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Xiolablu3
02-11-2007, 06:26 PM
I reckon Test Matches are a thing of the past. All that boring 5 day stuff for one match...

One day cricket is the future... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


What do you guys think?

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/england/6349169.stm

berg417448
02-11-2007, 06:33 PM
Oh...I thought you meant this:

http://www.mycricket.com/


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Taylortony
02-11-2007, 06:33 PM
I would rather cultivate piles than talk about cricket http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

Xiolablu3
02-11-2007, 06:35 PM
Originally posted by Taylortony:
I would rather cultivate piles than talk about cricket http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif #

You just did http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Taylortony
02-11-2007, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Taylortony:
I would rather cultivate piles than talk about cricket http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif #

You just did http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif so I did http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Philipscdrw
02-11-2007, 06:48 PM
I'm Australo-English (or Anglo-Australian). So I win (or lose) every time!

Once I drove into fence piles with a Land Rover. It was a long and sorry story; the moral is "don't try to shorten your journey by 5 seconds by thrashing the thing up the field at 40mph".

partic_3
02-11-2007, 06:56 PM
I read a great line from a pommy journo who said that coming back from Australia with a one day tournament trophy after setting out to retain the Ashes was a bit like dashing into a burning building to save a baby and coming out with the cat. You quite like the cat and you're kind of glad to have saved it but...
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Feathered_IV
02-11-2007, 07:04 PM
A certain Irishman once described cricket as organised loitering. I think that pretty much sums it up.

blakduk
02-11-2007, 07:13 PM
Originally posted by partic_3:
I read a great line from a pommy journo who said that coming back from Australia with a one day tournament trophy after setting out to retain the Ashes was a bit like dashing into a burning building to save a baby and coming out with the cat. You quite like the cat and you're kind of glad to have saved it but...
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http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/351.gifI like that one a lot.
I wish i had taken my Dad's advice two weeks ago and put money on the English to win. The old codger won $200 for a $10 bet.
In response to the news from him i pointed out to him that he's a catholic and gambling is a sin- he should therefore forfeit the money me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Taylortony
02-11-2007, 07:14 PM
Originally posted by Philipscdrw:
I'm Australo-English (or Anglo-Australian). So I win (or lose) every time!

Once I drove into fence piles with a Land Rover. It was a long and sorry story; the moral is "don't try to shorten your journey by 5 seconds by thrashing the thing up the field at 40mph".

you got 40mph out of a Landrover...Bloody hell was it souped up.........

We had a theory in the RAF, they only made the landrover cross country capable because it's turning circle was so cr*p..

Ishmael932
02-11-2007, 09:03 PM
Isn't cricket kind of like baseball only boring?

Xiolablu3
02-11-2007, 10:04 PM
Originally posted by Ishmael932:
Isn't cricket kind of like baseball only boring?

Isnt baseball the same game as 'Rounders' , what the girls play here at school while the boys play Cricket? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

This thread was actually meant for the Aussies, but they are deathly quiet so far, I wonder why? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Esel1964
02-11-2007, 10:22 PM
Let a Yank ask a couple of questions,eh:

I've always wondered what the he** the object was.
What's more inportant,knocking the bails off,or splitting the wickets?
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FlatSpinMan
02-11-2007, 10:56 PM
Knocking the bails off means the batsman is out (as long as he is out of the crease -Yanks, think safe area around home plate. Breaking wickets looks cool but the main thing is that the bails come off.
I remember watching one game ages ago where the wickets were hit, one of the bails lifted up...and then fell back into the groove. The batsman was not dismissed.
I'm an NZer and have to say I'm amazed that England A) got through to the finals (despite NZ being half-arsed I thought you guys were more so)and B) beating Australia - now THAT is excellent. Rule Britannia!!!!
Unfortunately I saw none of it as I live in Japan http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

Ratsack
02-11-2007, 11:03 PM
Did we lose?!

I admit, I stopped watching well before the finals.

cheers,
Ratsack

Ishmael932
02-11-2007, 11:28 PM
Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ishmael932:
Isn't cricket kind of like baseball only boring?

Isnt baseball the same game as 'Rounders' , what the girls play here at school while the boys play Cricket? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I don't know. Do your girls throw 90+ mph fastballs? Do they play a 162 game season plus cactus league & playoffs? I would dearly love to see a batsman stand in while a big league pitcher threw a high-heat brushback pitch right where their head is.

