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Author Topic: The International Cricket Thread 2019  (Read 113460 times)

Offline cheltenhamlion

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1665 on: July 15, 2019, 05:55:16 PM »
Apparently we've lost one test at Edgbaston since 2001

The Aussies haven't beaten us there since 2001 in any form of the game. They don't like it up 'em Mr Mainwaring!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1666 on: July 15, 2019, 07:52:00 PM »
And as good as yesterday was (and I'm in a distinct minority here I would imagine) I'd give it all back to win the Ashes.


I'd be with you on that
No. No need to be obsessed about one Country.

Offline cheltenhamlion

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1667 on: July 15, 2019, 08:01:20 PM »
And as good as yesterday was (and I'm in a distinct minority here I would imagine) I'd give it all back to win the Ashes.


I'd be with you on that
No. No need to be obsessed about one Country.

We aren't obsessed, we just don't like the cheating, shackle rattling, unsporting, gobby, criminal wankers!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1668 on: July 15, 2019, 08:03:07 PM »
We’ve won the World Cup, now win the Ashes.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1669 on: July 15, 2019, 08:04:49 PM »
Alan Brazil's not a happy bunny on Talksport!  :D

I listened to that this morning and heard nothing to suggest he was moaning about anything. He and Dean Saunders were very upbeat and self deprecating at the same time.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1670 on: July 15, 2019, 08:10:36 PM »
We aren't obsessed, we just don't like the cheating, shackle rattling, unsporting, gobby, criminal wankers!
No one will argue with that😆

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1671 on: July 15, 2019, 08:26:58 PM »
I've not checked, but I'd bet there's never been a period as long without an Ashes win as the wait for a World Cup. Nfw I'd swap.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1672 on: July 15, 2019, 08:52:08 PM »
One of my regrets was not hearing yesterdays events on TMS but 5Live are repeating the last hour including the Super Overs. I'm nervous all over again.

Offline VILLA MOLE

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1673 on: July 15, 2019, 08:59:20 PM »
One of my regrets was not hearing yesterdays events on TMS but 5Live are repeating the last hour including the Super Overs. I'm nervous all over again.


just been listening , it is great and I am not a mad fan!!

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1674 on: July 15, 2019, 09:39:27 PM »
I see Kevin Pietersen is saying that he thinks the atmosphere at Lords was the best he's even seen, anywhere.  What a wonderful spectacle.  The man really is a plank.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1675 on: July 15, 2019, 10:08:22 PM »
I see Kevin Pietersen is saying that he thinks the atmosphere at Lords was the best he's even seen, anywhere.  What a wonderful spectacle.  The man really is a plank.
Why does that make him a plank?

Offline paul_e

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1676 on: July 15, 2019, 10:17:52 PM »
I think the atmosphere was great for the last hour or so and any comments like Pietersen's are about that. Before that it was really flat, even during the largely very good bowling performance.

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1677 on: July 15, 2019, 10:19:26 PM »
I think the atmosphere was great for the last hour or so and any comments like Pietersen's are about that. Before that it was really flat, even during the largely very good bowling performance.
Just out of interest - were you there ?

Offline Pete3206

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1678 on: July 15, 2019, 11:41:11 PM »
The Aussies are acting like a hybrid of Small Heath/Bitters/Doghead fan saltiness at England's good fortune and the fact that NZ got robbed and it was a tie.  The main point of contention being around the count back not being on wickets lost but boundaries scored.   

Their outrage is absolutely brilliant.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-15/15-minutes-of-madness-that-decided-the-cricket-world-cup-final/11308738?section=sport



Seemed like some fair comments to me. Not really much outrage.

Offline paul_e

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Re: The International Cricket Thread 2019
« Reply #1679 on: July 15, 2019, 11:44:10 PM »
I think the atmosphere was great for the last hour or so and any comments like Pietersen's are about that. Before that it was really flat, even during the largely very good bowling performance.
Just out of interest - were you there ?

No, but I did get that directly from my cousins who were. To be a bit clearer what they said is "It was a decent at the start but flattened out pretty quickly and didn't really get going again until Stokes and Buttler were set." "Once Buttler went the crowd got really nervy until the last few overs." "The end was great though, when Stokes hit that 6 the crowd changed completely."  That's pretty much the impression I got from the TV and that many people have said. I did miss a chunk in the middle to take the kids out though.

I've been to Lords a few times before though (not for years to be fair) and it was very similar in a couple of those games. I just think the history of the place weighs heavy on England, we have to play there but it often doesn't go well for us. Most countries have a home ground where things just don't go so well for them (Australia at the WACA for example).