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bunghole 16-01-2007 04:48 AM

Cricket Thread
 
Been meaning to start this for a while. Seems like there's always a plethora of threads about the great game, so I thought it might be good to have a cricket specific thread, where everything that's going on at any given time can be discussed.

Let's face it, we've got specific threads about Gridiron, Poker and god forbid Professional Wrestling amongst others in the World of Sport Forum, so we really don't have a choice do we? :D

Anyway, let's see how it goes. :p

mexicaneagle 16-01-2007 04:56 AM

Bloody England going slow in Hoby.

However, I feel there is method in their lethargic madness. NZ wickets fell at an alarmingly quick rate. If England can get a decent score for 2 wickets at 25 overs, then they are well set to attack.

Edit: I'm supporting this thread but only because I'm too lazy to start a "Current ODI" thread. I think Cricket, unlike the "sports" you mention (Poker!? I Mean, I know it's on telly and all, but WTF?) it is big enough to deserve the separate threads it gets.

bunghole 16-01-2007 04:59 AM

They really should win from here ME.

mexicaneagle 16-01-2007 05:01 AM

I certainly hope so. They really need a bit of a boost

mexicaneagle 16-01-2007 05:02 AM

and I think actually Vaughan has the tactics right here

mexicaneagle 16-01-2007 05:03 AM

Whoops. Spoke too soon. A bloody run out!

oz_da II 16-01-2007 05:12 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by mexicaneagle
(Poker!? I Mean, I know it's on telly and all, but WTF?)
It's a very good and profitable thread, a lot more profitable than the buffoons on the betting thread. :clown:

Telly's got nothing to do with it...

bunghole 16-01-2007 05:16 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by oz_da II
It's a very good and profitable thread, a lot more profitable than the buffoons on the betting thread. :clown:
Harsh but..............:o

Raoul Duke 16-01-2007 05:30 AM

Re: Cricket Thread
 
Quote:

Originally posted by bunghole
Been meaning to start this for a while. Seems like there's always a plethora of threads about the great game, so I thought it might be good to have a cricket specific thread, where everything that's going on at any given time can be discussed.


It's a good idead but after reading your signature I feel that Oisin should be banned from posting or moderating in this thread. He obviously knows nothing about cricket. :)

crystaljim 16-01-2007 05:35 AM

Oisin will no doubt distance himself until England start winning again, he became conspicuous by his absence in the Ashes 06-07 thread.

oz_da II 16-01-2007 05:40 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by crystaljim
Oisin will no doubt distance himself until England start winning again,
He'll be away for a very long time...:clown:

mexicaneagle 16-01-2007 05:43 AM

not looking so good now. Flintoff needs to band a few boundaries.

bunghole 16-01-2007 06:32 AM

28 needed off 28 balls, 5 wickets in hand.

Surely home now.

calne eagle 16-01-2007 06:55 AM

England trying their best to pluck defeat from the jaws of victory......

bunghole 16-01-2007 07:00 AM

Congrats England (and my pocket). :p

calne eagle 16-01-2007 07:03 AM

Phew.

Not exactly convincing....

ozeagle 16-01-2007 07:14 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by bunghole
Congrats England (and my pocket). :p
thanks Oz.
;)

bunghole 16-01-2007 07:39 AM

:p :lux:

Adlerhorst 16-01-2007 09:19 AM

I hereby offer my support to this thread, but can we please not discuss whether [any bowler with dubious action who we all know throws] throws. This has been done to death many many times before.

Oddjob 16-01-2007 09:22 AM

Anyone see on SSN that song Brett Lee has recorded

Its a shocker.

Adlerhorst 16-01-2007 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Oddjob
Anyone see on SSN that song Brett Lee has recorded

Its a shocker.

And you're surprised. By aussie music standards its quite good. ;)

eaglejez 16-01-2007 09:26 AM

Is vaughan out of world cup ?

Adlerhorst 16-01-2007 09:29 AM

This is a cricket thread - can we please discuss cricket rather than men in pyjamas. Ta ;)

oz_da II 16-01-2007 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by zoom
I used to love my cricket and used to be a member at the Oval. Nowadays with it all being on sky i rarely see a game and have lost all but any interest.
Let's translate.

