Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sporting Memories

Was listening to Grandstand on ABC Radio today they were talking about the moments in sport we remember. The spark for the conversation being McCullum's historic 302 earlier this week. So with that in mind, I thought I'd think about some of the sporting memories which have stayed with me. I've limited it to 10.

(1) I remember Martin Crowe and Andrew Jones 467 run partnership in 1991 (which was the highest for any wicket in Test Cricket until 1997). Crowe was out for 299, which until Tuesday was the highest score by a New Zealander in Test Cricket.

(2) Sir Richard Hadlee's 400th Test Wicket, the first bowler to that mark.

(3) Nick Davis' fourth quarter in the 2005 Qualifying final against Geelong. The only one I was at the ground to see. I still can't believe Sydney won that game.

(4) That penalty in 2005 taking Australia to the 2006 Football World Cup.

(5) Manchester United's two goals in stoppage time to win the Champion's League Final in their treble season of 1998/99

(6) Arsenal's undefeated season in the Premier League (2003/2004)

(7) The All Black's winning the World Cup in 2011.

(8) The Wollongong Wolves coming back from 0-3 down to win their first Australian Soccer Title

(9) South Africa chasing down 438 to win a One Day Match.

(10) The NZ Breakers winning the NBL title in 2011, 2012 and 2013.  They are the only NZ team to win an Australian Competition.

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