Any Cricket Fans on P.ie?

Oscar Wilde

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 14, 2007
Messages
821
Hi, my first post..
Being a second generation Irishman, I've grown up with cricket in England.
Over the years I've really got into it..
The sport allows much self-reflection as test matches go on for 5 days ...
The ashes contest is underway down under.
I listen to it on BBC 5 Live Extra midnight till dawn.

Irelands Eoin Morgan is on the bench for the test matches, next in line if any injuries.
He will play in one-day and 20/20.. a superb cricketer from Dublin.

http://asheschallenge.cricket.com.au/asheschallenge/images/urn.jpg

Any fans here, or perhaps gamblers who like a bet :)


Eoin Morgan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 


Goldencircle

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 2, 2010
Messages
1,201
I never play cricket. It requires one to assume such indecent postures.
 

harpsman

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 6, 2010
Messages
327
yes-lookin bad for england in 1st test-hopefully they ll bring morgan in for the painful trott
 

rockofcashel

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 23, 2005
Messages
7,998
Website
www.sinnfein.ie
I'll watch the one day stuff, when teams get into the last 10 overs or so.. or the 20/20 stuff..but good Lord Jesus, you'd want to be bored to sit through one of those 5 day tests.. mind you, I went to one once in South Africa, with a Scotsman, and what the two of us knew about cricket could have been written on the back of a box of Majors.. and got absolutely hammered on 2 rand cans of Castle.. was a great day!!!!
 

Oscar Wilde

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 14, 2007
Messages
821
It'll be interesting to see how many cricket fans we have - I enjoy the tests.
Martin McGuinness is a big fan so you are not alone.
Crickey that's amazing sport /digger / blue.
I know he like his chess ..

lets hope the dizzy rascals don't hi-jack the thread
and start with the West-Brit nonsense ....

Presumably you're able to tune into 5 Live Sports Xtra for the
very excellent commentary ... its very good .. 11:30 till 8.00 am

and the inimitable cricinfo.com gives a desktop score also
 

onlyonpaper

Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2008
Messages
64
Fantastic day yesterday. How England didn't take wickets in the first hour I'll never know. But Hussey and Haddin played very well. Wouldn't discount England forcing a draw. Very little between the teams I would say but I'm delighted Australia have put it up to England. They were overconfident. I love listening to David Lloyd's commentaries. Bloody ungodly hours watching it but I tape the second half of day and try and watch it during next day......Great Game !!!!
 

Cruimh

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 30, 2010
Messages
83,467
I'll watch the one day stuff, when teams get into the last 10 overs or so.. or the 20/20 stuff..but good Lord Jesus, you'd want to be bored to sit through one of those 5 day tests.. mind you, I went to one once in South Africa, with a Scotsman, and what the two of us knew about cricket could have been written on the back of a box of Majors.. and got absolutely hammered on 2 rand cans of Castle.. was a great day!!!!
For many people - myself included - A good commentary team is make or break for many tests. Others are far more apparent - such as in the old days of the Windies.
 

Oscar Wilde

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 14, 2007
Messages
821
I'll watch the one day stuff, when teams get into the last 10 overs or so.. or the 20/20 stuff..but good Lord Jesus, you'd want to be bored to sit through one of those 5 day tests.. mind you, I went to one once in South Africa, with a Scotsman, and what the two of us knew about cricket could have been written on the back of a box of Majors.. and got absolutely hammered on 2 rand cans of Castle.. was a great day!!!!
lol.. that'll do

I've only ever been to a local county game..
amazing to have the unemployed and the toffs
sitting side by side discussing cricket.....
 

Oscar Wilde

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 14, 2007
Messages
821
Fantastic day yesterday. How England didn't take wickets in the first hour I'll never know. But Hussey and Haddin played very well. Wouldn't discount England forcing a draw. Very little between the teams I would say but I'm delighted Australia have put it up to England. They were overconfident. I love listening to David Lloyd's commentaries. Bloody ungodly hours watching it but I tape the second half of day and try and watch it during next day......Great Game !!!!
yes England were unlucky with a couple of early decisions, but the pair batted beautifully.
Draw poss.. but I wouldn't bet on it..
Great series .. seems you like sky..
what I do is have sky on in the background ( miniature)
but prefer the TMS special commentary of Boycs, aggers, CMJ
Its not as stuffy as botham/hussein ... more banter/craic.. each to their own though.

to the uniniated, no-one sits for 8hrs for 5 days ..lol
you move around, have your dinner, blog, etc .. tune in when there's a wicket.

"The English are not very spiritual people,
so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity."

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Cruimh? care to pick that one up ;)
 

Jakey

Active member
Joined
Aug 6, 2010
Messages
160
Yes, I'm a big cricket fan. England have been a bit unlucky in this test but one must credit the Aussies for making the most of their opportunities. I doubt we'll see much of Morgan in this series since, if anything, I expect England to consider dropping a batsman and playing 5 bowlers in the forthcoming tests. They definitely look a bowler light.
 

Mushroom

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 27, 2009
Messages
15,474
Fantastic day yesterday. How England didn't take wickets in the first hour I'll never know. But Hussey and Haddin played very well. Wouldn't discount England forcing a draw. Very little between the teams I would say but I'm delighted Australia have put it up to England. They were overconfident. I love listening to David Lloyd's commentaries. Bloody ungodly hours watching it but I tape the second half of day and try and watch it during next day......Great Game !!!!
What he said! Anderson bowled superbly in that first session.

Had to stop watching in the early hours due to the savage thunderstorm overhead - I was afraid that the satellite dish or the house would be struck! (I heard recently that a house in Raheny was struck last night.)
 
Last edited:

onlyonpaper

Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2008
Messages
64
yes England were unlucky with a couple of early decisions, but the pair batted beautifully.
Draw poss.. but I wouldn't bet on it..
Great series .. seems you like sky..
what I do is have sky on in the background ( miniature)
but prefer the TMS special commentary of Boycs, aggers, CMJ
Its not as stuffy as botham/hussein ... more banter/craic.. each to their own though.

to the uniniated, no-one sits for 8hrs for 5 days ..lol
you move around, have your dinner, blog, etc .. tune in when there's a wicket.

"The English are not very spiritual people,
so they invented cricket to give them some idea of eternity."

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Cruimh? care to pick that one up ;)
 

onlyonpaper

Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2008
Messages
64
Would you know if Henry Blofeld does do any commentaries on this series. Wonderfully eccentric guy with a great turn of phrase. True successor of John Arlott and Brian Johnson but haven't heard of him recently
 

Oscar Wilde

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 14, 2007
Messages
821

jdckelly

Active member
Joined
May 14, 2007
Messages
100
been watching the ashes and generally enjoying it before i fall asleep at an ungodly hour and i'm not normally a cricket fan
 

ManfredJudge

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 11, 2010
Messages
3,506
This looks like an intriguing series. Jack Banister was bemoaning England's plan of using only 4 bowlers to bring in an extra batsman in the line up and then they do what they did last night, I mean, yesterday.
 

onlyonpaper

Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2008
Messages
64
Blowers
here's a podcast 21st November 2010.. enjoy
BBC - Podcasts - The Ashes with Test Match Special

haven't had time to listen to it yet, so don't know if he'll fly out.
Oscar; Thank you. Great to hear his voice again. Hopefully he will have some part to play as the Cricket continues after Ashes with One Day Int'ls, 20-20 Intl's and then the I.C.C. World Cup right up to end March.

Great fightback by England last night. Looks like a draw unless England pile on runs quickly and see can they get a result
 


New Threads

Popular Threads

Most Replies

Top