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Slightly More Important => The Sport => Topic started by: bababarararacucucudadada on June 12, 2017, 11:38:07 AM

Title: Cricket
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on June 12, 2017, 11:38:07 AM
This is For Q mostly but anybody can play (although if you find the answer obvious it would be against the intended spirit were you to answer).

What is remarkable about this photograph?

(https://i58.servimg.com/u/f58/19/56/52/03/19055310.jpg)

(Taken at yesterday's match involving Kent.)
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Return of the Mac on June 13, 2017, 09:41:45 PM
This is For Q mostly but anybody can play (although if you find the answer obvious it would be against the intended spirit were you to answer).

What is remarkable about this photograph?

(https://i58.servimg.com/u/f58/19/56/52/03/19055310.jpg)

(Taken at yesterday's match involving Kent.)

Wow....bowling at the tail? Still an impressive picture.

Eng strong favourites for the CT !!!
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Return of the Mac on June 13, 2017, 09:44:18 PM
Barb's, are you a big county cricket faN? I retired as a spectator in 2012 !!!
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Return of the Mac on June 13, 2017, 09:48:03 PM
Barb's, have you visited the Lord's museum of late? I did this about 20 odd years ago...must do this again. One bus ride for me after a short drive :) Quite handy !!!
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on June 13, 2017, 09:51:10 PM
Not really. Living in Plymouth it is all too distant. Taunton is as close as it gets and that's 75 miles away...

I used to be more into it when the B&H Cup and John Player League matches were on terrestrial but Murdoch won't ever get my shilling so since it all shifted to Sky I have no idea who plays for who unless they hit the England team.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on June 13, 2017, 09:52:08 PM
Barb's, have you visited the Lord's museum of late? I did this about 20 odd years ago...must do this again. One bus ride for me after a short drive :) Quite handy !!!

Again that's probably 220 miles or so away... Just too far.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Return of the Mac on June 13, 2017, 09:52:59 PM
Not really. Living in Plymouth it is all too distant. Taunton is as close as it gets and that's 75 miles away...

I used to be more into it when the B&H Cup and John Player League matches were on terrestrial but Murdoch won't ever get my shilling so since it all shifted to Sky I have no idea who plays for who unless they hit the England team.

I have made this stand too....such a shame...brought the downfall of cricket in England.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Return of the Mac on June 13, 2017, 09:54:08 PM
BBC shows highlights of the CT.....Eng in the Semi tomorrow.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on June 13, 2017, 09:57:16 PM
Yes I've had half an eye on that. Keep on forgetting it is on.

Saw a bit of Pakistan v Sri Lanka. Some awful dropped catches by Sri Lanka. One of them a real shocker. Couldn't help but wonder where the big money was placed in that one... Very iffy.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Return of the Mac on June 13, 2017, 09:59:25 PM
Yes I've had half an eye on that. Keep on forgetting it is on.

Saw a bit of Pakistan v Sri Lanka. Some awful dropped catches by Sri Lanka. One of them a real shocker. Couldn't help but wonder where the big money was placed in that one... Very iffy.

Yeah...I saw that too....that was a dolly of a drop.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Return of the Mac on June 13, 2017, 10:02:05 PM
Do you go on cricket forums?
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on June 13, 2017, 10:04:21 PM
Do you go on cricket forums?

No.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Return of the Mac on June 13, 2017, 10:08:07 PM
You need to radicalise Q into cricket. I know he will really enjoy it as a hobby...stats, power plays and etc. You have a mission Barb's.  :D
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on June 13, 2017, 10:19:28 PM
He would have been ideal bowler material in his prime: tall, rangy, lithe. He had all the tools.

Probably more of a spinner than a quickie though. He was never aggressive enough to bowl quick and his arse was too small for it anyway.

Once he got the basic skills nailed down I'm sure the thinking-a-batsman-out bit would have appealed hugely too.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Return of the Mac on June 13, 2017, 10:21:41 PM
He would have been ideal bowler material in his prime: tall, rangy, lithe. He had all the tools.

Probably more of a spinner than a quickie though. He was never aggressive enough to bowl quick and his arse was too small for it anyway.

Once he got the basic skills nailed down I'm sure the thinking-a-batsman-out bit would have appealed hugely too.

I meant as a spectator. He's clever to follow all the complicated stuff.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on June 13, 2017, 10:29:02 PM
I think the best way in for him would be TMS.

Mrs B quite likes listening to TMS and she doesn't like watching cricket at all.

Q likes Top Gear's banter and they're only amateurs in the banter stakes compared to Aggers and co.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Return of the Mac on June 13, 2017, 10:33:33 PM
I think the best way in for him would be TMS.

Mrs B quite likes listening to TMS and she doesn't like watching cricket at all.

Q likes Top Gear's banter and they're only amateurs in the banter stakes compared to Aggers and co.

I love TMS.I flirted with Talksport 2 but after 10 mins...I was back...Nothing will beat TMS. I love live radio comms.

Vic Marks, Tuffers, Aggers and co are ab fab. 
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on June 13, 2017, 10:38:07 PM
Aggers and Sir Geoffrey are the best double act since Laurel and Hardy and the nice thing is that it is all done with huge and obvious affection.

Rather like the touch of the rascal that Tuffers and Swanny bring to the show, too.

Wonderful stuff. The day when the last test match finishes is always one of the saddest of the year. Not only is there no more TMS but bloody winter looms...
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Return of the Mac on June 13, 2017, 10:39:22 PM
Aggers and Sir Geoffrey are the best double act since Laurel and Hardy and the nice thing is that it is all done with huge and obvious affection.

