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Old 15th Jun 2019, 10:32
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So do I but the real concern for England is how we will replace our best ever seamer James Anderson. I well remember when he first came onto the scene as a young and fairy eratic pace bowler.
Importing one from Barbados seems to be working quite well so far!
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 22:23
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No matter what tbe format is, it is always highly satisfying to marmalise the Aussies 😁😁

What a truly superb performance by the England ODI side today. Bring on En Zed in the final
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 22:51
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Tis interesting to note you were very quite when England was " Marmalized" by Pakistan and Australia earlier in the World Cup!! Nothing like fair weather friends!!
Well played England.
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 23:36
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Finally the Cricket World Cup is getting some attention on Jet Blast, whose members have been apparently mesmerised by a bunch of girls playing football this summer! Never mind, that was a match to remember (or maybe one to forget if you are Australian!) Great to see the final is going out live on Channel 4 on Sunday, Good news for those of us who don't have Sky.
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 03:44
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It would appear England's fortunes ride on the availability of one Mr Roy. Regardless, we were completely outplayed in the match that mattered. Well done Ingerlund.

From an Aussie point of view, I am now hoping for a localised earthquake that swallows up both teams during the playing of the National Anthems before play commences in the Final.

No Ozzie can support either England or Unzed when it comes to cricket. (But I'll still be watching the game.)
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 06:09
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
Finally the Cricket World Cup is getting some attention on Jet Blast, whose members have been apparently mesmerised by a bunch of girls playing football this summer! Never mind, that was a match to remember (or maybe one to forget if you are Australian!) Great to see the final is going out live on Channel 4 on Sunday, Good news for those of us who don't have Sky.
Ahem !..not so TTN, One has made several references to this event, but, as I'm sure you are aware, the trivial inconsequential matter of Brexit / Boris / Boris / Brexit.....repeat at will....has distracted many on here. There again, for Ingurlund to reach a final, any sporting final in fact, is almost without precedent so we can all have a national day's holiday to celebrate !

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Tis interesting to note you were very quite when England was " Marmalized" by Pakistan and Australia earlier in the World Cup!! Nothing like fair weather friends
!! "


Ah, you've noticed this well established trait on JB...JB is a haven for those for whom the sun has never set on those Glorious Days of Empire and Colonial rule of the Globe, hence the deafening silence when their expectations are dashed......expect more of the same in the imminent future, because, once the " see how far you can belt the ball" emulation of cricket ceases, the real cricket begins........called The Ashes series.

At this point, the dynamic changes....the Aussies will be playing with 12 men for a start.....and, as we know, the vagaries of the Hinglish wx also come into play.....hence the covert insertion of Aussie visitors to our shores.....remember the wx in May and June ?.....bringing with them their allegiance to the rain gods .....those seeds have been firmly planted and will be dormant until activated should the Aussies be in any danger of losing a match.

To save any possible confusion at the onset, one would just like to confirm my valid opinion of Cricket's ( and England ) premier oxygen thief remains undiminished ......so we await yet another series of playing under false pretences ...just like the rest of his career in fact .
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 10:48
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once the " see how far you can belt the ball" emulation of cricket ceases, the real cricket begins........called The Ashes series.
I have to say I have been pretty well won over by 50 over cricket in recent years. An exciting 4 or 5 day match probably does represent the pinnacle of the game, but too often they are just plain boring, or as the TV and radio commentators call it "fascinating" as in "a fascinating dual between batsman and bowler", as maiden over follows maiden over and you long to shout "just hit the bloody thing". In its worst form I am reminded of about 100 old farts scattered around the ground doggedly watching a county match grind to an inevitable draw!
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 11:43
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Could someone please translate or put into plain English the comment at post 1666? it seems to be written in a language unfamiliar to me but perhaps the Guardian reading, English hating intelligensia understand it. Strangely enough the Guardian does have a really excellent sports section and I can read that with ease.
I like to see a good sports match or event and am willing to put my personal prejudices aside and congratulate the team/individual who perform as brilliantly as Cal Crutchlow did on Sunday or England did yesterday rather than just silly sneering and whining. I know it will be hard to take should the Aussies beat us in the real cricket, especially as the phone/email account will be hot with comments from old work colleagues and relatives over there, but I still will want to see a decent series.
Still no problem with what to watch on TV on Sunday.
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Old 12th Jul 2019, 12:09
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
I have to say I have been pretty well won over by 50 over cricket in recent years. An exciting 4 or 5 day match probably does represent the pinnacle of the game, but too often they are just plain boring, or as the TV and radio commentators call it "fascinating" as in "a fascinating dual between batsman and bowler", as maiden over follows maiden over and you long to shout "just hit the bloody thing". In its worst form I am reminded of about 100 old farts scattered around the ground doggedly watching a county match grind to an inevitable draw!
True, the 50 overs format can be very entertaining and always, in one form or another, has been......I would like to take the opportunity to remind readers of the success of God's Chosen County and Valhalla in this respect.

