Onslaught of sport

The sporting year was already cranking up. We’ve just had League Nines and Rugby Sevens weekends. The Breakers and the Phoenix have resumed their schedules. And many eyes are on Lydia Ko’s internationmal golfing progress.

But this weekend sport has raised a few notches.

The Super 15 kicked off for the year last night in Christchurch, with the Crsuaders being shocked by some Aussie team (the Melbourne Rebels deservedly won). The Brimbies hammered the Reds in Aus. And right now the Hurricanes are playing in South Africa. The beginning of six or seven games a weekend.

And today the Cricket World Cup starts in Christchurch, after an already busy cricket lead up schedule. Siz weeks of internatikonal cricket to come.

Cricket World Cup Official Website

Some will love this onslaught of sport. I’m certainly interested in keeping an eye on things.

Others won’t be so keen as Stuff depicts in Six weeks as a cricket widow – where do they find people to put themselves forward for stories like this? But they seem to have blooped.

LOSING BATTLE: Heather Casterline will cut a lovely figure for the next month and a half…

I don’t think Collette Devlin meant ‘lovely’, she seems to have dropped the ball there, as did her editors.

I hope the Black Caps are more accurate today.