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G&T ice n slice
27th Feb 2013, 11:09
Well, I ask you!

you'd think they'd find somewhere else to play....
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/02/27/article-2285145-1850D436000005DC-167_634x378.jpg

yotty
27th Feb 2013, 11:20
Yeah but there's not that much flat land left! Even the Pavilion had to go here! ;) http://www.lakevista.co.nz/images/ledge_bungy_lge.jpg

DX Wombat
27th Feb 2013, 11:20
Why are there no shadows anywhere in that picture? Photoshopped by any chance?

DX Wombat
27th Feb 2013, 11:22
Is that the wicket keeper on the end of the bungee line Yotty?

TWT
27th Feb 2013, 11:25
Either the sun is directly overhead or Qantas have bought the Daily Mail and inserted their own ad masquerading as a legitimate sporting photo

yotty
27th Feb 2013, 11:28
Naw deep slip I think! :eek:

SpringHeeledJack
27th Feb 2013, 12:10
New Zealand XI v England: Ian Bell hits century in final warm-up match before Test series - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/cricket/international/england/9896657/New-Zealand-XI-v-England-Ian-Bell-hits-century-in-final-warm-up-match-before-Test-series.html)



SHJ

Windy Militant
27th Feb 2013, 12:13
Don't you just hate it when you get a bunch of incomers moving in and complaining about established activities!

Cricket established 1844
Richard Pearse first flight 1903
Pot and Kettle springs to mind!:}

wings folded
27th Feb 2013, 12:29
you'd think they'd find somewhere else to play....



I quite agree. Playing with a several million pound toy while disturbing a sacrosanct activity is just not on.

(By the way, the bowler must be delivering mach 0.9 balls; there is no sign of the wicketkeeper, he must be on the boundary)

Katamarino
27th Feb 2013, 12:32
Why are there no shadows anywhere in that picture? Photoshopped by any chance?

How does this make any sense at all? Why would photoshopping result in all the shadows from the base image miraculously disappearing?

The SSK
27th Feb 2013, 12:41
By my rough reckoning, that 737 is just a tad over 22 yards long. I think it's a model.

pigboat
27th Feb 2013, 12:55
By my rough reckoning, that 737 is just a tad over 22 yards long. I think it's a model.
And if it is real, I sincerely hope he's departing and not arriving. :ooh:

Lon More
27th Feb 2013, 12:56
What? The Daily Fail telling porkies? Never!!!

Any space , except the Goodwin Sands, is wasred space for cricket.

yotty
27th Feb 2013, 13:52
Steady there Lon, the southern sailing types are made of sterner stuff! := Video: Bramble Bank: Britain's strangest cricket match? - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/weirdnewsvideo/9553695/Bramble-Bank-Britains-strangest-cricket-match.html)

sitigeltfel
27th Feb 2013, 14:34
They play matches on Elie beach organised by the Ship Inn.

Loose rivets
27th Feb 2013, 14:36
And if it is real, I sincerely hope he's departing and not arriving.


Minimum Velocity Unstick + 1kt by the look of it.



They used to play cricket on the sands off Walton on the Naze. They had longer to play than those guys. Bloody windmills on the sands now.:*


One day I departed the Belgian coast for the Clacton beacon. I was at low level - 8,000 or so. Having lived there all my life, and flown from SEN, I couldn't believe my eyes. With a rubber dingy, I could have made my way across the North Sea, just paddling across a few rivulets. Don't suppose it lasted long.

hellsbrink
27th Feb 2013, 14:50
Why are there no shadows anywhere in that picture? Photoshopped by any chance?

Absolutely not.


Look for Queenstown International Airport in Frankton on the South Island and you will see the cricket ground to the north of the runway.

Use Google Maps, or whatever your preferred "tool" is.

ChrisVJ
27th Feb 2013, 16:53
Grandfather used to organise Cricket matches on LAP, airline staff vs non airline people, late forties while they were still building it. (Come to think of it they have been 'still building it' ever since.) Had my fifth or sixth birthday party there complete with tour of Comet, party in the restaurant Nissen hut and bonfires after!

Dannyboy39
27th Feb 2013, 17:03
The Arnos Vale Ground in St Vincent is another cricket ground with the same aviation hazards.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdpqzsxZRG1r1nnogo1_500.jpg

Got to say though, the All Blacks Air NZ livery looks fantastic.

Sunnyjohn
27th Feb 2013, 17:15
Why are there no shadows anywhere in that picture? Photoshopped by any chance?
Just a tad. Look at the clarity of the aircraft behind the cricketers, then look at the muzziness of the cricketers. Look at the sharpness of the shadows on the aircraft and the almost total lack of shadows on the cricketers.

Saintsman
27th Feb 2013, 19:20
Another view from the Telegraph - different aircraft

New Zealand XI v England: Ian Bell hits century in final warm-up match before Test series - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/cricket/international/england/9896657/New-Zealand-XI-v-England-Ian-Bell-hits-century-in-final-warm-up-match-before-Test-series.html)

racedo
27th Feb 2013, 21:51
you'd think they'd find somewhere else to play....
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/...67_634x378.jpg (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/02/27/article-2285145-1850D436000005DC-167_634x378.jpg)

Looks like the old dear in purple couldn't afford the fare and has fallen off the wing..........

Pappa Smurf
27th Feb 2013, 23:04
The spectators are more interested in the Air NZ plane than the cricket

Bushfiva
27th Feb 2013, 23:54
It's not shopped, there are 43 photos in the series including an ANZ flight in two of them, all shot by Marty Melville. The image has been significantly reduced in size and compressed from the original 4000 x 2304. It carries Getty and AFP serials.