"I used to love my cricket when England beat Australia in 2005, now that they are getting thumped again i have lost all but any interest."



:clown: :hi:

Radders 16-01-2007 10:35 AM

England are back, romping to victory, watch out Australia, here comes the world cup!! :p


















































Carlsberg don't do stupid w*nkers, but if they did, I would be the best in the world!:) :o :clown:

Oddjob 16-01-2007 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by oz_da II
Let's translate.

"I used to love my cricket when England beat Australia in 2005, now that they are getting thumped again i have lost all but any interest."



:clown: :hi:

Pah, part timers.

I am going both 20/20s, Lords and Oval tests and the ODI V India at the Oval this year. Can't beat it for a day out.

Oisin 16-01-2007 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by crystaljim
Oisin will no doubt distance himself until England start winning again, he became conspicuous by his absence in the Ashes 06-07 thread.
Arenít the Ashes over? Iím not really much for ODIís. When they are good they are very good but most the time they are too formulaic. They can make a great day out but I wouldnít watch a whole one one telly. The power play and that stupid sub rule (since revoked) were another nail in the coffin. But the real problem is thereís just so many ODIís that its hard to take them seriously. For the English summer I think we should play less ODIís and add another test.

The world cup is different as that matters. Itís the one ODI series worth winning. But I donít think many people in the UK will get to see much of it as like the Ashes it will all be on Sky with highlights for insomniacs after 11.30.

bunghole 16-01-2007 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Oisin
Arenít the Ashes over?
Not for you they 'aint, not by a long way. :clown: :p :D

Oisin 16-01-2007 01:37 PM

Feel free to gloat if it makes you happy.

Steve in Phoenix 16-01-2007 08:28 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by crystaljim
Oisin will no doubt distance himself until England start winning again, he became conspicuous by his absence in the Ashes 06-07 thread.
Whereas your good self was just a fountain of posts in 2005 weren't you?

Tony 16-01-2007 08:35 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by calne eagle
England trying their best to pluck defeat from the jaws of victory......
England cricket and Crystal Palace football... kindred spirits. :)

James Melody 16-01-2007 08:43 PM

I don't like cricket........

James Melody 16-01-2007 08:44 PM

..........I love it!

bunghole 16-01-2007 10:03 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Oisin
Feel free to gloat if it makes you happy.
The master of the gloating domain speaketh.

Please feel free to make a fool of yourself AGAIN, with more of your 'accurate predictions' and 'insightful analysis' about the Aussie side. Please continue in your role of self appointed BBS expert on all things Australian and be sure to delight us with more of your sore loser vanishing acts, they're becoming quite popular.

FWIW it was YOUR contributions over the past year and a half that generated this outbreak of 'gloating' aimed at YOU, so if you can't cop getting your own back, then that's your problem as you've only YOURSELF to blame. :p :hi:

ozeagle 16-01-2007 10:31 PM

Bung, be kind. The guy is an English/Kiwi hybrid.
Can't blame him in being opposed to a winning culture.
;)

bunghole 16-01-2007 10:42 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Steve in Phoenix
Whereas your good self was just a fountain of posts in 2005 weren't you?
Here's one Steve:

Quote:

Originally posted by crystaljim
The irony of warne dropping that catch after all that fantastic work will be captured in history. Well played England, best series in years.
Winning the ashes is one thing, holding it is another, see you in 2006 -07 . :hello

Maybe you missed it during all the Trafalgar Square/Buckingham Palace stuff that was happening at the time. ;) :D

crystaljim 16-01-2007 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Steve in Phoenix
Whereas your good self was just a fountain of posts in 2005 weren't you?
My posting is consistant, when I can post I will, you can check if you want, but I'm reasonably sure my post count will be similar in 2005 to this recent series. :hi:

crystaljim 16-01-2007 11:09 PM

cheers bung, was i really that magnaminous? Must have been the late nights. wonder if any of Steve's buddies can bring up a similar post by himself about the recent series? :p

bunghole 16-01-2007 11:16 PM

Steve did offer his congrats on the Ashes Thread Jim. :p

crystaljim 17-01-2007 12:40 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by bunghole
Steve did offer his congrats on the Ashes Thread Jim. :p
Yes I didn't think otherwise, I wouldn't want to cast doubt on the number of his posts now would I?? :o

bunghole 17-01-2007 02:19 AM

Anyway, back to the cricket and how bad was that LBW decision that Strauss copped yesterday? It was even worse than one of Martyn's in '05, when he was given out after blasting the ball into his pads. :eek:

