Cricket World Cup Thread
Posted 08 May 2004 - 12:36 PM
Seriously, glad to see this sociable thread back at the top, even though I don't know WHAT your're all talking about, and it's too late for me to learn a new game.
Posted 09 May 2004 - 06:03 PM
Now names. What sort of names do you want to know? Senior officials in the games governing bodies? Current players? Past famous players and achievements?
Posted 10 May 2004 - 01:56 AM
Sir Donald Bradman, Sir Len Hutton, Sir Garfield Sobers, and Sir Richard Hadlee--each a legend in his own right.
And if you want the players of the people, none better than Ian Botham and David Gower.
Of course there is always Sachin Tendulkar...
Posted 10 May 2004 - 11:49 AM
Ag, I hear they're putting camel milk in plastic paks (for use in tea) up in Rajasthar--what's up with that? You got some homesick Arabs up there?
Posted 10 May 2004 - 09:39 PM
Quote from a tea towel I brought back from Oz:
"Cricket; as explained to a foreign visitor:
You have 2 sides, one out in the field and one in. (the one that's out is in the field and the one that's in is off the field except for the 2 men who are in)
Each man who's in the side that's in goes in, until he is out then another who is in comes in, and so forth until all the men who are on the side that's in are out(except for the man who is not out even tho' he's in; then the side's out and the other side comes in. The side that goes out tries to get the side that's coming in out (including the not-outs)
When both sides have been in and out twice (including the not out) that's the end of the game.
PS if all both teams are not in AND out twice, then it's a draw (not a tie: a tie is when both teams are in and out twice and the score is the same)
Hope that clears things up for you:D
Posted 11 May 2004 - 02:58 AM
There are more camels than cows in Rajasthan, which by the way is a desert. People there eat camel meat and drink camel milk. I believe it is more nutritious than cow's milk.
BTW, Nobody in Rajasthan plays cricket, probably because the ball wouldn't bounce.
This is cricket for Yanks explained by a Yank.
If you still dont understand it, you'd have to make a trip Down Under. The Ozzies are the world champs.
Posted 15 May 2004 - 07:54 AM
Let's recap on exactly what all this means. The team will touch down in Harare tonight, fall into a deep sleep, then spend the next three days trying very hard neither to leave the hotel pool nor read a newspaper. On Monday they will commence a two-day tour match against Zimbabwe A, roughly equivalent in skill level to Footscray W. Then, over the following three weeks, they will play two Tests and three one-day games against Footscray's C-graders, otherwise masquerading as Zimbabwe's national XI.
And let's recap on exactly what's happened in the past month. Zimbabwe's politicians hijacked Zimbabwe's selection committee. Whites were told to bugger off. Heath Streak went on strike. Fourteen white team-mates joined him. Streak and his 14 white team-mates were sacked for not "returning to work". (Is there anyone left, incidentally, who can remember a time when cricket was called cricket and not "work" - a five-day plaything of pay-TV networks, soft-drink companies and the like? And isn't that part of the reason we're in this whole slimy mess?)
Bowl Mugabe out first then play cricket in Zimbabwe
Posted 16 May 2004 - 07:39 PM
I'm surprised that SL declared with records for the taking. Setting up a first innings lead of 800-1000 might bring the devestating effect Mugabe has had on Zims cricket home to him. :mad:
"If they had any sense of decency and fairplay, they would let Zim bat for 8 successive innings instead of just two"
I think the umpires might have a few views on that. :eek:
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