Tennessee Walker – American beer & chili con carne – Signal de Botrange

Good old style American Family Day

Spoetnik had de eer om deel te nemen aan een echte BP Family Day in Washington State USA. Met de Stille Oceaan op de achtergrond namen we er deel aan een heuse Chili Con Carne Contest, een Beer Contest en een Cupcake Contest. Listen and enjoy here along!

Expeditie naar het hoogste punt van België 

Abhimayu uit India ondernam een expeditie naar het hoogste punt van België. Hij trotseerde de Signal de Botrange en werd er intens gelukkig van. Luister hier en stijg met hem mee.

Paul Conium's new song: Tennesee Walker 
Paul Conium
Britpopster en Spoetnikhuismuzikant Paul Conium gaf ons een primeur. Hij stelde zijn nieuwste nummer "Tennessee Walker" voor. Dat was de naam van Elvis' paard en een stiekeme verwijzing naar een vroegere schoonmoeder… Sit back and enjoy! Luister hier. Voor meer nummers van Paul kan je terecht op deze pagina.

Dravid silences his critics

Rahul Dravid has reminded his critics why he remains instrumental to India: with his 32nd Test century he has put India firmly in charge of the first test against the West Indies in Jamaica. Dravid had came under pressure after his barren South African Tour with rumurs circulating that his position within the India test team might no longer be ensured.

But Dravid did what he does best – reply to his critics with the bat: as wickets were tumbling at the other end, the Wall produced another masterclass on a challenging Sabina Park track with a lot of turn and unpredictable bounce. Dravid was at his unyielding best – patient and gritty in grinding down the opposition.  His approach of slow and steady cricket left West Indies a mammoth total of 326 to chase.

The West Indies got their improbable chase of to a positive start reaching 58 without loss after 10 overs, but it was not long before the Windies fell victim to a mini-collapse caused by inexperience and poor shot selection: Barath went fishing for a wide outswinger from Kumar, Sarwan's horror match continued when he poked at a wide delivery from Sharma and Simmons played all around a fullish delivery from Sharma that held its line perfectly.

At stumps on day 3 West Indies were 131/3 with Chanderpaul and Bravo at the crease. India are now favourites to wrap up the Test Match.

India veto use of DRS

India's forthcoming tour of England will take place without the use of the Decision Review System (DRS). The BCCI has decided to veto the use of technology after concerns from senior India players. MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar are among those players who oppose the DRS system. The news comes as a blow to England, who have become quite astute in the use of the review system.

India are ranked the number one Test team and begin their four-match series against England at Lord's on 21 July. That match is scheduled to be the 2,000th Test in the history of the sport and the 100th between England and India.