Cricket

Discussion in 'Coffee Shop' started by andyBeaker, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    i am amazed New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat.

    Based on that alone and the weather forecast my forecast is that England will win at a canter.
     
  2. Malone

    Malone Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Batting first at Lords has proven to be the more sensible option of late.

    I really hope that isn’t proven correct today.
     
  3. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    Cricket is shite
     
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  4. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Yes............but the tournament has been blessed with fine weather to date......heavy rain first thing this morning, overcast at the start with sunshine forecast from late morning. That wicket is really green as well.

    Scoring rate so far suggests the ball isn't coming on to the bat.

    Lots of twists and turns no doubt to come!
     
  5. Vinterceptor

    Vinterceptor Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    Why don't they do the Hakka?
     
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  6. Malone

    Malone Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Now that would be fun, England could Morris dance,
     
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  7. Malone

    Malone Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Unbe-fuckin-lievable !

    Those final overs will be repeated for years.
     
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  8. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    I called it right as you would expect....England at a canter.....
     
  9. Vinterceptor

    Vinterceptor Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    Without a doubt.. That was an incredible nail biting finish and all because the inthrow hit Stokes bat as he dived... you couldn't make it up
     
  10. Malone

    Malone Old Hand Club Sponsor

    Knob! :risas3:



    :campeon::aplastao::aaaaa::banana:
     
  11. T.C

    T.C Been there, and had one Club Sponsor

    What an advert for ODi cricket!

    That has to be one of the if not the best game ever and so fitting for a final and a wonderful advert for the game.

    Well done England, but also commiserations to New Zealand. With 2 overs remaining I was convinced we had lost it.
     
  12. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    It was incredible, and it is also fair to say that the small moments that were vital went englands way.

    New Zealand's bowling was incredible defending a small target. They had so many near edges to the keeper I lost count.

    Fine margins!!
     
  13. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    Cricket is still shite.
     
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  14. Jaws

    Jaws Corporal CockUp Staff Member Moderator

    Absolutely super display from both sides
    Talk about edge of the seat stuff !!!

    I actually enjoyed the F1 today too..
     
  15. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    Never seen so many people get so worked up about a game of rounders. :D
     
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    Squag1 Can't remember.... Club Sponsor

  17. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    Now the dust has settled, and I know the rules of the competition mean that England won........but I can't get my head round the fact that New Zealand finished 242-8 and England 242 all out (or 242-9 if they hadn't (rightly) gone for the suicide run off the final ball).

    When I played limited overs cricket the number of wickets taken were the deciding factor when the score was tied.
     
  18. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    Sport evolves, Tennis now has final set tie break, Football has var & new rules regarding free kicks, at one time the top three teams were promoted to the next division, now it could be top two & sixth placed.
     
  19. andyBeaker

    andyBeaker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    I agree but the fact is that the team that performed best in 'normal time' lost!

    Doesn't seem right to me.
     
  20. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    Last season Leeds united had more possession than any other team they played, they had more shots & more shots on target than any of the teams they played, they completed more passes than any other team they played, on those stats they were the best team in the championship but they still didn’t get promoted, not always the best team wins.
     

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