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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby jimipresley » Thu Mar 29, 2018 20:26

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Big Vern wrote:It's staggering that Lehmann's not gone. How can he possibly be the man to regain the squad's credibility?


I'll be really surprised if he doesn't quietly resign after the coming test.


You are correct, sir. He's doing just that, albeit not too quietly.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Big Vern » Thu Mar 29, 2018 21:02

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Big Vern wrote:It's staggering that Lehmann's not gone. How can he possibly be the man to regain the squad's credibility?


I'll be really surprised if he doesn't quietly resign after the coming test.


You are correct, sir. He's doing just that, albeit not too quietly.


What is it with Aussie cricketers and turning on the waterworks? Obviously their prime ministers pull out the onion on a regular basis, but one would expect their manly sportsmen to at least attempt to maintain a stiff upper.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby jimipresley » Thu Mar 29, 2018 21:16

Big Vern wrote:What is it with Aussie cricketers and turning on the waterworks?


Meh, all this "sorry for letting down the cricket public, sorry for making Australia look like shite, *boohoo*, sorry for bringing the game into disrepute *sniff*, sorry for hurting the feelings of the Chinese people *sob sob*", is complete bullshit.

What they're actually saying is "sorry for losing our lucrative sponsorship contracts, sorry about our IPL ban which is costing us millions, sorry that we will have to live the rest of our lives with constant derision from the public, but most of all, WE'RE SORRY WE GOT CAUGHT."

Because they've probably done it before, and if they hadn't been caught they would have fucking done it again.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby cfimages » Thu Mar 29, 2018 22:05

Big Vern wrote:I kind of feel sorry for the guy:



Obviously he's in need of thoughts and prayers.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Kal El » Thu Mar 29, 2018 22:07

Big Vern wrote:I kind of feel sorry for the guy:


Fucking pussy. Piss poor acting. Insincere and scripted AF. I'm ashamed he has the same family name as myself and the two current great All Blacks Ben and Aaron. What a twat. :thumbsdown:
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Big Vern » Thu Mar 29, 2018 22:22

I think it was genuine. His main problem is he's just a bit thick.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Big Vern » Fri Mar 30, 2018 09:34

England are continuing their incredible away form. Got to triple figures.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Bunks » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:59

Slowly crawling to 300.
I've got the next five days off. I'm hoping for five solid nights of cricket.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby jimipresley » Fri Mar 30, 2018 20:49

SA are doing well at tea on the first day with 177/2. No doubt missing the prodigious talent of fuckhead David Warner's potty mouth. :cool:

Sorry. Pot. Kettle. :grin:
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Bunks » Fri Mar 30, 2018 22:15

Ironically Warner Bancroft and Smith were their three leading run scorers for the series.
Markram's hit 152. Aaaand out. Caught in the slip cordon by Marsh. An innings to be proud of.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby jimipresley » Fri Mar 30, 2018 22:56

Bunks wrote:Ironically Warner Bancroft and Smith were their three leading run scorers for the series.
Markram's hit 152. Aaaand out. Caught in the slip cordon by Marsh. An innings to be proud of.

It must be hard for them out there. *crocodile tears* :e401:
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby jimipresley » Fri Mar 30, 2018 23:51

Does anyone else think that "the nightwatchman" concept is the most dumb shit in cricket?
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Bunks » Sat Mar 31, 2018 00:36

It was hard watching Smith cry. He needs to wise up. Comeuppance is a bitch.
The nightwatchman is effective if you know how many overs ate left. Putting one in with twenty overs left is bonkers. Twenty balls, not so much.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby cfimages » Sat Mar 31, 2018 07:54

It's probably not useful in today's game, where pretty much the whole team can bat a bit. In the past when you had 6 batsmen, a keeper who might be good for 30, and then bowlers who didn't know how to hold a bat, throwing one in at the end made sense.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Big Vern » Sat Mar 31, 2018 08:09

cfimages wrote:In the past when you had 6 batsmen, a keeper who might be good for 30, and then bowlers who didn't know how to hold a bat, throwing one in at the end made sense.

Ah, the good old days. The joy of watching a couple of rabbits slogging and missing at the end of an innings.

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