Monday, July 16, 2007
Cricket at the Oval
In another part of my exploration of the English culture, I decided to attend a Cricket match at The Oval, of course, I was not accompanied by any Englishman, but rather by a couple of Japanese friends of mine, Yo and Mokoto. According to them, they attend cricket because that is the closest they can get to Baseball in British soil. Anyway, regardless of what you may have heard about Cricket being a pacific game, at least in my first trip to one such match I have seen a lot of yobbish behavior, even at some point involving the police. Of course, everybody around me swore they were shocked by the behavior of some, perhaps I jinxed that game, since the home side of Surrey also lost the match.