When umpires give decisions like these ones, they should automatically be stood down from their next scheduled match imo. :cool:

crystaljim 17-01-2007 02:59 AM

was pretty shocking, still the speed at which he was scoring it ended up being a great tactical decision for eNGLAND

bunghole 17-01-2007 03:00 AM

:o

Radders 17-01-2007 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by bunghole
Anyway, back to the cricket and how bad was that LBW decision that Strauss copped yesterday? It was even worse than one of Martyn's in '05, when he was given out after blasting the ball into his pads. :eek:

When umpires give decisions like these ones, they should automatically be stood down from their next scheduled match imo. :cool:

It was shocking. Then again, the LBW given against Vettori was pretty bad too!

eaglejez 17-01-2007 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by bunghole
Here's one Steve:



Maybe you missed it during all the Trafalgar Square/Buckingham Palace stuff that was happening at the time. ;) :D

to be fair you had a big victory parade when you won in 1989 !!

Oisin 17-01-2007 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by bunghole
The master of the gloating domain speaketh.

Please feel free to make a fool of yourself AGAIN, with more of your 'accurate predictions' and 'insightful analysis' about the Aussie side. Please continue in your role of self appointed BBS expert on all things Australian and be sure to delight us with more of your sore loser vanishing acts, they're becoming quite popular.

FWIW it was YOUR contributions over the past year and a half that generated this outbreak of 'gloating' aimed at YOU, so if you can't cop getting your own back, then that's your problem as you've only YOURSELF to blame. :p :hi:

You what? Iíd be surprised if I had more than much more than half a dozen conversations on here about the Ashes between the end of the last series and the build up to this one. My prediction was Australia would win because England couldnít triumph over Warne. I think I also said I expected England to regain next time out as the Aussie selectors have a preference for returning to old blokes like Martyn rather than blooding youngsters. I didnít recall going around gloating at BBSers about the 2005 series either on the board of through PMs. I probably had a pop at the Aussie cricketers I donít like. I find Pigeon rude and unsporting in his belittling of opponents, Punter a whinger and only Haydenís wife, mum and Justin Langer have a good word to say about Matthew Hayden.
I really canít read you is all this banter or have you got a problem with me? I thought the PM was friendly but I sense now it wasnít.
As for disappearing my Internet went down at home when I changed provider and I wasnít in the office over Christmas. I didnít know you need a letter of absence from the BBS. Anyway I did lose some interest in the series over Christmas as it was so one sided that I couldnít be arsed to get up in the middle of the night to drive to my mumís to watch. I donít get a sleep in because of my young baby. I wasnít then going to drive ten miles to central London to post about it on my work computer. Thatís not being dedicated, thatís getting your priorities wrong.

Steve in Phoenix 17-01-2007 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by crystaljim
My posting is consistant, when I can post I will, you can check if you want, but I'm reasonably sure my post count will be similar in 2005 to this recent series. :hi:
Easy enough to check and you did post a lot more this time around - by your standards a 36% increase.

So perhaps you're not the best person to throw stones at other posters? Especially with such Australian posters as..

ozeagle going from 165 to 370
MAW going from 45 to 294

Now you may claim your posting is "consistant" but I'm sure Oisin's is as well from what I've seen and your post was unwarranted.

crystaljim 17-01-2007 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Steve in Phoenix
Easy enough to check and you did post a lot more this time around - by your standards a 36% increase.

So perhaps you're not the best person to throw stones at other posters? Especially with such Australian posters as..

ozeagle going from 165 to 370
MAW going from 45 to 294

Now you may claim your posting is "consistant" but I'm sure Oisin's is as well from what I've seen and your post was unwarranted.

