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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by northernlight » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:53 am

So, India have won the World Cup!!!

Watched most of the final.

The first surprise was that India fielded so well. They definitely saved 20+ runs in the field, which made a big difference in determining the outcome. They applied pressure to SL so well, especially in the early part of their innings.

The second surprise was Sri Lanka's team - missed a few handy slower bowlers - and Mathews was missed too. Murali was clearly not 100%, which didn't help them.

Lovely 100 by Jaywardene. It looked to be a match-winning knock, especially when Sehwag was out in the first over of India's innings, and Sachin was out cheaply a few overs later!

But Gambhir/ Kohli steadied things well.. and then a real captain's innings from MS Dhoni swung things back India's way spectacularly. And Dhoni's huge six to win the tournament was the stuff of dreams. Major kudos to Dhoni for promoting himself up the order and really delivering when the pressure was on.

I thought that it was a really good quality final, probably the best in a very long time. And the tournament itself was the most enjoyable for a long time.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by andyroo » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:50 am

Excellent game of cricket that final.

Talk about winning in style. That hit from Dhoni... you could see his eyes light up before he hit it. Sensational.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by mkgleeds » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:19 pm

Bank Holiday weekend - Nice and Sunny - World Cup fresh in the memory - Ashes glow remains. So what treats have the ECB lined up for us.

A full Championship and full CB40 schedule - excellent.

None within London or within 50 miles of London. That's about 12m potential customers with no opportunity.

F*ckwits

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Big Nose » Wed May 18, 2011 6:26 pm

I've enjoyed IPL because I enjoy t20, tournaments, cricket and Shonali Nagrani.

Although the (suppressed) purist in me does object to sixes being rebranded "DLF maximums", drinks (oppurtunites for TV adverts more like) being "maxx mobile timeouts", and probably most ridiculously any amazing catch/ball/wicket etc.. now referred to as a "Citibank moment of magic."

I have looked into crickets future.....
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by a layer of chips » Wed May 18, 2011 7:46 pm

Does... that... actually... happen?

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Post by humblebee » Wed May 18, 2011 10:30 pm

As far as I can see, then, that's pretty much the end of everything.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by mkgleeds » Wed May 18, 2011 10:42 pm

Big Nose wrote:I've enjoyed IPL because I enjoy t20, tournaments, cricket and Shonali Nagrani.

Although the (suppressed) purist in me does object to sixes being rebranded "DLF maximums", drinks (oppurtunites for TV adverts more like) being "maxx mobile timeouts", and probably most ridiculously any amazing catch/ball/wicket etc.. now referred to as a "Citibank moment of magic."

I have looked into crickets future.....
Is that the women sitting uncomfortably on the sofa next to Gladstone Small and Alex Stewart. I like Isa Guha as well.

The 6 thing is most annoying - as basically there's lots of them in the IPL.

Essex's star signing - Owais Shah is out there - not seen him play yet !

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Wheatabeat » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:47 am

Freddie Flintoff mentioned my local cricket team, Delph & Dobcross on TMS yesterday. I'm just listening back on iPlayer on.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... 9_07_2011/

Freddie starts at 3 hours 50 minutes. He mentions us at about 4 hours 4 minutes.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by a layer of chips » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:22 pm

Anyone skiving off work tomorrow and heading down to Lords? 20,000 tickets on sale at £20 each from half eight, apparently.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by mkgleeds » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:01 pm

a layer of chips wrote:Anyone skiving off work tomorrow and heading down to Lords? 20,000 tickets on sale at £20 each from half eight, apparently.
It's very tempting

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Post by graysonscolumn » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:43 pm

Wheatabeat wrote: Freddie Flintoff mentioned my local cricket team, Delph & Dobcross on TMS yesterday. I'm just listening back on iPlayer on.
Blimey, I used to play cricket there!

Well, I use the term "play" loosely - Delph & Denshaw's cricket team for the Saddleworth Village Olympics (which is still going, I'm delighted to read elsewhere!) used to have the odd practice match there before the actual tournament at Friarmere in September.

My dyspraxia-tinged batting and right-arm-optimistic legbreaks were thankfully rarely pressed into action, though bizarrely I was quite tasty at that catching the ball. And still was, the last I tried.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by graysonscolumn » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:47 pm

mkgleeds wrote:
a layer of chips wrote:Anyone skiving off work tomorrow and heading down to Lords? 20,000 tickets on sale at £20 each from half eight, apparently.
It's very tempting
It's bloody tempting even from 196.9 miles away! Absolutely absorbing Test match so far.

Slightly worried that Tremlett's hamstring appears to have gone a bit twangy - he was definitely labouring in that final session this evening. Work for the physios to do this evening, if they can do anything.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by humblebee » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:41 pm

Wheatabeat wrote:Freddie Flintoff mentioned my local cricket team, Delph & Dobcross on TMS yesterday. I'm just listening back on iPlayer on.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... 9_07_2011/

Freddie starts at 3 hours 50 minutes. He mentions us at about 4 hours 4 minutes.

This is my cricket team: http://twitter.com/#!/delphcricket
Hey, I wondered why Delph & Dobcross were following Cod Almighty on Twitter!

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by mkgleeds » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:13 am

mkgleeds wrote:
a layer of chips wrote:Anyone skiving off work tomorrow and heading down to Lords? 20,000 tickets on sale at £20 each from half eight, apparently.
It's very tempting
Sod it i'm going - even if it means queueing up from 9am.

2 days in a row of cricket and Comet Gain - with Indietracks to follow - wonder what i'll do Tues-Thurs

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Wheatabeat » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:14 am

humblebee wrote: Hey, I wondered why Delph & Dobcross were following Cod Almighty on Twitter!
We get where mould doesn't!
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by PYT » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:49 pm

Michael Vaughan is in terrific form on TMS today. The two or three overs in the lead up to Sachin's wicket were wonderful radio.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by a layer of chips » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:56 pm

He really is bloody good, isn't he? More than anyone else on there, you can tell he really knows his onions. So to speak.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by graysonscolumn » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:20 pm

There's also something of the Boycott about Vaughan's bursts of exasperation, I reckon.

He wasn't going to let the point lie about Strauss not bringing Morgan up to short leg in that spell before lunch. And with actually defending the victory total (hopefully) not an issue, he was spot on about that.

More enriching than Phil Tufnell's gawd luv a duck one-liners about which of the crowd he could offer gynaecological assistance to if so pressed. If Tuffers were a music album, he'd be Parklife or The Great Escape.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by Big Nose » Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:16 pm

Speaking of which, Boycott's gone all communist on us.

http://twitpic.com/5tirdy

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Post by mkgleeds » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:24 pm

An excellent days entertainment. Well worth an hour in the queue.
Now off to Comet Gain.
Worried that if turn unto a Comet Gain gig more pissed than Comet Gain this will be the moment when the world ends

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