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A Straight bat Outta Compton

By July 8, 2009September 7th, 2010No Comments

90 minutes away from the first day of the 1st Test of the Ashes from lovely Cardiff, here’s something to warm the heart of any cricket fan, the Compton Cricket Club from South Central LA rap about the game:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKa2mp5ePes[/youtube]

More on the Compton Cricket Club here, and here. I once toyed with writing a screenplay based on these wonderful people until I discovered the story had already been optioned — as an opera. My version would a be ripper, though, I assure you.

[Hat-tip The Guardian 11 Best Songs About Cricket]