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Re: Ball tampering

Post by westlondonlalala » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:31 pm

Painfully boring sport with painfully boring pundits with painfully drawn out 5 day games that you can end up without a winner, can’t play in the rain & you stop for drinks tea & lunch.

IMO it’s the worst major sport ever invented closely folllowed by golf & tennis, to think that someone would actually want to cheat at such a dire game is beyond me.

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Re: Ball tampering

Post by 222gers » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:23 am

westlondonlalala wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:31 pm
Painfully boring sport with painfully boring pundits with painfully drawn out 5 day games that you can end up without a winner, can’t play in the rain & you stop for drinks tea & lunch.

IMO it’s the worst major sport ever invented closely folllowed by golf & tennis, to think that someone would actually want to cheat at such a dire game is beyond me.
I tried explaining cricket to an American once. Best I could come up with was....


When a batsman comes out, then he's in. When he's out he goes back in. One team has to knock the other team's little wooden sticks over, then the other team has to knock their little sticks over. They do this for five days. If all the sticks haven't been knocked over, it's a draw. You're not American are you ? :wink:
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Re: Ball tampering

Post by Esox Lucius » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:39 am

It's definitely a sport for the more intelligent. :wink:
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Re: Ball tampering

Post by WA Hoop » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:28 am

Esox Lucius wrote:
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It's definitely a sport for the more intelligent. :wink:
With the exception of David Warner.
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Re: Ball tampering

Post by Esox Lucius » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:14 am

WA Hoop wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:28 am
Esox Lucius wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:39 am
It's definitely a sport for the more intelligent. :wink:
With the exception of David Warner.
Animal survival instincts? :lol:
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Re: Ball tampering

Post by westlondonlalala » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:14 am

222gers wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:23 am
westlondonlalala wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:31 pm
Painfully boring sport with painfully boring pundits with painfully drawn out 5 day games that you can end up without a winner, can’t play in the rain & you stop for drinks tea & lunch.

IMO it’s the worst major sport ever invented closely folllowed by golf & tennis, to think that someone would actually want to cheat at such a dire game is beyond me.
I tried explaining cricket to an American once. Best I could come up with was....


When a batsman comes out, then he's in. When he's out he goes back in. One team has to knock the other team's little wooden sticks over, then the other team has to knock their little sticks over. They do this for five days. If all the sticks haven't been knocked over, it's a draw. You're not American are you ? :wink:
I love Michael Jordan & I’ve got a George Foreman grill but no I’m not American.

Oh I understand the rules alright fortunately I won’t have to explain the rules to my offspring as the 5 day game will more than likely be dead & buried by then.

I’m struggling to think of a major sport that I detest more than Cricket although I must say that Golf,tennis,cycling all motorsport & all US sports closely follow it.

I will only watch Rugby (both codes) football & Boxing everything else wasn’t worth inventing in my opinion.

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Re: Ball tampering

Post by Esox Lucius » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:34 am

Being punched until you are unconscious sounds like a great sport. Still, as long as there are no long term effects to ones brain being battered then what's the harm?
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Re: Ball tampering

Post by westlondonlalala » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:31 pm

Ask Phillip Hughes parents if Cricket is safer than Boxing.

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Re: Ball tampering

Post by Esox Lucius » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:08 pm

westlondonlalala wrote:
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Ask Phillip Hughes parents if Cricket is safer than Boxing.
One unique, freak accident as compared to regular deliberate attempts to batter someone into unconsciousness? Absolutely no comparison at all.
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Re: Ball tampering

Post by westlondonlalala » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:59 pm

I’d say unique is probably the wrong choice of word as Darryn Randall died in exactly the same way a year earlier.
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Re: Ball tampering

Post by 222gers » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:35 pm

Some years ago there was a TV programme regarding the high incidence of suicide among cricketers. High in relation to other sportsmen anyhow. I couldn't watch it properly as we had friends round for the evening. Anyway, the programme mentioned the mental pressure a batsman is under surrounded by the other team, the sledging of which we spoke of in this thread and the concentration required by batsmen to bat on for hours and hours. Geoffrey Boycott spoke of the “corridor of uncertainty” as the batsmen see every ball bowled. Does anyone have any more on this subject ?

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Re: Ball tampering

Post by Esox Lucius » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:50 pm

I think you missed the point; they were freak accidents, not people deliberately setting out bludgeon each other until one of them is unconscious.
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Re: Ball tampering

Post by deadendjob » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:50 pm

There has been a huge amount in the press about it here, especially given our rivalry with Australia. Apparently teams have always done it, the only difference is that Australia got caught.
I don't like cricket whatsoever, but if it's as common occurrence as some have suggested, I hope the ICC come down on them heavy to set a precedence.
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Re: Ball tampering

Post by 222gers » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:59 pm

deadendjob wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:50 pm
There has been a huge amount in the press about it here, especially given our rivalry with Australia. Apparently teams have always done it, the only difference is that Australia got caught.
I don't like cricket whatsoever, but if it's as common occurrence as some have suggested, I hope the ICC come down on them heavy to set a precedence.
I wonder if they did it against us in the recent tests.....they did manage to get huge swing in conditions that one wouldn't expect it. Our bowlers however didn't get much movement at all. You'd think though, with all the cameras it would be spotted.

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Re: Ball tampering

Post by BiscuitRanger » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:28 pm

"Feel it".. The Tamperer
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