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anyone wanna give me a 101 ?

anthony, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

let your conscience be your guide.

jess, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Um, what do you want to know? It's not the simplest of games.

Richard Tunnicliffe, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

What's a 101? I got an e-mail the other day about playing cricket next season. It's nearly October for chrissakes. It's like Christmas cards going on sale in August.

Jonnie, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

A beginners tutorial , I know it is a complex game but it looks like it may be fun to watch .

anthony, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Googly or Flipper? Short leg or silly point? Swing or seam? Third Man or fly-slip?(Sounds like your scene, Anthony)

Yep, it's complicated.

Dr. C, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

One team bats and one bowls. Each team does each discipline twice during the course of a match and a game can last 5 days without a winner being decided.(is that a bit simplistic?Sorry if so) It's fantastic to watch, so many nuances, especially when the spinners come on in the mid-afternoon.

Jonnie, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Each team has 11 players, usually consisting of 4-5 bowlers, 5-6 batsman and a witcketkeeper. In a test match each team has two innings (i.e two turns to bat)...At any one time the batting team will have two batsmen at the crease (the browny/yellow strip), the aim is for the bowling team to get out ten batsmen, there will always be one player not out at the end of the inning (unless it is declared)...A player can be out bowled (the ball hits the wicket behind the batsman), lbw where the umpire makes the decision that the bowl pitched in line with the stumps and was going to hit and the batsman was not offering a shot, caught most likely behind the bat by slips or wicketkeeper, and run out where the batsmen are running between the wicket but one does not get back in time and the ball is thrown at the wicket. There are other ways to be out such as handled the ball or hit wicket but these are rare.

There are six balls bowled each over, and there are a variety of different bowling styles such as fast bowling (80-90 mph) and spin bowlin (40-50 mph)...the bowlers aim is both to restrict runs and get wickets. The intracacies of bowling are hard to explain. Runs are scored by running between the wicket, or if the ball goes out of the playing area to the boundary rope it is singles as a 4, if the ball passes the boundary rope whilst in the air it is a 6. Runs are also scored by leg byes, byes, wides and no-balls.

It's probably best to watch cricket to get a good understanding of the game. The best team in the world is Australia. Hope this helps alittle!

jel, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

you really want to know about cricket? wtf?

don't ask me pal, i'm english.

gareth, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

A match wil either be won by a number of wickets or runs, or drawn. There are also one day matches where each team bats for 50 overs...so one team could make 239-7 and the other team makes 240-5, meaning they have won by 5 wickets.

jel, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

that confused me on a deeper level. is there one of those neat books ?

anthony, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

I'm not sure about books but cricinfo have a few explanations online.

Richard Tunnicliffe, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

I've got a great book about wrist spin bowling.

Jonnie, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Notes on terminology:-
batsman, not batter
bowler, not pitcher
wicket keeper (wickie), not catcher
one innings, many innings (never "inning")
leg or "on" side = the side of the field which the batsman's legs are on when batting.
off side = the side the bat is on, not the legs.
Hence off-spin and leg-spin (also off-break and leg-break), which bounce on the respective side of the batsman. Also some of the names of the fielders use this convention, square leg, long off, silly mid- on, etc
Swing = when fast bowler spins the ball hard and it moves in the air. This is due to the seam of the ball which can act as a rudder. It also why fast bowlers polish only one side of the ball against their trousers in the penis area before every ball. It is illegal to deliberately roughen the other side or covertly raise the seam with a pin for extra swing.
Duck = out for no runs.
Golden Duck = out for no runs first ball
Over = 6 balls. At the end of each over the whole field changes ends and another bowler must bowl from the other end. (NB everyone also swaps sides so that the leg-side fielders remain on the leg side)

That'll do for now.

Sam, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

I got hit on the head with a cricket ball the first time I played it as a nipper. It knocked me out. I DON'T LIKE CRICKET.

Sarah, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

maiden - an over bowled without conceding any runs.

