Ireland is becoming an international cricketing nation. That's good!



Clanrickard

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Test status this year. Good times ahead for cricket. Great credit is due to cricket Ireland for their work over the last few years.
 

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Test status this year. Good times ahead for cricket. Great credit is due to cricket Ireland for their work over the last few years.
It's a great development and overdue but it will be exceptionally difficult to compete, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have all struggled at test cricket since admission for various reasons.

Ireland's struggles in recent times are worrying, our player base is very, very small.
 

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Cricket is in the same place as basketball. It is a little understood minority sport in Ireland, but with a faithful group of die hard followers. Good luck to them, but they live in a bubble.
 

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No interest in cricket cant make head nor tail of it, they look like they're running around like a bunch of headless chickens.
 

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No interest in cricket cant make head nor tail of it, they look like they're running around like a bunch of headless chickens.
Are you confusing soccer with cricket? Cricket involves a lot of standing around.
 

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Cricket isn't a patch on the worlds most popular sport, not even close.
But, to someone who does not know the rules, soccer players do run around like a bunch of headless chickens. Lots of action etc. Cricket is a much slower game, that's why countries in hot climates (India, West Indies, Australia etc.) enjoy it.
 
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But to someone who does not know the rules soccer players do run around like a bunch of headless chickens. Lots of action etc. Cricket is a much slower game, that's why countries in hot climates (India, West Indies, Australia etc.) enjoy it.
Dont they run after they hit the ball and to catch it after the batsman hits or am i mistaken, im probably thinking of baseball i dont know dont they do that in cricket as well.
 

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Did I read somewhere that Kilkenny used to be a cricket stronghold until they discovered hurling?
 

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Dont they run after they hit the ball and to catch it after the batsman hits or am i mistaken, im probably thinking of baseball i dont know dont they do that in cricket as well.
Baseball and cricket are similar in that both use bats and a ball, and hitting and catching the ball, but otherwise not very similar. At all.
 

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Brilliant game.

As for the twats on here who don't like it because they think it is posh and English, tell that to the Aussies, mate :)

[video=youtube;2daNrEEo2DI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2daNrEEo2DI[/video]
 

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Brilliant game.

As for the twats on here who don't like it because they think it is posh and English, tell that to the Aussies, mate :)

[video=youtube;2daNrEEo2DI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2daNrEEo2DI[/video]
I was one of those die hard obsessive fans while Merv Hughes was intimidating opponents. It was fabulous to watch.
 

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I have as much interest in cricket as i do baseball which is zero.
Yet you are posting on a thread about cricket. I always wonder what goes on in the heads of those who post on threads about stuff that they claim they have zero interest in.
 


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