Fair play, it was meant as a wind up, rather than any attempt at being vindictive, we could argue all day about post count and Oisins explanation at his absence is fair enough. I had a young son born during the Ashes series of 2005, so i know what that can be like. The time difference comes into play too. Its a lot easier to post "live" than to wake up, hear bad news and then continure to relive it .
I'm sure come 2009 it will all be different again.
:p

Raoul Duke 17-01-2007 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by Oisin
You what? Iíd be surprised if I had more than much more than half a dozen conversations on here about the Ashes between the end of the last series and the build up to this one. My prediction was Australia would win because England couldnít triumph over Warne. I think I also said I expected England to regain next time out as the Aussie selectors have a preference for returning to old blokes like Martyn rather than blooding youngsters. I didnít recall going around gloating at BBSers about the 2005 series either on the board of through PMs. I probably had a pop at the Aussie cricketers I donít like. I find Pigeon rude and unsporting in his belittling of opponents, Punter a whinger and only Haydenís wife, mum and Justin Langer have a good word to say about Matthew Hayden.
I really canít read you is all this banter or have you got a problem with me? I thought the PM was friendly but I sense now it wasnít.
As for disappearing my Internet went down at home when I changed provider and I wasnít in the office over Christmas. I didnít know you need a letter of absence from the BBS. Anyway I did lose some interest in the series over Christmas as it was so one sided that I couldnít be arsed to get up in the middle of the night to drive to my mumís to watch. I donít get a sleep in because of my young baby. I wasnít then going to drive ten miles to central London to post about it on my work computer. Thatís not being dedicated, thatís getting your priorities wrong.

Don't be so touchy mate, it's just a gentle wind up. :)

bunghole 18-01-2007 04:16 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Oisin
You what? Iíd be surprised if I had more than much more than half a dozen conversations on here about the Ashes between the end of the last series and the build up to this one. My prediction was Australia would win because England couldnít triumph over Warne. I think I also said I expected England to regain next time out as the Aussie selectors have a preference for returning to old blokes like Martyn rather than blooding youngsters. I didnít recall going around gloating at BBSers about the 2005 series either on the board of through PMs. I probably had a pop at the Aussie cricketers I donít like. I find Pigeon rude and unsporting in his belittling of opponents, Punter a whinger and only Haydenís wife, mum and Justin Langer have a good word to say about Matthew Hayden.
I really canít read you is all this banter or have you got a problem with me? I thought the PM was friendly but I sense now it wasnít.
As for disappearing my Internet went down at home when I changed provider and I wasnít in the office over Christmas. I didnít know you need a letter of absence from the BBS. Anyway I did lose some interest in the series over Christmas as it was so one sided that I couldnít be arsed to get up in the middle of the night to drive to my mumís to watch. I donít get a sleep in because of my young baby. I wasnít then going to drive ten miles to central London to post about it on my work computer. Thatís not being dedicated, thatís getting your priorities wrong.

Oh dear.

Look, I don't 'have a problem' with you as I've never met you.

You don't like McGrath fair enough, but your posts about him were cricket related and about his age. The age thing was a constant theme of yours for a LONG time and you know it. Interestingly, whilst you dislike like him belittling his opponents, you happily 'belittled' Stuart Clark as being a 'journeyman' even before he made his debut against SA, then again after he took 15 wickets at 20 in that series.

Here's some samples of your work on this page of the Ashes thread: http://forums.cpfc.org/showthread.ph...pagenumber=186

The fact that both McGrath and Clark made significant contributions in tearing England a new one after your comments, just made our win all the more sweeter for me I have to admit. :p

All you did whenever you spoke about the Aussies on the BBS after '05 was 'belittle' them, which was fair enough as England deservedly won that series. FTR it's also a covert form of gloating, which again is fair enough. However, all that's happening here is that you've had your own words thrown back at you, which you were happy enough to put forward in the 15 months leading into this series.

As for your opinion of Ponting, McGrath and Hayden as sports persons, well good for you. It's always funny reading on here and not just from you tbf, about all of the horrendous character flaws ingrained in despicable Aussie sportsmen, whilst their English counterparts are beyond reproach. They're always the epitomy of good sportsmanship, always behave with dignity and decency, basically they're just a wonderful bunch of warm and decent human beings.

