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    Is cricket a pooves game?

    I'd never really given it much thought until I saw KW's thread in which he stated he was off to Burmah to play cricket.

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    Yep. Cricket is a double, treble pooves game. Make a film involving lady men, KW, BF et al with cricket stumps and a few circus dwarfs thrown in....absolute classic by Tarrantino standards, plus I need to get you the Pattaya Beer Bar Script, though don't rip me off. Maybe WankRobertson can do the legal side so it's water tight

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    I like the game but am rubbish at it. My office has a team but its all full of Indian expats who are a bit good so I won't put my name down to join them.

    I did win the trophy for 'clubman of the year' at Penrice school in 1989 because I would always turn up to bat at number 11 and was not bad at fielding and that.

    I can't bowl for shit, and there was that embarassing moment at the annual 5th year team versus the teachers (everyone had to bowl at least 2 overs) where I bowled at one of the teachers and I let go of the ball too late and it thudded to a halt a few feet in front of me - witnessed by the whole school. This still features in a recurring nightmare that I still have to this day.

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    Cricket is a great game, because imbeciles don't understand it, so you don't get chav scum football supporters at the games.

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    Luuuurve the game . . . never played it or even really noticed it before going to high school in Sydney.

    Of course we played the real version - what can I say, it's simply good fun to waste time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    because imbeciles don't understand it
    Thanks, appreciate your understanding! Pretty well have that rugby stuff sussed though.

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    I bought a cricket set last time I was in the UK. We have a game at the community centre field most Sunday mornings. My kids love it, although ofcourse we are playing with a tennis ball. I think they enjoy chasing after our dog to get the ball back the best as she hasn't worked out the rules yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    Thanks, appreciate your understanding!
    You've got an excuse, being bought up in the frozen wastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Cricket is a great game, because imbeciles don't understand it, so you don't get chav scum football supporters at the games
    Bollox! It used to kick off at cricket in the early ninetys with all day beer at Edgbaston and Old Trafford - Nat West Trophy Finals and all that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Cricket is a great game, because imbeciles don't understand it, so you don't get chav scum football supporters at the games.
    come on Marmite, there are some folks who appreciate both football and cricket. some even follow rugby as well - not me though.

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    Cricket is a good excuse for a piss up, i go a fair bit but have no idea of the score at the end of the day!
    Used to play at school and could play ok'ish but since then only ever played once and was rubbish!

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    Must be very difficult to explain some of the terms of cricket to someone with very little knowledge.

    When a batsmen is 'In' he goes out but when he is 'Out' he goes in.
    Bowling a Maiden over - speaks for itself don't it

    Fielding positions - some examples
    Silly Point - something like the Ministry of funny walks
    Square Leg and Short Leg
    Third Man - OK where did the second man get to
    Gully - Why put a gully in the middle of a cricket pitch

    Stumped - err stands around scratching head and thinking wtf was that
    Run out - Oh the rest of the team chase him off the field

    Only joking, I like a good game of cricket but now only watch

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    I love cricket, especially test cricket.

    Now that I have kids I really miss spending an entire day either at the ground or home watching on TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    Is cricket a pooves game? I'd never really given it much thought until I saw KW's thread in which he stated he was off to Burmah to play cricket.
    you'll have to set a better hook than that to get me to bite... actually because the subject of this topic is such a good one, i can see this thread making an easy half century...

    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat
    I like the game but am rubbish at it.
    never stopped me...

    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat
    My office has a team but its all full of Indian expats who think that they are a bit good and a all loud mouths and cheats so I won't put my name down to join them.
    yeah i know wot u mean, its the scourge of cricket in asia.

    did anyone who know from SIngapore go to the trip in Burma? cos there was a sing team there (who all fucked off earlier on sat cos they lost out and didnt even help with scoreboard or score book or umpire duties for the 3rd game, really poor form. and one of them happended to know some colleagues i work with and has emailed them with a unfounded rumour about me picking up a female marine during the trip... whateva happened to "what goes on tour stays on tour?"



    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat
    I did win the trophy for 'clubman of the year' at Penrice school in 1989 because I would always turn up to bat at number 11 and was not bad at fielding and that.
    I got a similar one, but in the same year I was also winner of the Galah of the year award ... for missing multiple flights!

    I also ended up with someone else trphy from this burma trip, not sure who it is but it looks bloody awesome

    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat
    I can't bowl for shit, and there was that embarassing moment at the annual 5th year team versus the teachers (everyone had to bowl at least 2 overs) where I bowled at one of the teachers and I let go of the ball too late and it thudded to a halt a few feet in front of me - witnessed by the whole school. This still features in a recurring nightmare that I still have to this day.
    FFS, HARDEN THE FUCK UP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Cricket is a great game, because imbeciles don't understand it, so you don't get chav scum football supporters at the games.
    come on Marmite, there are some folks who appreciate both football and cricket. some even follow rugby as well - not me though.
    Durrrr, SBF you imbecile - that's not what he's saying, he's not saying all football supporters are holligans, only that there's no hooligans in cricket because they can't figure it out.

    Besides, most football hooligans don't care about the match; they simply get off on violence, it's a territorial thing. A passtime that amazingly even doctors and florists get involved in, some people just love a ruck and most of the violence happens before the game.

    Quote Originally Posted by KW
    actually because the subject of this topic is such a good one, i can see this thread making an easy half century...
    That's not a bad pun for you, almost worth a green but it may have been accidental.
    "I'm an outsider by choice, but not truly. It's the unpleasantness of the system that keeps me out. I'd rather be in, in a good system. That's where my discontent comes from: being forced to choose to stay outside.
    My advice: Just keep movin' straight ahead. Every now and then you find yourself in a different place."

    George Carlin

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    i think imbecile is quite a strong word. especially when you look at the time of day i was posting you should realise that I was completed shitfaced.

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    Cricket is a game for gentlemen played by gentlemen.
    How come the Aussies are so good at it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy
    Cricket is a game for gentlemen played by gentlemen.
    Yes, I noticed that in the recent Pakistan-England match.
    Last edited by Norton; 11-03-2008 at 12:11 PM.

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    Cricket is more than a game, for some it is akin to a religion.
    It has its own language and promotes fairplay, created an empire alike to which the world had never seen.
    sadly now England might do better at its sister game rounders.

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    Cricket is a fantastic game - I used to play in my school team.

    Incidentally football was banned at my school - it was considered quite subversive to play a sneaky game behind the bike sheds. For that reason I had a rather glamorous idea about the game.
    As a game it is quite good - problem is it is watched and played by a bunch of yobs.

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    YES.

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    apparently the confederacy had a good team before lincoln fucked it all up.
    best sport to get drunk too.
    totally indeciphearble to the uninitiated, allows us to tut and shake our heads at the great unwashed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blake7 View Post
    Cricket is a fantastic game - I used to play in my school team.

    Incidentally football was banned at my school - it was considered quite subversive to play a sneaky game behind the bike sheds. For that reason I had a rather glamorous idea about the game.
    As a game it is quite good - problem is it is watched and played by a bunch of yobs.
    It's not played by yobs, rugby is played by yobs with gentlemen in the crowd.

    Football is played by gentlemen with yobs in the crowd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy
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    Sorry got me Indians confused with me Pakistanis. Fixed with edit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Cricket is a great game, because imbeciles don't understand it, so you don't get chav scum football supporters at the games.
    No, but you do get chav scum Aussie thugs fighting at games. (Indians too, but I don't know if they can be called chavs or not).

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