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I see that England have "lost" in the semi final of the Women's World T20 comp without a ball being bowled due to weather as India finished top of their group and England finished second.

I would have thought that the plonkers at the ICC would have looked at the weather forecast as we knew this rain was coming a week ago and organised a reserve day just in case. I know rules are rules but it is a very disappointing way to lose a semi final

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Nottstalgia's team to beat the Aussies,,     Carni. Great solid opener,who can sing,, Sue B can be relied on in a crisis Jill. Will punish,anything out of line,, Nonna. R

I think the problem with cricket is that, as far as I'm aware, it's only played at Public Schools now so the majority of kids are not exposed to it, even television coverage is on Sky rather than BBC,

We can't all like the same stuff .......

So the playing of cricket will still be banned because cricket balls are a natural vector of disease?

Who’d have thought it? Eh? 

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Loved Cricket all my life.......aged about 5 Dad and Grandad took me down Trent Bridge.....even remember seeing Joe Hardstaff and Reg Simpson open the batting for Notts....we kids on Bestwood estate played any chance we had,,,Bulwell Common..High Pavement,,Vernon Park ...and on our large back Gardens......Dad wern't keen gardener and let me make it into a mini test Venue  lol.......played every year for school....teacher even let me pick the team.....over the years always visited Trent Bridge  ...took many of my girl friends as well,,think they enjoyed it....played after school for many years for Tudor,,West Bridgford British Legion,,and for works team ABGibson of Daybrook..and Moxley and Peterborough............

 

                          Cricket was even sited in one of my Divorces   :crazy:

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When on my travels with work also visited a few other County grounds....Leicestershire Grace road,,,Old Trafford Lancashire...New road Worcestershire,,Edgbaston Warwickshire..Birmingham,,,,Headingley Leeds......most had little shops you could browse in,,,

                        But the best thing was often a groundsman or the like would getting chatting to and gave me a mini tour......happy days...........i'll shurrup now about Cricket..dont want to bore you  :wacko:

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I was aware of cricket when I was young because my grandad was interested in it and often mentioned the subject, so I became familiar with the names of players who were around in the early-mid 60s. Brian Bolus always comes to mind.

 

I specifically remember my grandad being impressed when Sobers hit 6 x 6s off Malcolm Nash in the match against Glamorgan.

 

My grandad worked at Players and used to go to Players' Rec (the sports ground on Aspley Lane) where he was an umpire in local league matches. I never actually went with him on those occasions, but he often mentioned them.

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Played on Players Sports ground Cliff Ton a few times...Remember watching on TV with my Grandad Sobers hitting his six sixes...great all rounder....

                     Brian Bolus i met and played against daft enough at Football...........very nice bloke............

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A typical England team circa 1960,,,,,sorry got me going now,,,,

Boycott

Edrich

Graveney

Barrington

Close

Bailey

Murray   wk

Lock

Laker

Trueman

Statham

 

Top six....Batsmen...Close and Bailey both allrounders

7/  Wicket Keeper Murray  also good Batsman

8/  Lock leg spinner...

9/  Laker off spinner

10/ fiery Fred..very fast

11/ Statham...fast and deadly Accurate...

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It might surprise you Ian, but i like cricket, I wish we had a ladys cricket team when I was young, I would have joined also I would have had a brillant coach as my dad had trials to play for England and was accepted. At the time he had just married my mum and he could not have afforded to give up work. While on holiday in Melborn Australia   master and myself went to watch England play.

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Rachel Hey Hoe Mary...........sounds good Gel                

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1 hour ago, IAN FINN said:

My wifes cousin John Parkin batted opposite Gary Sobers when he hit the famous 6 sixes.

And an ex-boyfriend of mine, Roger Davis, caught the 5th ball and then fell over the boundary.  

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Still watching the Boxing Day test between doing odd jobs around the garden. Given all the technology available to us today could someone tell me why we cannot make batting gloves that can manage to stay tight around the wrists for more than three balls. I know it is probably a nervousness thing but I wish they would stop all the fiddling with the gloves and helmets and get on with the game as the over rate is already so slow. In India's second innings if they get one and Tim Paine calls out "bowled Gazza" every second ball when Nathan Lyon is bowling I'll be putting my foot through the telly.

I am so over the moronic TV commentators babbling for no good reason I usually watch it on mute.

