Delcan Lynch on how the Irish are finally getting Cricket. Cricket is a situational game. If it’s a dull game, it’s dull. But when it’s tight, as this Ashes series has been from day one, then it’s hard to stop watching. Not since England last won the Ashes back in 1981 has there been such compelling comtition in the International game, when Ian Botham and Bob Willis dug deep and produced some of the most gripping cricket. If you’ve never tried it, or remain sceptical, try the last test from the Oval staring on Thursday. On Channel 4, nó trí mhean an Ghaeilge ar TG4!
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