Does anyone here play Cricket?

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Play cricket?

I play all the time
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20%
I play occasionally
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25%
Never Played it.
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55%
 
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Re: Does anyone here play Cricket?

Postby Kenny on Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:11 pm

A great first day at the MCG. After struggling all summer to take 10 wickets, Australia did it before tea. That's primarily why I like Johnson being in the side; he may go for plenty, but he's always a genuine wicket taking bowler and can take them in bunches. I was really impressed with Jackson Bird as well. I wish domestic cricket was on free-to-air, because then I probably would have heard of him before this test.

Can't wait for tomorrow.
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Re: Does anyone here play Cricket?

Postby Phil89 on Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:49 pm

RIP Tony Greig :(

http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/con ... 98930.html
Tony Greig dies of lung cancer

Tony Greig, the former England captain and well-known television commentator, has died after being diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year. He was 66.

Greig had been initially diagnosed with bronchitis in May but his condition did not improve and tests following the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka revealed that he had a lesion on his right lung. On his return to Australia from the tournament, he had "a lot of fluid" drained from the lung, and further testing revealed he had cancer. An integral part of Channel Nine's commentary team, Greig was not on duty at any of the Tests during the Australian summer.

He played 58 Tests for England, and led them in 14, during a five-year career that ended in 1977, when Greig joined Kerry Packer and was one of the key players in World Series Cricket. Greig scored 3599 runs at an average of 40 and took 141 wickets at 32 apiece.
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Re: Does anyone here play Cricket?

Postby Kenny on Sat Dec 29, 2012 5:30 pm

Really sad news. He was one of the iconic voices of world cricket and the summer hasn't been the same without him.
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Re: Does anyone here play Cricket?

Postby bowdown on Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:33 am

OMG.....Im gonna miss him. He was one of the reasons I got so into cricket as a kid. His excitement, passion and insight was awesome.

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Re: Does anyone here play Cricket?

Postby Kenny on Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:16 pm

He did make cricket more interesting, since he wasn't affraid to take on Australia. I didn't always agree with what he said, but like you bowdown, he was one of the commentators I grew up listening to.

On the same day Tony Greig died, Mike Hussey called it quits. That's going to leave a big hole in the middle order with the Ashes coming up. I'm not entirely sure how Australia are going to fill it. They could go with someone like Khawaja, a specialist batsmen, or even another allrounder who can fill in if another bowler gets injured, like Henriques. It's going to be interesting to see which direction they go. Either way, Hussey will be missed. He was definitely one of my favourite players to watch.

There's also this:

It comes after Haddin sensationally blasted the unpredictable Jamaican for being all talk while failing to deliver on his hype and pay cheque at the Thunder.

Haddin shook his head as he walked off, then turned to Gayle to hand out his bat, implying he had done nothing with the willow earlier.

Haddin arrived at the boundary and told Fox Sports: "He's been all talk so far this tournament and they haven't won a game.

"It's disappointing to get out then, I was feeling pretty good.

"But at least the Thunder fans have seen Chris Gayle do something for his money.''


The pot calling the kettle black a little on that one. Form slump or not, any side in world cricket would take Gayle over Haddin. I think Haddin should know about such times, since a slump is basically the reason he's not playing for Australia anymore.
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Re: Does anyone here play Cricket?

Postby Kenny on Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:42 pm

I can't believe what I just saw. Kulasekara absolutely destroyed Australia's top order. Starc (9th batsmen) and Doherty (11 batsmen) were the only two in double figures as well. What an embarrassing performance.

Of course, the blame will probably go to the rotation system, instead of Sri Lanka just bowling out of their skins. One of many comments that annoyed me from James Brayshaw was that Warner had no blame in his dismissal, because that's the way he plays. He's such a damn brown-noser.
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