Bottom line is that the only thing that this boring, repetitive rubbish says, is that the Aussies must be going OK ON THE FIELD. If McGrath, Ponting, Hayden etc etc etc were English and performed the same deeds on the field for England, they'd be 'worshipped' (good word Steve ;) ) and anyone who tries to argue otherwise is living in total denial imo.

But because they're Aussies and England have lost regularly when they've been in our side, the only saving grace from an English perspective is that they're turds. FFS a neutral new to this site, could easily assume that Matthew Hayden has murdered or raped someone, based on the crap that's written on here. :rolleyes:

Anyway, back to the matter at hand. Point taken about not needing a 'leave pass' from the BBS and tbf you did 'return' during the Sydney Test. However, you didn't just stop posting on the Ashes thread over Xmas, things came to a grinding halt midway through the 3rd Test in Perth. That was ten days before Xmas and almost at the exact point of the match when the Aussies were starting to get on top, prior to clinching the match and regaining the Ashes.

Combine your slagging of the Aussie players in the year and a bit after '05 and the timing of your departure during the Perth Test and maybe you'll begin to see why the 'Oisingonlywhenwe'rewinning' finger is being pointed from down here.

Then there's your 'reporting' via the Aussie newspapers which you seemed to take great pride in on more than one occassion. First it was the story about the Australian side being the subject of a terrorist threat in '05, which only came to light this year. You used the term 'hysteria had broken out' (or something very similar) in the Aussie press, which was just bullshit. Yes it was reported, simply because it was newsworthy, as would any terrorist threat to any of ours and I suspect your sporting sides. However, saying that 'hysteria' had broken out was just attention seeking garbage.

Then there was your 'reporting' of the McGrath prediction that now appears on my signature. Here's what happened. I actually listened to the entire interview when he made his prediction that YOU went into 'hysteria' about, to the point that you just HAD to post it on here.

McGrath has a regular spot on the Big Sports Breakfast Show radio program in Sydney, where he does 1 or 2 interviews a week. During the interview which made it into the press, the hosts of the program spent the entire 15 minutes or so trying to lightheartedly goad McGrath into:

1. Naming his 'targets'
2. Predicting 5-0, as he'd done in the past.

"Come on Glen, what about Trescothick", "how about Cook, he's only a kid", "what about Flintoff, you like targeting captains" etc, a series of leading questions from the hosts about his 'targets'.

"Will we win 5-0?", "come on Glen, you always say we will", "oh, so you're saying that we won't win every match" etc etc about the 5-0 stuff.

McGrath's responses were deflective and he acknowledged that he'd look foolish if he predicted 5-0 again and it didn't happen. "I got myself into trouble last time", "if you guys want to say that then that's your opinion" even "I don't want to upset anyone in England" etc. All good humoured responses, interspersed with quite a lot of laughter

At the end of the interview the hosts tried one final time to pin him down by saying "so by not saying we'll win 5-0, you're saying that you won't go into every match thinking we'll win". McGrath's response was "well if you put it like that, then all I'll say is that we always go into every match confident of winning, as I'm sure England do".

Hosts response - "thanks Glen, we'll be expecting nothing less than 5-0 then, ha ha".

The absolute worst one could say is that McGrath unwillingly made the prediction, but even thats stretching things to the absolute max.

Anyway, the press then got hold of it, you saw it in the Aussie papers and then dutifully reported the findings of your research on the BBS, in your self appointed role.

There are 2 incredibly funny things about this:

That it did happen when even he didn't really think it would, after years of saying it and that it came back to bite you. Surely you can see why some of us were ROFL. :D

See Oisin, all of this stuff simply added up to conclusions being made not just by me, but by most of the Aussies on here, to the point that it was actually discussed at the Sydney BBS Xmas get together. Ozeagle, as we all know gives it out big time, but he always acknowledges when we get beaten and makes the obligitory congrats. Doesn't take anything back, but still shows some bollocks.

Aki Aki Aki, was another to give it to us big time in the period after '05, yet still had the balls to come on and acknowledge when we won this time around.

