luka

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i was so good at basketball it was unbeleiveable i could have played NBA. i used to be the only white kid in west ham park playing. i was a pretty woody harrleson
 

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That bloke died after being hit in the head with a cricket ball, so Luka's right to be wary.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
look at this specimen. I watched this guy hit for the cycle (single, double, triple, homerun) with an inside the park homer.

What are you saying? He doesn't have the typical sportsman's build but he did surprisingly good despite that?
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
That bloke died after being hit in the head with a cricket ball, so Luka's right to be wary.
Cricket lends itself well to funny stories with its silly rules and terms and so on. I had a book of them once. One was about some guy dying in the changing room or something and the scorecard read "Did not bat - dead". I dunno if that's funny. Kinda.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Also what's good in cricket is a collapse. When they walk out proudly expecting to be at the wicket for hours before letting in number three and confidently predicting the team will amass a total of about four hundred over the next two days... but actually they're fielding by lunchtime having been skittled for 28.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
In 1938 in the 5th test England made 903 for 7 declared and then bowled Australia out twice to win by AN INNINGS AND 573 RUNS. Doesn't happen much these days.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
One time we were talking to our friend from Venezuela and someone mentioned badminton and he said "What? I thought that that was an old Victorian game that no-one plays any more like cricket".
 

thirdform

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could never commit to cricket because i need to support a team to maintain interest and there's no way im supporting England, or India.
 

WashYourHands

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Riddle me this - how come London doesn't have a team? Why all the counties? Pro's and amateurs with a county-set base?

I love throwing, it's innately human, but this game is full of funny in-coding. The ball seems to more in the air from a delivery than a baseball pitch too. And only one cunt catching gets gloves? Is that Masonic Rite-y too?

I don't trust the attire.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
Well, the clothes, the language and its weird codes, the archaic and complex rules... It's a lot of effort to get involved. Is it worth It?
No idea about the counties. Gentlemen vs Players I pretty much discovered when I read Raffles the Gentleman Thief as a child.
 

Simon silverdollarcircle

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I have a deep loathing for Marcus stoinis. I don't know where this has come from. When he does something stupid and gets out it puts me in a good mood for the whole day

Apparently the prick takes his top off for net sessions
 

WashYourHands

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One of my boys is becoming obsessed with cricket, so I’m trying to facilitate that by learning as much as I can. He worships Shane Warne, a ‘leggy’, so he shows me the spin patterns and grips with a rubber ball that exaggerates the bounce and pitch. I’m fucking stumped.

There should be a throwing competition for accuracy in the Olympics. I see it with cricket. Hard, flat throws to keepers and during run outs. Replace a javelin with a ball and make a bigger dart board target. Who wouldn’t watch that.
 
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