Jonnie, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

really Anthony it's not a game that can be explained that well. Just watch it.

jel, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Especially if you still suffer from insomnia...... zzzzzz.....

Emma, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

No batsmen is ever the same once they've faced Shane Warne's googlies. Also a great game for the tubbier would be sportsmen among us. The standing around to running ratio is firmly in the favour of the idler. Not mention the promise of cakes in the obligatory tea break.

Disco Dave, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

firstly you need an esky full of stubbies, then you go and sit on the hill with all the yobboes, swig for every run, swig for every wide, swig for every no-ball. If this is a test match, repeat for the following five days, if an international one dayer, just switch to bundie and coke for the following 10 hours - eventually it will all make sense.

Geoff, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Sorry to be a bore, but some corrections, Sam.

***Hence off-spin and leg-spin (also off-break and leg-break), which bounce on the respective side of the batsman***.

It doesn't make any difference where they bounce - it's the direction the ball goes AFTER it has bounced which gives rise to the terms off- spin and leg-spin.

**Swing = when fast bowler spins the ball hard and it moves in the air***

The bowler doesn't SPIN it. Instead the seam is placed so that it is pointing to slip (out-swing) or fine-leg (in-swing). The best chance of getting swing is to use the fingers and wrist to keep the seam in that position when it goes thru the air. (It may move off the pitch in the same direction if the seam hits). The bowler can also influence this by the position of the front foot and by sweeping the bowling hand down the correct side of the body AFTER the ball has gone. If the seam wobbles in the air, you've less chance of knowing which way, and how much it will move (both in the air and off the pitch).

Reverse swing is when you go for outswing, but at the last minute the ball darts in towards leg after 'shaping' to go off-side. I've get to see a convincing explanation of HOW it's done, but it's a bastard to play!

Dr. C, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

I think Geoff is onto something because the only convincing explanation I have ever seen for this game is an excuse to get merrily silly.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Dr. C - so is "swing" the art of what us baseball hedz call a "knuckleball", where the ball bobs and weaves around unpredictably due to almost complete LACK of steadying spin?

Tracer Hand, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Not really. The ball does normally spin, but about an axis perpendicular to the seam, which is upright and pointing to the left or right of the batsman. However, the thing that causes the swing isn't the spin, it's the airflow around the slightly off angle seam and the rest of the ball. It works in a way not dissimilar to an aircraft wing.

Richard Tunnicliffe, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

is "swing" (what i would think of as a "curve") a part of every bowl? you make it sound inevitable, rather than a choice made by the bowler.

"which is upright and pointing to the left or right" = ??

Tracer Hand, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Swing is quite hard to do, and depends on a number of variables - pace of bowler, humidity, cloud cover, and all the stuff we've mentioned about grip, body position, front leg position and arm action. Some bowlers are naturally 'swing' bowlers - most, but not all teams have one. Because of the way they naturally bowl they can get swing in most weather conditions. They usually bowl fast-medium, which means 70-80 mph air speed. Over that speed most bowlers don't swing it, but look for movement off the seam. Exceptions are the PAkistanis and Darren Gough and Craig White (England) who can get this mysterious 'reverse swing' which i mentioned earlier.

To get around to the answer, Tracer, most bowlers do not get any appreciable swing - even if they follow the textbook. There seems to be something about swing bowlers actions which is not entirely coachable, whereas most people can get some movement off the pitch (seam-bowlng).

Occasionally even the best swing bowlers findthey can't control the amount of swing and get TOO MUCH movement so that the batsman doesn't need to play the ball.

If you really wnat to get wierd about bowling we can talk about leg- spin, where the top bowlers have several viciousl spinning deliveries which are bowled with slightly different actions. Some spin one way, some the other, some keep low, some go straight on and some are bowled with lots of disguise to look like one of the other deliveries. It's bluff and double-bluff.

Dr. C, Friday, 28 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

You know this made me more confused right ?
is readign about cricket in the dailies as good cause they dont braodcast cricket round my parts ?

anthony, Saturday, 29 September 2001 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

two months pass...
Swing bowling by fast bowlers has been one of the most consistent tools used by Australia to become and remain the most successful cricketing nation of the world.

