

Now that I’m in my 40s I’ve actually been coaxed into watching the ashes by my 10 year old son. He thinks cricket is ten times more interesting than football and, now that I’ve started watching it myself, I have to agree. The intense feeling when your team is about to score a try beats waiting on a penalty any day, and there’s less violence!!