Have to say I’m still not sure exactly why this storyline came about. Or really why it was considered to, just maybe, be a good idea. It has nothing to do with the story of the strip itself. It’s really only here as a silly little explanation of the game of cricket. Maybe it’s because a few readers early on were asking about the game… yeah. We’ll say that’s why this sequence is here.

Oh, and back in 2005 Australia generally did win. Now… the other countries have caught up a bit and we’re not quite the world beaters we should be.