The majority of the Brits on here basically whooped it up in '05 (good on them) and haven't been back since. Doesn't mean that they lack balls, probably that they couldn't be arsed to say anything in between series. And I'm sure they would've been back had England won. The time difference is obviously another factor

Then we have people such as Radders, Adlerhorst, LLCOOLSTEVE, Steve in Phoenix, Golf Boy, Pete Eagle etc (the list goes beyond that so apologies for missing anyone out) who are genuine fans of the game, give as good as they get, but are good sports and who will always front up regardless.

Bottom line is that for whatever reason, you did disappear after 15 months of snide, smug and as history subsequently proved brain dead 'commentary' whenever you spoke about the Aussies. Since you've 'returned' you've acted as if none of this happened, except when challenged by your own words being 're-birthed'.

Are you answerable to me - absolutely not, nor am I to you. Do you care what 'we' down here think about you - probably not, nor should you really, as you don't know any of us (philaire excluded) personally. Same for us, we've never met you in person and probably never will.

So if you've taken offence at me and some of the other Aussies getting in your face, then so be it. I've fallen victim to my own words coming back to bite me before and sure as shit I will again in the future. When it happens I'll try to cop it on the chin. Maybe you should try to do the same with all due respect.

Couple fo things to finish with. I do have to thank you for helping me kill an entire day at work today, by coming back to this 'post in progess' periodically. Gets boring just sitting in the office tracking the scores in the tennis all day, so thanks for that. :D

Finally. Given your well documented age discriminatory remarks about the Aussies, you'd have to be happy with England's youth development policy. That young Nixon looks a real find, so things are finally looking up in the wicket keeping department after the woeful Jones era. Reckon the young fella will develop into quite a player one day. ;) :D

Gee, look at the time, almost time to call it a day. :p :lux: :hi:

ozeagle 18-01-2007 05:19 AM

whip that one in your tea break, Bung?

bunghole 18-01-2007 05:22 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by ozeagle
whip that one in your tea break, Bung?
I gotta get myself a real job one day Oz, but not just yet. :o

ozeagle 18-01-2007 05:40 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by bunghole
Anyway, back to the cricket and how bad was that LBW decision that Strauss copped yesterday? It was even worse than one of Martyn's in '05, when he was given out after blasting the ball into his pads. :eek:

When umpires give decisions like these ones, they should automatically be stood down from their next scheduled match imo. :cool:


agree. FFS, how hard can it be to both hear and see that the bloke hit it with the full face of the bat!!!

:rolleyes:

bunghole 19-01-2007 03:56 AM

Err, why has it taken until the age of 34 for Martin Loye to get a start in England's one day side? :confused: :eek:

oz_da II 19-01-2007 04:57 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by bunghole
Err, why has it taken until the age of 34 for Martin Loye to get a start in England's one day side? :confused: :eek:
Loye made a fifty for his NZ club side last week = automatic call up for the England one day opening spot.

Henfield Eagle 19-01-2007 05:28 AM

POMS have a mountain to climb now!

KYLIE MINEAGLE 19-01-2007 06:08 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by bunghole
I gotta get myself a real job one day Oz, but not just yet. :o
Just thinking that .That wasTolstoyesque that last post.

Adlerhorst 19-01-2007 08:34 AM

Anyway, back on topic, wtf are both asif and shoaib doing playing for Pakistan. Aren't they supposed to be banned

Steve in Phoenix 19-01-2007 08:52 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by bunghole
Err, why has it taken until the age of 34 for Martin Loye to get a start in England's one day side? :confused: :eek:
Loye's a talented misfit. But he'd walk into another other team.. probably have played 50 times by now!

Shoreditch CPFC 19-01-2007 09:33 AM

anyone know the score ?

Steve in Phoenix 19-01-2007 10:00 AM

108-6, 30 overs

Lewis took Clarke, Anderson gets White. Hussey still in as always.

