Thursday, 25 December 2008
Ponting lights up the Boxing Day crowd
A lively and thirsty MCG crowd watched a great innings from Ricky Ponting today (101 off 126 balls). The Eton tourists among the green and gold shirts survived the heat and the prevailing atmosphere for a real cricketing treat. MCG ground regulations seem to forbid many things (Mexican waves and batting around beach balls, for instance) and some very active stewarding provided entertainment alongside the cricket. After a quiet Christmas lunch spent in a hotel with our visiting families, we spent Christmas evening looking for (and finding) kangaroos at the holiday property of a local architect. Today's cricket gave us the authentic flavour of Christmas in Australia. Tomorrow we take on Caulfield Grammar School in the last match of the tour before flying out at 23.59 local time.