I dunno. Do your girls try to hit 90+ mile/per/hour fastballs from 60 feet away? Do they play a 162 game season plus cactus league and playoffs? I would dearly love to see a cricket batsman stand in while a big league pitcher threw them a high-heat brushback pitch right where their head was.

This thread was actually meant for the Aussies, but they are deathly quiet so far, I wonder why? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

WTE_Moleboy
02-11-2007, 11:32 PM
Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
I reckon Test Matches are a thing of the past. All that boring 5 day stuff for one match...

One day cricket is the future... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


What do you guys think?

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cricket/england/6349169.stm

One word. Heresy!

Philipscdrw
02-12-2007, 12:42 AM
Originally posted by Taylortony:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Philipscdrw:
I'm Australo-English (or Anglo-Australian). So I win (or lose) every time!

Once I drove into fence piles with a Land Rover. It was a long and sorry story; the moral is "don't try to shorten your journey by 5 seconds by thrashing the thing up the field at 40mph".

you got 40mph out of a Landrover...Bloody hell was it souped up.........

We had a theory in the RAF, they only made the landrover cross country capable because it's turning circle was so cr*p.. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Ah yes, the turning circle. I reached the end of the field, started the turn, then thought "Ho hum. That fence is approaching quite fast. What can I do? I'm certainly not going to steer harder or this thing is going to roll..." BANG BANG BANG, three fence piles out of commission. In fairness, it had big fat tyres to avoid churning up the field too much, slightly lower diameter than normal tyres, so the speedo would be overreading slightly...

WTE_Googly
02-12-2007, 05:10 AM
I'm a New Zealander too, and it is nice to see Australia beaten once in a while, although I must say I always supported the Aussies in the games against the English, so feeling rather stupid now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

Cricket is such a wonderful sport! Anything can happen http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

smokincrater
02-12-2007, 05:22 AM
Well done to Freddy Flintoff and the England team. Getting flogged is no fun. To come back from that defeat on Australia Day took some doing. And as a convict we`ll get you back in a couple of weeks time.

But getting back to question at the top of the thread. Test Matches can be very thrilling particularly the matches that were played in England in 2005. The ones this summer were a little one sided. One day cricket 50`s are good and have increased the level of enjoyment of test match by a long way( its not uncommon to see 400 runs scored during a days play at tests). One day cricket 20`s are good to get new people into the game and then watch the other forms of cricket. But something has to be done about the side batting first winning all the time.

To sum up though I enjoy test match cricket the most. Mostly beacuse I`m a cricket purest and test matches are exactly that hard tests.
By the I am 29 and play cricket every season!

Xiolablu3
02-12-2007, 07:35 AM
Smokin' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif, I was joking about the test matches..

Of course they mean more, but we have to try and wind you Aussies up dont we? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

ploughman
02-12-2007, 09:03 AM
Test match cricket, with all the psychology, tactics and strategy; one day stuff just doesn't reproduce it in the same way, although one day stuff's still worthwhile.

When England came back from looking like they were about to get thrashed and won in the first match of the Commie Bank thing, well you can't make that stuff up. But it wasn't anything on the Test the skippies won after England put in that record breaking first innings.

Congrats to France for sticking one to the Oirish, now that was a game of Rugby.

MEGILE
02-12-2007, 09:54 AM
paint drying > cricket

buglord
02-12-2007, 10:43 AM
Originally posted by Philipscdrw:
I'm Australo-English (or Anglo-Australian). So I win (or lose) every time!

Same here m8 , thought i was the only one round here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

mr.keith
02-12-2007, 11:29 AM
Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
I reckon Test Matches are a thing of the past. All that boring 5 day stuff for one match...

One day cricket is the future... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


What do you guys think


Well mate, recently I've been really enjoying the one day stuff. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif and what about that catch by Dalrymple? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

BaldieJr
02-12-2007, 11:44 AM
At what point do the white robots come onto the field?

ploughman
02-12-2007, 01:02 PM
The Swiss don't play cricket Baldie.

steve_v
02-12-2007, 02:46 PM
Lets talk this is the year of the World Cup

World Cup schedule (http://www.cricketworldcup.com/event/schdules.htm)

and very much looking forward to it. Living in GMT-5:00, the matches start and end at very very late hours.

