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June 9, 2018

Sunday Sport: Sweeping in and Cricket

Sweep.  Practically So. The Washington Capitals.  The Golden State Warriors. Justify.  All have become winners, sweeping the competition under the proverbial rug.  We salute them.  

Readers of this space will know that the Washington Capitals, the National Hockey Leagues loveable losers, finally got it together and  powered by the Vegas Golden Knights, in their first year of playing, to win the Stanley Cup on Thursday Night.  The Capitals have been seen around town carrying the Stanley Cup, including presenting the trophy at a Washington Nationals Baseball game. 

Competition was slightly stronger in the National Basketball Association finals, in which the Golden State Warriors simply overpowered LaBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers to take the Championship on Friday night.

Finally, Justify became one of the greatest horses in history. The three year old won the Belmont Stakes in New York on Saturday Evening, to become only the 13th Triple Crown Winner in history, and gaining  a place in the history books with the likes of War Admiral, Secretariat,  and American Pharaoh.  Gronkowski came in second. 

This afternoon Scotland will host England in Cricket.  The match will be a one off Only ODI at Grange Cricket Club Ground, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh.  For Scotland, Sunday presents an opportunity to show they are deserving of more fixtures against England, let alone other Full Members. They're also keen to show everyone their form at the World Cup Qualifier was not a one-off. 

After opening the tournament with a shock win over Afghanistan, they tied with Zimbabwe before running Ireland and West Indies tight in a pair of matches infamous for the lbw decisions given by Paul Wilson that didn't go their way.  Scotland had enough difficulty taking on the middling limited-overs sides put out by England in years past. The outfit ready to step onto the field in Edinburgh on Sunday arrives with a No. 1 ranking in tow, their brand of one-day cricket unrecognizable to what most fans grew up with.

1 comment:

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