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#55147 - 02/08/02 03:14 PM Re: Who won?
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five bloody days

Arright!!! John Madden talking about blood pudding for five days!


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#55148 - 02/08/02 07:08 PM Re: Who won?
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Y'all've got me wondering: how, then, do announcers of cricket games fill the presumably long stretches of otherwise vacant airtime?

If you come over here this (or next) Summer you will see how exciting cricket can actually be. Blink and you could miss some spectacular play!! There are very few stretches between play, btw. Usually fifteen minutes tea in the evening and half an hour lunch during the day.

Afterwards, you, me and Faldage can retire to Mulligan's for scoops, as promised.


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#55149 - 02/09/02 01:03 AM Re: Who won?
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Be fair, Rubrick. (a) Take them to a one-day game. They are not culturally attuned to five-dayers. And (b) take them to a one-day game in Zild or Oz. You may as well show them quality, as well.

Note that a rather weak provincial side in Zild, Northern Districts, walloped the English team this week ... [Shame, shame -e]

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#55150 - 02/09/02 07:37 AM Re: Who won?
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Note that a rather weak provincial side in Zild, Northern Districts, walloped the English team this week ...

Well, that's not difficult!!!

As for one-dayers. We usually play evening Taverners (20 overs - no lbw, first ball free, retirement at 20 runs, two-overs bowling per player) games after work and the occasional 40-over (proper rules/laws) at the weekend against a GOOD side. The evening games usually last about three hours and can be watched from the pavilion bar - probably the best cricket grandstand in the world! Such is our standard that we usually win the cricket match but come second in the drinking competition afterwards!

We don't have the time for five-day tests, although it would be great to play in the odd one.!!


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#55151 - 02/09/02 08:11 AM Re: Champs!
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And you people go on about us liking cricket ...

Anybody notice that this thread now has almost as many cricket posts as football posts?


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#55152 - 02/09/02 09:13 AM Re: Champs!
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almost as many cricket posts as football posts

Ah, let us rejoice in our diversity.




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#55153 - 02/09/02 09:52 AM Re: Champs!
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Ah, let us rejoice in our diversity.

And a couple of baseball posts!



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#55154 - 02/09/02 11:09 AM Re: Champs!
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almost as many cricket posts as football posts

Ah, let us rejoice in our diversity.

Anyway, they're stumps, not posts!








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#55155 - 02/09/02 11:14 AM Re: Champs!
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And a couple of baseball posts!

"Are you posting? Yes, you are posting. There's no posts in baseball"

-Tom Hanks, A League of our Own.


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#55156 - 02/09/02 12:11 PM Re: Champs!
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common ground?

Perhaps we can all meet on common ground, sometime, for a go at that cricket-to-baseball transitional hybrid, towne ball.

But, then, how do we sneak the footballers into this contest?


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