It is an almost magical combination of the use of rare skill and athleticism, aerodynamics, and exploiting natural phenomena.

It requires humidity to create a more dense air mass, and for the ball to be buffed to a shine ON ONE SIDE OF THE SEAM ONLY.

When the ball is bowled with the upright seam and the extra spin along the axis through the seam imparted by the bowler's index and middle fingers along it, with a smooth,shiny ball face one side and an unrestored mucky one that creates more friction, for the same reasons planes fly, the ball swings to one side in the thicker air.

It usually also dips sharply, sometimes VERY sharply, and the extra energy this generates gives it tremendous bounce off the pitch, while the combination of the seam hitting the pitch, at an angle created by the bowler, affected by the other forces such as rate of spin, can make that bounce extremely variable in height and direction.

The bowler's action, and precise preparation of one side of the ball, without tampering, and the required air density, are the keys, and it's awesome to watch!

Glen McGrath, Brett Lee and Jason Gillespie are the best exponents of the art.

Cricket - Ballet and War, with Bats and Balls! ...lol

Greetings fellow posters. Nice to see so many erudite, informed individuals.

The US also has hundreds of cricket teams, and must surely be on the verge of entering a team in even a one-day match? That would be great.

Today in OZ I predict the Aussie batsmen will be smashing the world record for a final innings to defeat New Zealand...their form says they'll do it, but either way it will be FUN!!!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing an interest in cricket.

Brett Fielding, Monday, 3 December 2001 01:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

one year passes...
I'm really enjoying England vs Zimbabwe - it's really calming to watch. I watched the highlights last night and it was rubbish - the game isn't meant to be action packed. I have some Scrumpy Jack in the fridge.

Cozen (Cozen), Saturday, 24 May 2003 14:52 (twenty-one years ago) link

zimbawe aren't that good so any excitement is taken out. but cricket is always good.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Saturday, 24 May 2003 14:55 (twenty-one years ago) link

My cousin wasn't picked, so I'm in a strop (James Kirtley of Sussex, FWIW).

Mark C (Mark C), Saturday, 24 May 2003 16:04 (twenty-one years ago) link

you can't argue with the bowling selection after today's performance though Mark, surely? 19 wickets in a day? amazing stuff.

chris (chris), Saturday, 24 May 2003 19:50 (twenty-one years ago) link

The guy I feel most sorry for is Paul Collingwood - he played a million one-dayers over the winter, was arguably England's most consistent batsman in the World Cup, would have been a shoo-in for a test debut against the 'mighty' Zim snd then gets injured and watches a journeyman Yorkshireman steal his glory and nab his place for the summer. He probably won't get into the side until we face the "big boys" again. The Peter Willey of his generation (except miles better).

darren (darren), Sunday, 25 May 2003 12:35 (twenty-one years ago) link

You can argue with the bowling selection when a part-time medium pacer batsman gets the most wickets in an innings...

No, I'm not complaining. But the conditions would have been perfect for him on the first couple of days. It's a shame, he's almost 29 and for reasons of family pride I want him to get a decent stab at it.

Mark C (Mark C), Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:23 (twenty-one years ago) link

Have I told you about being at school with later England regular opener and one-time World Cricketer Of The Year, Chris Broad? I can honestly say that I got the ball past his bat many, many times. He couldn't handle the pace or the spin I put on the ball.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:28 (twenty-one years ago) link

Except that was only true when I was thrashing him in the school table tennis semi-final. I wasn't good enough at cricket to even play against him.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 25 May 2003 15:28 (twenty-one years ago) link

I love cricket. I would hate summer completely without it. And did anyone else notice that Zimbabwe guy making rude signs to people on Friday afternoon?

jel -- (jel), Sunday, 25 May 2003 16:40 (twenty-one years ago) link

I was visiting friends in Australia during the recent world cup, and had nothing better to do than to learn the rule of cricket and watch. It wasn't so bad, I guess.

of course, the cute new zealand bowler made watching like 10 hours of cricket so much more interesting:
http://www.rediff.com/cricket/2002/sep/23vet.jpg

phil-two (phil-two), Monday, 26 May 2003 16:59 (twenty-one years ago) link

three years pass...
oh, Nottinghamshirepaws.

