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Late Doors

The Ashes, errrr 2013 again

alright 2013/14 then

Great first day, even greater to see Stuey respond the way he has. Would have thought the Aussies were hoping for more runs, seems a bone dry placid wicket
Forest

Is this a semiannual competition now.
bearing

Next one is in 8 years time, these biennial tournaments are weird.
fartcatcher

Late Doors

 

Think our batters may have to raise their concentration a tad FFS
Grind

537 to win with eight wickets left?

We'll piss it.
sheeps

Would like to see these blokes in a contact sport.

'Oooooh Umpire did you hear what he said?'

'You said it first'

'Didn't'

'Did'

'Didn't'

Etc, etc.
Grind

My cricket speciality used to be the "broken nose glance" which usually happened when I was attempting to hook bouncers.

* Primed for Xclusiv Batley gag.
fartcatcher

Why did we agree to play them again only three months after having whupped their asses?

Wouldn't it have been better to checked in the MCC diary and said - 'We might be able to fit you in again in 2016' if the tour of Bangladesh doesn't come off.

The people who run cricket need a good kicking. Or hitting.
Late Doors

Much as Mr Boycott loves his cricket and listening to him during a game is brilliant why does he insist on being  the countries number one arse the rest of the time.
We are getting thrashed in every department, badly prepared, not mentally or physically fit for it, a couple of players burnt out and an Aussie side on the up who want it a hundred times more than we do.
fartcatcher

thank f*ck that's over
Dock

I was speaking to the biggest cricket fan I know (Papa Dock, a passion of his that his son does not share because cricket is, IMHO, stupid) last night and he was telling me about the various rotten factors in the English side certain players/ where it all started to go wrong etc. and one of the things he mentioned to me was the personal rivalries amongst Aussie players and English players. Apparently one Aussie said to an English player (some pudit ahd read his lips on footage) "I'm going to knock your fucking head off" re: his bowling prowess. Now competitiveness is good but to me personal rivalries and intimidation shouldn't even come into it. I think its just unsportsmanlike. Same as football players swearing at refs. Its pathetic. Do we just get rid of standards and let this kind of thing happen or do we promote sportsmanship? Is sportsmanship totally dead?
Heyho

This Southamptom thing regards the ref is very interesting. of course sportsmanship is dead 'in some sports 'especially association football'. But not all sports - yet. Rugby league still holds on to some level of respect to the officials. If I was the referees association I would say 'well have it you own way - we will invoke the rule about foul and abusive language towards officials and invoke mandatory sendings off for it. As in RL it should be the captain and only the captain that can approach the official.

As for the "I'm going to knock your fucking head off" - surely that IS sportsmanship lol. What isn't sportsmanship is the whinging that goes on at the officials and off the field.
Plastic Man

You seem to be surprised that this goes on.

I don't see that warning someone that you will be trying to hit them on the head with the ball is any worse than launching a ball at 80 mph and actually trying to hit them on the head.

A witty riposte to counter the comment is helpful.

I can't remember the protagonists, but the conversation went something like as follows:

"Why are you so fat?"

"Because every time I shag your wife she gives me a biscuit."
Dock

Plastic Man wrote:
You seem to be surprised that this goes on.

I don't see that warning someone that you will be trying to hit them on the head with the ball is any worse than launching a ball at 80 mph and actually trying to hit them on the head.

A witty riposte to counter the comment is helpful.

I can't remember the protagonists, but the conversation went something like as follows:

"Why are you so fat?"

"Because every time I shag your wife she gives me a biscuit."


More of the usual widsom Your Grace. Good point about the 80mph throwing of the ball. I didn't consider that.
Grind

Simple Newtonian mechanics suggests to me that you'd have to throw a cricket ball much faster than 80mph to stand any chance of knocking anyone's fucking head off unless it had already been severed  and was simply balancing.

Cricket is Waugh.
Dock

Grind wrote:
Simple Newtonian mechanics suggests to me that you'd have to throw a cricket ball much faster than 80mph to stand any chance of knocking anyone's fucking head off unless it had already been severed  and was simply balancing.

Cricket is Waugh.


Waugh, what is it good for. absolutely nothing SAY IT AGAIN!
Grind

It's only good for the wicket taker.

Huh!
Dock

Grind wrote:
It's only good for the wicket taker.

Huh!


C'mon then G. Cricket and Motown:

I heard it Through the Bodyline
Grind

Never can say leg bye
Grind

Slip slidin' away.
Grind

The thick cut is the deepest
Grind

Cover drive girl
Grind

* Wonders if any of those are MoTown. *

** Doesn't care. **
fartcatcher

Glenn McGrath (Australia) "Why are you so fat?"

Eddie Brandes (Zimbabwe) "Because every time I shag your wife she gives me a biscuit."

Not sure how McGrath reacted.

The problem with cricket is that at any time only 5 out of 13 players are involved. The rest are standing with their hands in their pockets getting bored. So they have nothing better to do than think of ever more juvenile ways of unsettling their opponents.

We need to find a new generation of young South Africans to replace the likes of Prior, Trott and Strauss

No Ball of Confusion
sheeps

fartcatcher wrote:
Glenn McGrath (Australia) "Why are you so fat?"

Eddie Brandes (Zimbabwe) "Because every time I shag your wife she gives me a biscuit."

Not sure how McGrath reacted.

The problem with cricket is that at any time only 5 out of 13 players are involved. The rest are standing with their hands in their pockets getting bored. So they have nothing better to do than think of ever more juvenile ways of unsettling their opponents.

We need to find a new generation of young South Africans to replace the likes of Prior, Trott and Strauss

No Ball of Confusion



Too many English men in the team, that's the problem.
Grind

sheeps wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
Glenn McGrath (Australia) "Why are you so fat?"

Eddie Brandes (Zimbabwe) "Because every time I shag your wife she gives me a biscuit."

Not sure how McGrath reacted.

The problem with cricket is that at any time only 5 out of 13 players are involved. The rest are standing with their hands in their pockets getting bored. So they have nothing better to do than think of ever more juvenile ways of unsettling their opponents.

We need to find a new generation of young South Africans to replace the likes of Prior, Trott and Strauss

No Ball of Confusion



Too many English men in the team, that's the problem.


We'll send WFT next time. That'll sort 'em.
fartcatcher

Much as I dislike Kaypee, it does not seem right that he has been made a scapegoat for the failure of a whole team.
Dalek

I don't think KP has been made a scapegoat - it is clearly time to start again with a fresh, young squad.  His will not be the only international career at an end. On his day, he was top class. Unfortunately, those days were becoming less frequent, and he gave his wicket away too easily too often when what was needed was resilience at the time of the innings.  This was not a trait of Boycs or Atherton.
fartcatcher

There are several other non-performers in the team. Anderson, Swann, Prior, Bell.

However, they've been spared the axe because they are not twats.

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