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#821 traveller

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Posted 30 May 2003 - 07:59 PM

Windies right on target with overs to spare, m'thinks.
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Posted 30 May 2003 - 08:05 PM

Still somewhat behond on run rate, but there's still plenty of time to change that. The aussies really needed Mcgrath. :(
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Posted 30 May 2003 - 11:48 PM

Ripped through the tail but the windies farmed the strike well. Have a good weekend Z and Ag! See you for the last tomorrow, 'though i hope to play 'pasture pool' if poss:)
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Posted 01 June 2003 - 01:39 PM

So! Can the WIndies get a victory hattrick (:D), or can the ozzies go out on a high. :confused:
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Posted 01 June 2003 - 02:07 PM

I admit that I have seen slightly more inspiring ODI starts in my time. 18/2. :confused:
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Posted 01 June 2003 - 04:02 PM

Hi guys,
125/3 and Ponting 'hurt?'
Now who is man enough to wager on Lara's boys?
I have a fifty rupee note on them at 3 to 1.
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#827 zxb

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Posted 01 June 2003 - 04:08 PM

133/5. Struggling. :)
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Posted 01 June 2003 - 04:19 PM

Looks like I'll win back what I lost last time, but with the WIndies, you never know. They are quite capable of being 100 all out.:D
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Posted 01 June 2003 - 04:44 PM

Hogg is playing rather well. Might even get a half century. :)
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Posted 01 June 2003 - 04:52 PM

Lehmann should get his century first, from the looks of it. He's 89 and still 6.5 overs to go.

Good night mate.
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Posted 01 June 2003 - 04:53 PM

G Night! :)
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Posted 01 June 2003 - 07:02 PM

WIndies seem to be heading for a 10 wicket victory here. :cool:
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Posted 01 June 2003 - 08:58 PM

Well, I was close. ;)

Nice finish by Lara there. :D
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#834 Agnostic

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Posted 02 June 2003 - 12:46 PM

Nice to win a bit after losing. So now we know Ozzies are suspect against spin.;) Good to see the WIndies getting up from the mat and fighting it out. Also nice to punt on the winning horse.:D
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Posted 02 June 2003 - 01:01 PM

They did rather well. We have to face them next winter, and that is of some concern. I would say we were quite evenly matched. :confused:
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#836 traveller

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Posted 02 June 2003 - 01:07 PM

Yes, well the Windies are coming along. However I think the Ozzies are a bit tired and a bit suspect after drinking all that Red Stripe:rolleyes: Gotta get back home and get stuck into the VB! (so do I for that matter)
What's the next upcoming series?
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#837 zxb

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Posted 02 June 2003 - 01:14 PM

Next upcoming series for who? I know that Sri Lanka are due to arrive in the West Indies next week. Zimbabwe are already in England. India are having time off. And the Ozzies can take a well earned rest before trouncing Zimbabwe and Bangladesh (surely even your whitewash curse can't come into play against these two! ;)). I'm afraid thats all I know. :confused:
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Posted 03 June 2003 - 12:06 PM

Strewth - It's the Aussie Bible

SYDNEY (Reuters) - In the beginning was the word, and the word was "G'day!".

That's how the New Testament might have begun if Jesus had been born Australian, according to an Australian author and broadcaster who has just completed a collection of favourite bible stories retold in Australian English.

To some, Australian English is a screech of tortured vowels and suppressed consonants parodied by "Seinfeld" and "The Simpsons".

But to Kel Richards, author of "The Aussie Bible (Well, bits of it anyway)", it is a rich vein of regional idioms and unique slang expressions.

"We don't talk like anyone else on Earth," he told Reuters.

Based loosely on a similar book of mainly New Testament bible stories in Cockney rhyming slang, Richards' "Aussie Bible" was backed by the Bible Society of New South Wales in an attempt to win new readers for some of the world's best-known stories.

The Three Wise Men, for example, becomes "three eggheads from out east" who go in search of the baby Jesus. "We saw his star out east, and we've come to say 'G'day Your Majesty'," they say.

Richards' version of the bible has the Good Samaritan attacked by "a bunch of bushrangers", while "Australian Jesus" describes those who build their houses on sand as "boofheads" -- a contraction of the English slang phrase "bufflehead", meaning muddle-headed or confused.

Richards also reconstructs Psalm 23 as "a bush ballad" which begins: "God is the Station Owner, and I am just one of the sheep. He musters me down to the lucerne flats, and feeds me there all week".
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#839 Agnostic

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 12:43 PM

If Jesus had been Aussie he would have probably sledged the Jews.:D

BTW zxb,
Do you think the WIndies are anywhere near coming up to their calibre of the 80s?
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#840 zxb

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Posted 03 June 2003 - 12:50 PM

No. I don't think so. Batting is alright, and their bowlers are not bad, but nowhere near the likes of Holding or Garner, or Marshall.
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