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Re: Cricket season

Postby Rooster » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:12 pm

I see Big Mervyn is at Stormont today :thumleft:
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Re: Cricket season

Postby Snipe Watson » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:38 pm

Rooster wrote:I see Big Mervyn is at Stormont today :thumleft:

is it raining yet?
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Re: Cricket season

Postby Rooster » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:52 pm

Snipe Watson wrote:
Rooster wrote:I see Big Mervyn is at Stormont today :thumleft:

is it raining yet?

Was raining then dry then rain then dry, bit of drizzle but now dry again, no idea about weather at Stormont though!
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Re: Cricket season

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:57 pm

If its not all over by teatime I might dander along about 6.30pm tonight and see if I can get in for free. Useful link - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/scorecard/ECKP89469
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Re: Cricket season

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:48 pm

all over now - Aus win by 23 runs.

Might have made a difference if Porterfield and Stirling had hung around a bit at the start, but it wasn't to be. :?
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Re: Cricket season

Postby HwoodMike2umate » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:26 am

The good news - Arrived just after 7pm and we got in free. Even joined in a Mexican wave on about 6 occasions.

The bad news - We lost and think we missed at least one Ireland 6 and one 4 when we getting our drinks in beer tent. Got to see all of the Ireland late order collapse :)

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Re: Cricket season

Postby big mervyn » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:34 am

HwoodMike2umate wrote:The good news - Arrived just after 7pm and we got in free. Even joined in a Mexican wave on about 6 occasions.

The bad news - We lost and think we missed at least one Ireland 6 and one 4 when we getting our drinks in beer tent. Got to see all of the Ireland late order collapse :)

Useful link - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/scorecard/ECKP89469

Much more useful link. Cricinfo beats anything the Beeb have to offer hands down.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/the-ashes-2015/engine/match/743973.html
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Re: Cricket season

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:07 pm

Thought I'd resurrect this old thread,but perhaps it's not appropriate as what I am about to show just isn't cricket.

Anyone at Stormont yesterday and witnessed the Afghans cheating Ireland in the latest ODI?

Ed Joyce hit what looked like a boundary and stopped running expecting the umpire to signal the '4' and presuming the ball to be dead, did not regain his ground. Actually, the ball was still on the field, but the fielder had slid over the rope in his attempt to stop the ball and played it while clearly over the rope. Definitely still a boundary, as far as Joyce and others were concerned. Some who don't follow cricket might think it's a bit silly not to return to the crease, but it's the sort of thing that happens countless times in every match. Players also will "call" the boundary, 99.99% of the time and signal it to the umpires.

What happened next was that the Afghan fielder flicked the ball back, keeping it infield, but crucially while still over the boundary. He then threw the ball in to the wicket, where the stumps were broken and the run-out claimed. Never mind whether the ball had crossed the boundary, it was clear that the batsmen were no longer attempting a run, so with the fielder claiming his fielding was legal, and the umpires unsure if it was, (no TV umpire for this one) they asked the Afghan captain to withdraw the appeal. The spirit of the Laws of Cricket take precedence over all laws, and they clearly felt this was against the spirit.The Afghans however refused to withdraw the appeal and the umpires had no choice but to give Joyce out.

TV streaming of the match suggested Joyce was right, but was not 100% conclusive. The picture below however is more damning of the Afghans (IMO). Decide for yourselves if this was a boundary or not: (remember, it doesn't matter if the ball is still in field if it is touched by a fielder who is outside the boundary with any part of his body). I think most if not all will conclude that either the ball or the fielder was outside the boundary, whatever way you look at it. Not even close, so no room for an error by the fielder - JUST NOT CRICKET! :evil:
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Re: Cricket season

Postby bazzaj » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:55 pm

One of sports great stories that
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Re: Cricket season

Postby drumbo diehard » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:07 pm

Did they kick the conversion?
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Re: Cricket season

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:24 pm

bazzaj wrote:One of sports great stories that

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Credit where it's due! :lol:
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Re: Cricket season

Postby Russ » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:45 pm

Payback for an invasion
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Re: Cricket season

Postby big mervyn » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:31 pm

Russ wrote:Payback for an invasion

Ah good.

We're all square then? :thumleft:
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Re: Cricket season

Postby Russ » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:31 pm

big mervyn wrote:
Russ wrote:Payback for an invasion

Ah good.

We're all square then? :thumleft:

I think we still owe them
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Re: Cricket season

Postby BR » Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:30 am

Russ wrote:
big mervyn wrote:
Russ wrote:Payback for an invasion

Ah good.

We're all square then? :thumleft:

I think we still owe them

Is that the 1840 invasion written off?
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