Cricket Threat

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  1. eddie_brunette

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    Hi to all cricket fans. I would love to know if we have some cricketing nuts here?

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    Yes. HUGE, no MASSIVE fan.

    I also play for my local club.


    Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!
     
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    England England England :oops:

    Yeah OK, they are pretty poor right now but what the hell, Ashes 2009?
     
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    Yeah should be a close one. Are big names are slowly disappearing unfortunately.
     
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    Yeah but they have been around for too long, some alright youngsters a coming through for you though.
     
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    Batting yes. Bowling not so much, good pace men just not enough to rotate them around. Spin is thin on the ground too. Hogg is probably our best spinner and hes 35 so not much longer. A lot of talent has been kept down just because of our phenonmenal First XI that has been around for the last 10years.
     
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    True but then the same can be said for South Africa since Pollock has left the team. England seems to be alright with spinners (Panesar isn't too bad). Still the best spinners are from the subcontinent and probably will continue to be so.
     
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    Exactly.

    Sydney is our only spinner friendly pitch really and even that has nothing on the sub continent pitches.
     
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    Yes I've heard they are vary tasty dipped in chocolate.... :D :D :D

    Botham Rules!!! :) [​IMG]
     
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    love cricket mainly internationals eddie but was sorry to hear tresthcothick saying he tampered with the ball using mint sweets during 2001 2005 ashes series
     
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    Then always remember Heinz, no 'tight whites'....:( ...

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    :lol: Gold!

    Im one of those scary 'looking' fast bowlers. Im not saying Im effective though :lol:
     
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    :lol:

    That 'ripping' wicketkeeper photo is from Melbourne's The Age newspaper. Here's another. I like this one. This is how I remember playing cricket as a kid, out on a paddock somewhere. Also from The Age, it displaced a story about John Curtin, making page one in January 1985. The TEN kids are ALL brothers! Shot somewhere near you...Bungaree...

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    For some reason Canada is the only Commonwealth country that doesn't really play cricket.... :confused:
     
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    Any views on the cancelled ICC tournament?
    Today its 2nd ODI between SA and England, and The Morkel Brothers are playing!!! I must say my support for SA cricket is becoming less and less due to all the political interference. It was the one main reason we lost to Eng on Friday, but things like that can’t be said in interviews.
    KP is a legend for what he has achieved, and is passionately hated in SA because he left for ENG, I say good on him.

    I'm looking forward to the SA vs AUS series at the end of year!!

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    As am I man, should be a ripper series :)

    Just for a random fact my old teacher was a spinner for Canada at the world cup in 99/03. Barry Seebarrean? I can't remember his spelling exactly now it was a few years ago. He was of Trinidadian desdency I believe.
     
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    Cool, speaking of teachers, two of my teachers were, Saartjie and Neels de Villiers, brother and sister of Fanie, and Dale Steyn (New SA fast bowler) is from Merensky High, same school I went to :)

    Oh yes the AUS/SA series should be a ripper. It is the first time they'll tackle each other since some great names left the game; McGrath, Pollock, Warne, Gilchrist

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    Gibbs out......aaaagggghhhh

    Gibbs c Prior b Broad 10 (15 b 2x4 0x6) SR: 66.66; 16/1 (3.4)
     
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    36-4 right now :D

    Broad - 4.4 - 1 - 9 - 4 - 1.92
     
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    hahahahaaahahah :) :) what a onesided match!!! welldone to england :)

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