No, thought not. But there was this a-plenty at the Oval on Saturday (along with rain - inevitably - and warm beer at exorbitant prices). There was also crowd noise - lots of it. The last cricket match I went to was at Scarborough, involving Yorkshire. The only noise - apart from the incessant wailing of the seagulls - was that of bat on ball, or hand and hand and the occasional cry of 'shot!'. Here there was a cheering, cheer-leading, thumping music playing, yahoo-ing cacophony. It's no wonder Australia were 15-3 at one stage. They probably couldn't believe their ears. And their performance didn't silence the Aussie spectators, either. If anything, the noise level rose as it became more obvious that West Indies were systematically destroying the world's best team. Along with at least one ball, a pavilion window and probably a bus, along the Vauxhall Road. Chris Gayle can certainly hit a six. I wonder when he qualifies for England?