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On 12/26/2020 at 7:57 PM, benjamin1945 said:

Cricket was even sited in one of my Divorces 

Ben,

Was it for this

 

Ben the cricket tragic would go to all the games of his favourite county club and absolutely nothing would keep him away from a game. One day on the way to a game with one of his mates his mate said "Ben are you all right? You look a bit down in the dumps"

Ben replied "I'm fine thanks but my wife is going to divorce me"

"What grounds?" asks his mate.

"Oh! Headingly, Edgbaston, Lords, The Oval, Trent Bridge, Old Trafford, ........

 

or this...

 

Ben was always thinking about cricket. Eventually his exasperated wife said "All you ever think about is cricket. I bet you don't even remember the day we got married"

"Of course I do" said Ben "It was the day Colin Cowdrey scored a hundred not out against Surrey" 

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Just watching the Oz Big Bash League and two of the commentators on are terrible even worse than those doing the test cricket.

Brian Lara's comments are interesting, for instance I never knew that he represented Trinidad and Tobago in three sports, Cricket, Football and Table Tennis.

One of his football and cricket under 12 team mates was Dwight Yorke who was a decent opening bat and wicket keeper and we know what happened to him. Lara chose cricket and became one of the true cricketing legends.

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Loved the old commentators  John Arlott so laid back...and Brian Johnstone usually very funny.....

 

Never forget the '''Batsmans Holding..the Bowlers Willey''' :Shock:

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As soon as you heard John Arlott's Hampshire burr you knew that the cricket season was upon us. His picture painting commentary was so good you could literally close your eyes and watch the game.

Ben, I don't think the above quote was ever said, it is probably an urban myth allegedly said by Brian Johnson and no recording exists. 

But he did actually say on air "There's Neil Harvey standing at leg slip with his legs wide apart, waiting for a tickle"

Not forgetting Blowers and Aggers

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Just having coffee watching the "Pink Test" from the SCG. The pink test is where the McGrath Foundation raises money to employ specialist breast care nurses in the community. It is in memory of Glen McGrath's first wife Jane who died from breast cancer in 2008. In a novel way of getting funds during a low attendance Covid affected test match they have raised a record $2,200,000 in part by selling virtual seats at the game.

 

There are a few things in the modern game that I think it could do without.

The first is when did it become the done thing to fiercly fire the ball in to the wicket keeper when there is no urgency. What became of looping it back through the infield players when involvement of the wicket keeper was not required.

 

Secondly, the knee slide to gather the ball in the field, I have seen so many examples of injuries using this method and not sure that it is any quicker than any other method.

 

Thirdly, futile diving around the boundary in attempts to stop a four being scored, I am sure they have reduced the size of the playing surface to accommodate this. If the boundary was the fence they would be stupid to attempt this method and even now there is a risk of colliding with the media equipment and security staff who now occupy this area.

 

Fourthly the wicket review situation, endless replays, freeze frames, zoom ins, snicko and ball tracking, some took up to four minutes for a decision yesterday, if it is that close call it early as not out, get on with the game

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Nice little moan OZ.....i moan about nearly everything to do with the modern game...........One Dayers...Numbers on Shirts...too many games...including Tests......i'm sure we only played the Aussies every 5 years way back? after 3 weeks at sea....lol..

              We had 4 or 5 years looking forward to the next Ashes series...with excitement building.......ahh what days.....Miller..Simpson...Lindwall...Craig.....Archer.....Tyson...Trueman...Lock....Laker...Evans,,,,,,,sorry OZ Waxing Lyrical again .....                    

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On 12/26/2020 at 10:02 AM, Beekay said:

You mentioned Trent bridge Ben. My sister in law's dad's ashes are buried under a piece of that hallowed turf. He were a groundsman there for many years.

His name wasn't Eric by any chance was it BK ?

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1 hour ago, benjamin1945 said:

Numbers on Shirts

I agree Ben, I had forgotten about names and numbers on shirts what an abomination. Who are the names and numbers for, the cameras and commentators, the crowd or their team mates because they cant remember their names.

Just remembered another one, the stump microphones picking up endless inane comments "bowled Wazza" or whatever stupid nickname they have given the bowler. That is not to mention the babbling of the commentators and the continuous between ball music and attempts by the stadium announcers to rev up the crowd at the twenty twenty matches. I can't imagine what the proposed hundred ball match comes into being.

When it comes to cricket I am very much and will always remain a traditionalist.

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3 hours ago, benjamin1945 said:

His name wasn't Eric by any chance was it BK ?

I believe it was, although I cannot be sure. Regards, B.

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If it was we are related BK HE WAS MY UNCLE..........:ohmy:

Find out mate......

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