Talking to a few chaps from Pakistan and India, and they told me there was talk of playing matches limited to 20 overs. Next they'll be playing the Yankees I guess.

Was introduced to cricket 12 years ago during a World Cup and I love it. Can anybody beat the Australians?

Ratsack
02-12-2007, 02:59 PM
Originally posted by steve_v:
... Can anybody beat the Australians?

Yes: if they're p1ssed, hungover, or still evacuating a particularly nasty curry.

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But seriously, yes. Particularly with the retirement of Warne and McGrath. You can only win a test match by bowling the opposition out twice, and those two were / are the best two bowlers in the world.

cheers,
Ratsack

mr.keith
02-12-2007, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by steve_v:
Lets talk this is the year of the World Cup

World Cup schedule (http://www.cricketworldcup.com/event/schdules.htm)

and very much looking forward to it. Living in GMT-5:00, the matches start and end at very very late hours.

Talking to a few chaps from Pakistan and India, and they told me there was talk of playing matches limited to 20 overs. Next they'll be playing the Yankees I guess.

Was introduced to cricket 12 years ago during a World Cup and I love it. Can anybody beat the Australians?

Yes "20/20" cricket has already taken off,it's very popular here in U.K,surprisingly big scores with lots of sixes being hit http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif and btw we(England) just beat the Aussies three on the spin ,they were probably worn out from winning so many games http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

steve_v
02-12-2007, 03:05 PM
To be honest, 20 overs makes my brain go bonkers. It just doesn't seem like cricket.

The cup will tell if someone is ready to challenge Australia. It also makes my brains go bonkers that they have dominated the game so long.

blakduk
02-12-2007, 03:14 PM
Well done England- that should mean brunch with the Queen again. It seems whenever they win anything it's considered worthy of royal honours.
Australia played appallingly in the last few one day games- the English took their chances well and whole team lifted. The started playing as a team- the absence of a couple of prima donnas seems to have made a huge difference to the side.
It's good to see an English side worthy of our ire rather than our pity- that Nixon's a mouthy b*****d.

I can't remember who posted it last time (one of those threads that disappeared) but they stated something like
'When the English won the Ashes in 2005 they had dinner with the Queen of England. Now the Australia has won the Ashes, what will the Queen of Australia do?' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Taylortony
02-12-2007, 03:18 PM
Originally posted by steve_v:
To be honest, 20 overs makes my brain go bonkers. It just doesn't seem like cricket.

The cup will tell if someone is ready to challenge Australia. It also makes my brains go bonkers that they have dominated the game so long.

Jeez.... your American are you not? it will be tea and cucumber sandwiches next......

WTE_Googly
02-12-2007, 05:11 PM
Originally posted by Megile:
paint drying > cricket

Wow! If this is true watching paint dry must be uber-exciting!

I agree, test cricket is best. Funnily enough I find it easier to watch 5 days of test cricket than a couple of hours worth of any other sports.

20/20 cricket is little more than a spectacle. I do watch it sometimes, but as steve said it just isn't really cricket.

By the way, I am 20 and have played cricket since I was 7, enjoyed every minute of it. Batsman at number 3.

smokincrater
02-12-2007, 11:41 PM
Originally posted by blakduk:
Well done England- that should mean brunch with the Queen again. It seems whenever they win anything it's considered worthy of royal honours.
Australia played appallingly in the last few one day games- the English took their chances well and whole team lifted. The started playing as a team- the absence of a couple of prima donnas seems to have made a huge difference to the side.
It's good to see an English side worthy of our ire rather than our pity- that Nixon's a mouthy b*****d.

I can't remember who posted it last time (one of those threads that disappeared) but they stated something like
'When the English won the Ashes in 2005 they had dinner with the Queen of England. Now the Australia has won the Ashes, what will the Queen of Australia do?' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

I actually said that and it would be consistent with her majesty to entertain her Australian subjects as she did with her English ones (if she wants to remain the Monarch of Australia). God help everyone when Charlie gets the crown.

ploughman
02-13-2007, 04:26 AM
That's fine, build her a summer palace in Sydney Cove and you can have her and the rest of them for half the year and every time to win one you can pop round the old dear's for some crumpet and a gong (better leave Shane at home).

...oh yeah, and you have to let us thrash you in the Ashes for 18 years first.http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Steve_V. Probably not but the South Africans are in with a shout.