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#1 Trapped In Amber

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:11 AM

Nice to see Compton scoring runs Eng V NZ:

http://www.espncrici...cores/live.html



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:08 PM

Bell got his twat head on again.

Root needs rooting out.


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 05:00 AM

Aye, must do better. Do it Better. Funny how cricketers take turns at playing well.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 08:08 AM

Once again we see England play really well for the main event of the winter (the tests in India) and then play like arse in the secondary mission (the Hobbit series).

 

At least Australia are getting totally pumelled and rendered a laughing stock over Homeworkgate.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:07 PM

I just hope that for the Ashes series that if Englandland are still shit then the Ockers are still really fucking shit.


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#6 Moving Target

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:59 PM

 

 

 
Ian Bell says YOU! SHALL! NOT! PASS!!!!
....except unlike old Gandalf, he was not barring the way to a Balrog but a bunch of hobbits.  hadlee.gif

Belly gets some stick for going AWOL under pressure at times, but think again. In addition to his long rearguard action this morning he shut India out of the fourth test and the series with 116*, and played a big role in preventing an SA win with 70-odd (Colly and Monty took the credit for that one).

It seems that when the Gatling's jammed and the Colonel's dead, our much-maligned Dingdong strides into the breach.


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:15 PM

I'd love to get into cricket. The very idea of a match that goes on for days and stops for cucumber sandwiches .. that's civilisation at its purest.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:16 PM

Then again after reading Rob's post I'm not sure if I'd have to attend language classes first.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:14 PM

James,

 

A Radiohead fan might enjoy test cricket - both are complex and multilayered.   The combination of athleticism, psychology and the need to concentrate for longer than your opponent makes for fascinating viewing.  Sometimes, nothing much happens for four days, and then the game goes nuts in the last hour, turning into a mad chase or a desperate last-ditch defence.

 

Surely you get the reference to Sir Henry Newbolt:

 

There's a breathless hush in the Close to-night

Ten to make and the match to win

A bumping pitch and a blinding light

An hour to play and the last man in

And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat

Or the selfish hope of a season's fame

But his captain's hand on his shoulder smote

"Play up! play up! and play the game!

 

The sand of the desert is sodden red

Red with the wreck of a square that broke

The Gatling's jammed and the Colonel dead

And the regiment blind with dust and smoke

The river of death has brimmed his banks,

And England's far, and Honour a name,

But the voice of a schoolboy rallies the ranks:

"Play up! play up! and play the game!"

 

This is the word that year by year

While in her place the school is set

Every one of her sons must hear

And none that hears it dare forget!

This they all with a joyful mind

Bear through life like a torch in flame,

And falling fling to the host behind—

"Play up! play up! and play the game!"



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 12:34 PM

It won us an Empire 100 years ago Rob - if it retains the Ashes home and away then I shall be happy.  You may be distressed to know the boys here in Singers are throwing around talk of a trip to Perth...



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Posted 24 June 2013 - 10:16 AM

Well, the Aussies are doing their best to self-destruct, sacking their coach 16 days before the Ashes begins.....

 

And KP is back!



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:56 AM

Ashes?

Impossible to predict.

Despite Australia being at an all time low in terms of team strength, England simply cannot be relied on to take full advantage.

How do the bookies see this series going ?

Anyway.. "Come on Andy". LOL

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:00 AM

I predict 3-1 to the Eng-er-land.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:22 AM

wow 3-1 to England !!!!!

What kind of odds can you get on that?

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:31 PM

Well, if that doesn't prove that Creekit is the best game in the world, I don't know what will.

It had everything! From a game that looked like it wouldn't last three days it went to the fifth and was packed with excitement and controversy.

Most excellent nerve-shredding stuff. And a pigeon got on a bus too!


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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:36 AM

Not watched any actual cricket, but love this quote from Boycott....

 

Agnew : "it's a lovely day for batting Geoffrey"

 

Boycott: " Aye, if you can bat". LOL Priceless.



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 07:46 AM

Yes, brilliant entertainment.  This is why test cricket is my favourite sport - a slow-burn for four days, gradually building up to a massive crescendo!

 

They''ll have to be careful not to burn Anderson out, as the next test starts on Thursday.  Good job he's super-fit and hardly ever breaks down.



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 10:31 PM

2 - 0 to England now :)


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:31 PM

3 - 0 now :)

 

If that doesn't prove that Creekit's the best game in the world, then I'm Boyc's granny's old pinny.

 

Love the updated Shane Watson entry on Wikipedia:

 

Shane Robert Watson (born 17 June 1981) is an Australian cricketer. He is a right-handed LBW candidate and a right-handed fast medium bowler. He announced his retirement due to injury after the 4th 2013 Ashes Test Match citing deep vein thrombosis, caused by being repeatedly hit in the same spot on his front leg.


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#20 Moving Target

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:52 AM

That is brilliant.






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