Adlerhorst 19-01-2007 12:20 PM

My god SA are utter rubbish. 120-7 on a flat pitch against a limited attack

Adlerhorst 19-01-2007 12:20 PM

Sorry 120-8

Adlerhorst 19-01-2007 12:24 PM

Sorry again 120-9.

i've only seen 3 balls since I switched back on after they were 5-50 odd, and i've seen two wickets

Adlerhorst 19-01-2007 12:24 PM

A lot of appalling shots.

Adlerhorst 19-01-2007 12:25 PM

Some good catches by Pakistan (mixed in with the usual atrocious fielding though)

Adlerhorst 19-01-2007 12:28 PM

124 all out. Worst ten minutes of cricket by a team i have seen in ages, and that's saying something after the last couple of months

Even Sami got a wicket FFS

Radders 19-01-2007 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by bunghole
Err, why has it taken until the age of 34 for Martin Loye to get a start in England's one day side? :confused: :eek:
I think Mal Loye (I think Mal is for Malachy!) has been around for some time but is a limited 1 day hitter whose game has developed over the last 3 or 4 years into a real quality 1 day hitter. However, those of us who are familiar with the selectors insanity won't be surprised that they have called him up well after the time he should have been called up. Thats England selectors all over.

Some bright spots from today. Tremlett bowled ok. Jimmy is getting his length right at long last and bowled beautifully. Loye made a decent start, Dalrymple is a fighter and Freddie did ok but too much was left for him to do. Nixon is doing ok but I can't help thinking they have missed a trick not getting Foster/Davies/Prior/Mustard or even Batty (for you Klinx) instead.

Some not so bright spots, Bell, Joyce and Lewis (despite decent figures today) must take a break. Perhaps even Colly as he has done very little since his double ton. Get Bopara in now that he's there for christs sake!!

Still way behind the Aussies but some good signs and some fight at last.

Radders 19-01-2007 12:39 PM

How did Chucktar look Adler? Was he skinning up down at fine leg?

Adlerhorst 19-01-2007 12:41 PM

Pupils dilated

Radders 19-01-2007 12:44 PM

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Originally posted by Adlerhorst
Pupils dilated
:D :D

Only 4 wickets down if you take out the drug cheats! :o

(Sorry Klinx)

oz_da II 19-01-2007 01:23 PM

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Originally posted by Radders
Perhaps even Colly as he has done very little since his double ton.
One of the finest five minutes of cricket ever from a one day international batsman.

Run out your partner before you've faced a ball and then acquire a golden quacker next ball.

Hats off to you Collywobbles. :p

Adlerhorst 19-01-2007 01:47 PM

Pakistan doing a good impression of SA at the moment 23-3

kolinkins 19-01-2007 02:26 PM

Great to see Shoaib back into his stride.

Surprised Sami was picked - how did he look Adlerhorst?

I look forward to the highlights later.

kolinkins 19-01-2007 02:29 PM

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Originally posted by Adlerhorst
My god SA are utter rubbish. 120-7 on a flat pitch against a limited attack
Shoaib, Asif and Kaneria - limited? Pah! all we need is Gul in for Sami, and we'd have a ēēēēēēē good bowling unit (drugs, legal actions and fitness permitting)

Radders 19-01-2007 03:51 PM

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Originally posted by kolinkins
(drugs, legal actions and fitness permitting)

Yay! :lux: :lux:


Klinx sense of humour is back!!

Well done mate!
;)

kolinkins 19-01-2007 03:54 PM

Summer was a bad time for me!!!!!

oz_da II 19-01-2007 04:03 PM

What's Akmal thinking?

Radders 19-01-2007 04:21 PM

16 wickets on day 1:eek:

Is it a minefield, good bowling or crap batting?

oz_da II 19-01-2007 04:56 PM

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Originally posted by Radders
16 wickets on day 1:eek:

Is it a minefield, good bowling or crap batting?

From what I saw, a bit of both, not a minefield either.

Adlerhorst 19-01-2007 04:59 PM

I would say that Kallis got a good ball, and one of the Pakistani openers, the left handed one, that ball was a lot better than the dismissal looked. The rest were basically poor or very poor shots. Akmal and, well a lot of South Africans were very irresponsible.

