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#14884 - 01/14/01 03:50 AM Re: Why test a cricket?
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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A Test match in cricket is a fantastic thing to watch,
Fantastic is, assuredly, the correct word for Test Cricket.


Absolutely. In what other sport could one see notations like this in the official scoring records for a match. Player X - First innings , XX runs (retd. hurt) Second innings (DNB - dead) I loved that one from the moment I read it, at the same time as I wondered what happened to the Pakistani gentleman who ran his colleague out on 499, in the days before Lara broke the Test record. I would have loved to have been the fly on that locker-room wall!



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#14885 - 01/14/01 04:18 AM Re: Why test a cricket?
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I've been a fan of test cricket since I was a boy - my uncle was a first-class umpire, didn't have a son and I got elected. Spent a lot of happy holidays at The House of Pain (Carisbrook in Dunedin). The provincial matches were always fun, not really taken too seriously. Whether internationals were fun or not depended on who was playing New Zealand. Wasn't allowed into the player areas for those, so I don't know just how good or bad the atmosphere was. One-dayers are too tense - it's win or lose and high pressure. Fun to watch in small doses!

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#14886 - 01/14/01 08:16 AM Cricket, etc
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Why don't you guys start a "weird sports" thread and leave us to our buts?


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#14887 - 01/14/01 09:28 AM Re: Cricket, etc
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Why don't you guys start a "weird sports" thread and leave us to our buts?

If they don't listen, shall we start a "girl stuff" thread and leave them mind-numbingly bored?
I'm with you all the way, Anna,
wow


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#14888 - 01/14/01 12:25 PM Re: Cricket, etc
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Why don't you guys start a "weird sports" thread and leave us to our buts?

Aren't you supposed to be out somewhere in the northern States, wearing your cloak and carrying your dagger, in the ongoing search for the elusive tsuwm and/or his kidnappers?

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#14889 - 01/14/01 09:40 PM Re: Weird sports
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wow, let's do it. I suggest we begin a thread on "meaningful relationships." That'll mind-numb 'em!

CapK, I am on my mission as we speak (I from my super-duper palm pilot, lurking and freezing my but [sic emoticon] on the banks of the mighty Mississippi). Cannot say any more right now. Spies abound. Roger, 10-4.


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#14890 - 01/15/01 02:21 AM Re: Weird sports
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wow, let's do it. I suggest we begin a thread on "meaningful relationships." That'll mind-numb 'em!

Yep, I'm always bored by what I don't understand.

CapK, I am on my mission as we speak (I from my super-duper palm pilot, lurking and freezing my but [sic emoticon] on the banks of the mighty Mississippi). Cannot say any more right now. Spies abound. Roger, 10-4.

I've changed my mind (see the "but" thread). It's far too dangerous. You'll be intercepted by the Tennesee Valley Authority and hung by your thumbs until you talk. About .2 of a second. I've got a mission for you in Grozny, Chechnya, which will be a walk in the park by comparison.


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#14891 - 01/15/01 07:20 AM Re: enjoy
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They're eclectic too, because they don't seem to differentiate..
Rather puzzled by your use of the word "eclectic", I always thought you did need to differentiate if you wanted to be eclectic.


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#14892 - 01/15/01 08:23 AM Re: enjoy
jmh Offline
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>Rather puzzled by your use of the word "eclectic"

I think he means "eclectic" as in saying "enjoy" whilst pouring coffee in your lap. Sounds a pretty eclectic choice of ords to me


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#14893 - 01/15/01 10:05 AM Re: Undisputed Champion
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Jo suggests: The main trick is to have a sport that no-one else plays

That's how I became the undisputed Shogi champion of Haven Hall back in my first time through (sic) college days. I was the only one who could remember which one was the bishop and which one the rook.


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