The underlined above suggests you are familiar with watching Yorkshire , ok, in days past, they improved a lot once a certain top class Aussie arrived, grind out a draw from ball 1 of the first over of the match......which they had a well developed expertise in doing.

The contents of # 16666 have been written in clear English, but, ever helpful, I have a mutual affinity with Aussie sentiments about a player (euphemism ) who has a limpet like attraction to the crease...cough ! and bowls wide of the off stump..also prone to hissy fits throughout his less than notable career. This should narrow the choice down for you.....

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Old 14th Jul 2019, 19:01
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If you watched that match and didn't enjoy it then you can't possibly like Cricket.

Congratulations to England and New Zealand. A tie is the official result and that feels right, just hard lines on the countback.for the Kiwi's
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 19:03
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I’m not sure how to think about that.

At the start of the 50th over I thought NZ had won it.

At the end of the first super over I thought England had won it.

after the first 3 balls of the second super over I thought NZ had won it.

At the end I thought nobody deserved to lose.



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Old 14th Jul 2019, 19:38
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England won. NZ lost. But IMHO, the real winner was Cricket.
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Old 15th Jul 2019, 02:13
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As an England supporter I am delighted with the result, while at the same time gutted for the Kiwi's. That is no way to lose a World Cup Final......
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Old 15th Jul 2019, 05:38
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England won. NZ lost. But IMHO, the real winner was Cricket.
You may be shocked to learn we are in agreement about cricket being the winner ! ......both sides played superbly and nobody can take anything away from the Kiwis's.....well almost nobody.

However, it's nice to see the derision his feeble minded offering received........tosser !
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Old 15th Jul 2019, 07:26
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Surprised nobody's noted how either your luck runs for or against you on any given day.

The catch that became 6 runs after stepping on the boundary and that bizarre 4 from the throw in glancing off the runners bat, either of those didn't happen and a lot harder for the poms and probably a kiwi victory.

Great game from both sides, a win's a win but soul destroying way to lose when I thought the kiwi's contained the poms batting pretty well.

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Old 15th Jul 2019, 08:27
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As an England supporter I am delighted with the result, while at the same time gutted for the Kiwi's. That is no way to lose a World Cup Final......
......Seconded.
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Old 15th Jul 2019, 08:41
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......Seconded.
Loved the way the Kiwis smiled or applauded good play by their opponents.

Not so sure about the blazers in the pavilion with only one or two clapping Archer after his duck. Disappointing, yes, but I would have expected some sympathy. It is particularly hard for a new batsman to go out with so few balls remaining and with no chance to get his eye in.
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Old 15th Jul 2019, 08:45
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A superb game of cricket which neither team deserved to lose. I'm an England cricket supporter and am overjoyed we've finally won a World Cup, but feel so badly for the New Zealand cricketers and supporters that they had to lose the game on technicalities. I know it can't happen, but in a way, the World Cup should be shared by both teams. I also know there has been some criticism of the pitches; they were slow and deteriorated for the team batting second, but they have made this contest one of the most enjoyable to watch from a true cricket fan's perspective. Teams couldn't blast 350-400 runs and expect to blow away the opposition who had to chase such huge totals, we had totals of 250 or so and it made for much more interesting cricket. This really was a contest between bat and ball and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Old 15th Jul 2019, 09:00
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However, it's nice to see the derision his feeble minded offering received........tosser !
Agreed - absolutely pathetic, and the scorn with which his remark was treated was well-deserved.

I wonder if Lord Tebbitt was watching. It was good to see how many spectators obviously of Indian or Pakistani origin were enthusiastically supporting England, even though many might have bought their tickets in advance in anticipation of seeing India in the final.
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Old 15th Jul 2019, 09:03
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
Loved the way the Kiwis smiled or applauded good play by their opponents.

Not so sure about the blazers in the pavilion with only one or two clapping Archer after his duck. Disappointing, yes, but I would have expected some sympathy. It is particularly hard for a new batsman to go out with so few balls remaining and with no chance to get his eye in.
You missed out mentioning them wearing their schoolboy caps as well......however, it's worth remember this is the same demographic of formaldehyde infused spectators some of whom refused to stand and applaud when Mark Waugh made a century there.....a Test century is a Test century and you don't accumulate that score by simply wafting the bat and hoping for the best along with the fielding team being asleep.

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