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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby jimipresley » Tue Sep 11, 2018 00:32

England are all over India like a well-fed tomcat with the neighborhood in-heat strays.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Big Vern » Tue Sep 11, 2018 22:20

I might start watching this test. It's changed from England need 5 wickets to target 464.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby jimipresley » Tue Sep 11, 2018 22:43

Astonishing stuff happening at the Oval. All sorts of landmarks being set and records being broken! Well, I'm riveted, anyway.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Big Vern » Tue Sep 11, 2018 22:53

If India manage to pull this off, unbelievable.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby jimipresley » Tue Sep 11, 2018 23:11

Big Vern wrote:If India manage to pull this off, unbelievable.

I doubt very much if they'll win it, but they do stand a chance to get a draw, at least, and that would be a quite phenomenal achievement.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Big Vern » Tue Sep 11, 2018 23:42

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Big Vern wrote:If India manage to pull this off, unbelievable.

I doubt very much if they'll win it, but they do stand a chance to get a draw, at least, and that would be a quite phenomenal achievement.


They were looking to whack it around. Lost another wicket. Two class batsmen still in, though.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby cfimages » Sat Sep 22, 2018 18:50

Steve Smith and David Warner seem to have been forgiven in Australia at least. Both played grade cricket today, both scored a lot of runs, and the news say how great it is for kids to be able to watch their cricketing heroes playing on suburban grounds.

Grade cricket normally gets no spectators and doesn't even get a mention in the news.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Big Vern » Sat Oct 06, 2018 21:28

Blimey!

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/ ... -abandoned

England's match was a wash-out.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Big Vern » Sat Nov 24, 2018 18:58

All go with England-Sri Lanka. Supposedly it's a 400+ pitch.

I'll be watching it at Brass Monkey tomorrow from 12.30 if anyone wants to pop down.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby jimipresley » Sat Nov 24, 2018 19:01

Big Vern wrote:I'll be watching it at Brass Monkey tomorrow from 12.30 if anyone wants to pop down.

They let you out? :eek:
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Big Vern » Sat Nov 24, 2018 19:19

Time off for good behaviour, supervised, of course.

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby jimipresley » Sat Nov 24, 2018 19:42

Big Vern wrote:Time off for good behaviour, supervised, of course.

I may join you, if I can get the bulk of my backlog of essays marked.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Big Vern » Sat Nov 24, 2018 20:40

I do have a bit of a funny head.
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Kal El » Sat Nov 24, 2018 23:49

Big Vern wrote:I do have a bit of a funny head.

He won't make it. Don't worry. :wink:
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Re: The Cricket Thread

Postby Big Vern » Sun Nov 25, 2018 15:31

Kal El wrote:
Big Vern wrote:I do have a bit of a funny head.

He won't make it. Don't worry. :wink:

I'd have paid for all his drinks, and I wouldn't have gloated after I'd thrashed him on the embarrassing pool table they have here.
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