Space Gourmand (Haberdager), Friday, 22 September 2006 15:23 (seventeen years ago) link

Oh good, Sussex won the County Championship, well done!

Am I Re-elected Yet? (Dada), Friday, 22 September 2006 15:31 (seventeen years ago) link

Indeed, but after Durham failed to get maximum bonus bowling points in Yorkshire's first innings, Notts would only get relegated if the following happened:

1) Notts failed to get more than ONE bonus point from their game
2) Yorkshire and Durham drew
3) Durham got maximum batting points.

Astonishingly, 1) and 3) have already come true, and 2) looks to be very much on the cards barring an absolute mare for Durham tomorrow.

Notts would have got the 2 bonus points by taking 7 or more Sussex wickets inside 130 overs, an occurrence which happens in almost every single Championship game. With an abysmal bowling display, they took just 6, accruing one point.

Notts would then have got the 1 further point they needed by scoring only 200 runs in their own first innings. Sussex had scored 550-odd for 6, so the pitch would seem to have been ideally suited to this.

They crumbled from 130-2 to 165 all out.

One of the biggest chokes in recent British sporting history?

(P.S. I'm a Worcs fan)

Space Gourmand (Haberdager), Friday, 22 September 2006 15:37 (seventeen years ago) link

one year passes...

anyone following the test in hamilton?

whatever, Saturday, 8 March 2008 22:36 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah, thought so.

whatever, Saturday, 8 March 2008 23:11 (sixteen years ago) link

me, but its a bit of a foregone conclusion now innit

Herman G. Neuname, Saturday, 8 March 2008 23:18 (sixteen years ago) link

just looked at the scorecard at lunch. 36/4 from 18 overs. the scores of cook and vaughan total 22 runs from 33 balls, which means the rest of the sorry crew have made 12 runs from just under 13 overs. A run an over???

fraser's comments are spot on: england would never have declared as vettori did. they'd have waited until about 3 balls before tea, just in case mccullum hit 50 sixes in a row.

whatever, Sunday, 9 March 2008 00:02 (sixteen years ago) link

Do colly and bell have the bottle to survive? Better in this situation than KP and co but that doesn't mean anything.

Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 9 March 2008 00:09 (sixteen years ago) link

they'll survive for the best part of an hour or so, in the english way. i'd be very surprised if the match goes into the final session, once the spinners get into their ribs and there are 4 or 5 around the bat.

funny how these things cycle. england outclassed at rugby today, being outclassed at cricket in a country where they probably expected to win, and going through transition in football. contrast to a few years ago: rugby world cup holders, ashes winners, rooney breaking into the england team...

whatever, Sunday, 9 March 2008 00:12 (sixteen years ago) link

Well, as a scotsman I enjoyed the rugby at least :) The cricket was sadly more predictable.

Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 9 March 2008 00:20 (sixteen years ago) link

As a working class Englishman living oop North I enjoyed the rugby.

Noodle Vague, Sunday, 9 March 2008 00:21 (sixteen years ago) link

You enjoy England getting beat at anything, Jim.

Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 9 March 2008 00:23 (sixteen years ago) link

Shakib is a massive cunt, is something already well-known in the game

imago, Monday, 6 November 2023 11:39 (eight months ago) link

This is a bit of a thriller.

Afghanistan set 291, reduced the Aussies to 91/7; Maxwell has survived a reviewed lbw and has now made 142 off 99 balls. He's cramped up to such a degree he can't run. 60 off 60 required.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 7 November 2023 16:15 (eight months ago) link

Is it still a thriller if you know exactly what will happen

not anti-Skibidi Toilet per se (Bananaman Begins), Tuesday, 7 November 2023 16:23 (eight months ago) link

Do you? Tell us.