Kaneria bowled about as well as i have ever seen him bowl;)

Adlerhorst 19-01-2007 05:00 PM

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Originally posted by kolinkins
Shoaib, Asif and Kaneria - limited? Pah! all we need is Gul in for Sami, and we'd have a ēēēēēēē good bowling unit (drugs, legal actions and fitness permitting)
You missed off dubious selections ;)

Sami bowled okay in answer to your earlier question.

kolinkins 19-01-2007 05:35 PM

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Originally posted by Radders
16 wickets on day 1:eek:

Is it a minefield, good bowling or crap batting?

Lack of mental strength on the part of the Pakistanis.

kolinkins 19-01-2007 07:16 PM

Regarding Hussey not walking - apparantly, he told Anderson in the middle that he did nick it. why didnt Jimmy just turn around and tell the umpire?

Golf Boy 19-01-2007 07:56 PM

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Originally posted by kolinkins
Regarding Hussey not walking - apparantly, he told Anderson in the middle that he did nick it. why didnt Jimmy just turn around and tell the umpire?
LOL.

That tactic doesn't seem to work for footballers.

I once told the wicket keeper i'd nicked it after he's dropped the ball. What I didn't know was that he was a phsycopath and threatened to 'make me eat my bat' after the game if I scored any more runs:eek:

Golf Boy 19-01-2007 07:57 PM

I noticed the Danish guy has been picked in Englands world cup preliminry squad.

Adlerhorst 19-01-2007 08:19 PM

Much though i dislike the one day game i have two thoughts on today's. Why is Nixon ahead of Dalrymple in the batting order and Hodge can really catch

oz_da II 19-01-2007 08:31 PM

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Originally posted by kolinkins
Regarding Hussey not walking - apparantly, he told Anderson in the middle that he did nick it. why didnt Jimmy just turn around and tell the umpire?
Sort of like they do in under 9's cricket? :clown:

kolinkins 19-01-2007 09:29 PM

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Originally posted by oz_da II
Sort of like they do in under 9's cricket? :clown:
I know, I know, it was hardly a realistic suggestion.

IMHO, appealing when the bowler knows its not out, and not walking are as much cheating as chucking, dancing on the wicket, claiming catches on the bouce and taking drugs....

oz_da II 20-01-2007 12:50 AM

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Originally posted by kolinkins
I know, I know, it was hardly a realistic suggestion.

IMHO, appealing when the bowler knows its not out, and not walking are as much cheating as chucking, dancing on the wicket, claiming catches on the bouce and taking drugs....

So there is only one player in international cricket who doesn't cheat?

And he's Australian!?!?!?!

kolinkins 20-01-2007 12:51 AM

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Originally posted by oz_da II
So there is only one player in international cricket who doesn't cheat?

And he Australian!?!?!?!

Yep, just Gilly.

ebyeeckeagle 20-01-2007 01:30 AM

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Originally posted by kolinkins
Yep, just Gilly.
S'true. I suspect he will be pressured to stop it soon!

oz_da II 20-01-2007 01:32 AM

That won't happen.

Raoul Duke 20-01-2007 08:48 AM

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Originally posted by ebyeeckeagle
S'true. I suspect he will be pressured to stop it soon!
I'm sure there was plenty of pressure on Gilly a couple of years ago when he walked but replays showed he hit the ground and not the ball. He still continues to walk though.

kolinkins 20-01-2007 11:48 AM

Good last wicket partnership here.

Inzi - the most under-rated batsman in the modern game

Adlerhorst 20-01-2007 11:48 AM

Forgot it was on - will go and take a look - think i might work from home today

kolinkins 20-01-2007 11:51 AM

Pakistan robbed of 5 runs (for the 2nd time in 5 months)

bunghole 20-01-2007 11:56 AM

Hussey didn't admit to Anderson that he'd hit it.

He told Anderson that he doesn't walk, unless the umpire gives him out. :D

kolinkins 20-01-2007 11:56 AM

All out

kolinkins 20-01-2007 11:57 AM

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Originally posted by bunghole
Hussey didn't admit to Anderson that he'd hit it.

He told Anderson that he doesn't walk, unless the umpire gives him out. :D

Fair enough - Jimmy said Hussey told him it he nicked it.


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