Rather like the touch of the rascal that Tuffers and Swanny bring to the show, too.

Wonderful stuff. The day when the last test match finishes is always one of the saddest of the year. Not only is there no more TMS but bloody winter looms...

But they do tour overseas with TMS. So...there's hope :)
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Return of the Mac on June 13, 2017, 10:42:43 PM
Yeah...Boycs too..even Vaughan and I forget the other oldie..ex Middx wicket keeper..."my dear old thing" lol....
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on June 13, 2017, 10:53:35 PM
Blowers. He was commentating when Broad got his Trent Bridge hat-trick and I feared that he was going to literally combust with excitement. I have it on good authority that he's a complete ass in the real world but he is another fantastic presence in the box.

Vaughan also shows a shrewd eye for detail. Never misses anything whether it be an unusual grip on a bat handle or a Pink Panther in the crowd. He's different gravy and it is no surprise that he was such a good captain.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Return of the Mac on June 13, 2017, 11:16:08 PM
Blowers. He was commentating when Broad got his Trent Bridge hat-trick and I feared that he was going to literally combust with excitement. I have it on good authority that he's a complete ass in the real world but he is another fantastic presence in the box.

Vaughan also shows a shrewd eye for detail. Never misses anything whether it be an unusual grip on a bat handle or a Pink Panther in the crowd. He's different gravy and it is no surprise that he was such a good captain.

Yeah, good old Henry Bloefeld.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on June 13, 2017, 11:18:54 PM
Another way in for Q?

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4qJbqsTGoY#)

[The whole damned series is on YT! Excited beyond all reason by this.]
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Return of the Mac on June 14, 2017, 11:05:25 PM
Oh mannn...what t F happened to my form team England....That Pak bowling attack is too talented...

Don't want to see India win another trophy.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on June 14, 2017, 11:19:33 PM
Pakistan are the rock 'n' roll cricket nation. Every side they've put out for years is insanely talented and yet they are sometimes abject in defeat.

They're just completely unpredictable.

One thing is certain though: if it ends up being India v Pakistan in the final it'll be quite an occasion.

Going off topic here completely... Years ago I worked in a factory and one of the ingredients we used was guar gum. Guar gum is a brown powder that absorbs water and becomes very slimy (sort of like wallpaper paste); it is used as a thickener and a gelling agent. Anyway we used to import loads of the stuff from India. On occasion we used to export raw materials too, which was always a nice little overtime job, and on one occasion we had to export Guar Gum to Pakistan: basically we had to repack it so that there was no indication that it was Indian in origin (which on reflection sounds very dubious but there you are) because the Pakistanis hated the Indians so much they wouldn't trade with one another. I hate to think how much money this cost them. We probably bought the guar gum for about 4p/ton and sold it for 4/oz and charged for shipping too. Crazy.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on July 06, 2017, 11:42:59 AM
The SA test series has begun at a blazing hot Lord's.

We won the toss and elected to bat.

24-2 so far with some top quality seam bowling from the Saffer's Philander winkling out Cook and Jennings.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Return of the Mac on July 08, 2017, 12:09:12 AM
Have you been watching? Unfortunately...I haven't had a chance.

Are you big on Wimbledon?
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on July 08, 2017, 12:17:32 AM
Wimbledon? No. Not into it. The sport is OK but the crowds are sooooooo twee. Daily Mail readers to the last one. Makes it unbearable.

I've been dipping in and out of the cricket, as you do. Can't say I am a fan of the Sky team covering it. They suck the life out of it.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Return of the Mac on July 08, 2017, 12:19:40 AM
Wimbledon? No. Not into it. The sport is OK but the crowds are sooooooo twee. Daily Mail readers to the last one. Makes it unbearable.

I've been dipping in and out of the cricket, as you do. Can't say I am a fan of the Sky team covering it. They suck the life out of it.

TMS, garden, some beer and some sunshine :)
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: oake on July 08, 2017, 12:21:06 AM
Wimbledon? No. Not into it. The sport is OK but the crowds are sooooooo twee. Daily Mail readers to the last one. Makes it unbearable.

I've been dipping in and out of the cricket, as you do. Can't say I am a fan of the Sky team covering it. They suck the life out of it.

The Channel 5 highlights show is just about bearable.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Return of the Mac on July 08, 2017, 12:23:17 AM
I loved the C4 coverage when it was on there. Richie Benauld and co. I was even in that audience one time :)
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: bababarararacucucudadada on July 08, 2017, 12:25:55 AM
The Channel 5 highlights show is just about bearable.

I like them but TMS is where it is at. It's just absolute joy.

Interesting stat on the radio earlier when Moeen got his 100th wicket and 2000th run: he achived the feat in fewer test matches than Trevor Bailey, Tony Greig and Ian Botham!

Richie Benaud was a huge loss.
Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Return of the Mac on July 08, 2017, 12:28:59 AM
I like them but TMS is where it is at. It's just absolute joy.

Interesting stat on the radio earlier when Moeen got his 100th wicket and 2000th run: he achived the feat in fewer test matches than Trevor Bailey, Tony Greig and Ian Botham!

Richie Benaud was a huge loss.

Both Tony Greig and Benauld were huge losses !!!

Title: Re: Cricket
Post by: Return of the Mac on October 08, 2017, 09:21:54 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-40379803/blowers-announces-his-retirement-after-nearly-50-years (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-40379803/blowers-announces-his-retirement-after-nearly-50-years)