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 7 November 2023 16:27 (eight months ago) link

You knew as well, everyone knew lol

not anti-Skibidi Toilet per se (Bananaman Begins), Tuesday, 7 November 2023 16:52 (eight months ago) link

Yeah everybody knew Maxwell would hit a double century despite barely being able to walk.

The First Time Ever I Saw Gervais (Tom D.), Tuesday, 7 November 2023 16:59 (eight months ago) link

I may have been suckered into the "guy can't walk, can't *move*" chat on the radio, like every time Djokovic calls the trainer two sets down and I get my hopes up.
A 202-run 8th-wkt ODI partnership in which the fitter player contributes 12. Bit mad.

xp

Michael Jones, Tuesday, 7 November 2023 17:02 (eight months ago) link

we need to disestablish australia

imago, Tuesday, 7 November 2023 17:14 (eight months ago) link

Nice story about the game in Afghanistan

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-67306043

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 9 November 2023 21:44 (eight months ago) link

Watching some sad Indian faces. Shame it's not Pakistan inflicting the pain

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 19 November 2023 15:14 (seven months ago) link

we need to disestablish australia

― imago, Tuesday, 7 November 2023 17:14 (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

imago, Sunday, 19 November 2023 15:57 (seven months ago) link

tbf quite funny this happened at the modi stadium tho

imago, Sunday, 19 November 2023 15:57 (seven months ago) link

Yes, rare that I would support Australia over India but...

This was supposed to be India's day in front of an enormous home crowd with their prime minister Narendra Modi, who this stadium is named after, up in the stands.

The First Time Ever I Saw Gervais (Tom D.), Sunday, 19 November 2023 19:41 (seven months ago) link

Narendramodiazo

The narrative of arthur gordon pimp of nantucket (Bananaman Begins), Sunday, 19 November 2023 20:38 (seven months ago) link

lol india

cocaine bear say hi to me (King Boy Pato), Monday, 20 November 2023 10:07 (seven months ago) link

ruining this for Modi is *chef's kissy gingers*

cocaine bear say hi to me (King Boy Pato), Monday, 20 November 2023 10:09 (seven months ago) link

(fingers)

cocaine bear say hi to me (King Boy Pato), Monday, 20 November 2023 10:09 (seven months ago) link

The last time a racist autocrat got shown up at an international sporting event he invaded Poland so don’t celebrate too quickly

G. D’Arcy Cheesewright (silby), Monday, 20 November 2023 16:43 (seven months ago) link

Modi may content himself with extinguishing the 50 over format through the BCCI

The narrative of arthur gordon pimp of nantucket (Bananaman Begins), Monday, 20 November 2023 18:16 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

India just contrived to lose their last 6 wickets for 0 runs in 11 balls

Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Wednesday, 3 January 2024 14:00 (six months ago) link

20 wickets in the day so far

Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Wednesday, 3 January 2024 14:00 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

WDYBL

Hey @englandcricket,

We have heard you need a spinner to keep Yashavi Jaiswal quiet.

Let me introduce you to Louis Jagger.

DM for more info.

Regards,
OCs pic.twitter.com/5vmII9xAte

— Old Colfeians CC (@OldColfeiansCC) January 25, 2024

imago, Thursday, 25 January 2024 11:01 (five months ago) link

Shamar fucking Joseph :)

imago, Sunday, 28 January 2024 07:29 (five months ago) link

That was pretty awesome

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 28 January 2024 08:25 (five months ago) link

In other news, Eng are gonna win

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 28 January 2024 09:55 (five months ago) link

India got a partnership going. 70 runs or 3 wkts

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 28 January 2024 11:19 (five months ago) link

Wicket. They need 54 from the last two wickets.

Bulky Pee Pants (Tom D.), Sunday, 28 January 2024 11:26 (five months ago) link

Hartley has taken 5.

Bulky Pee Pants (Tom D.), Sunday, 28 January 2024 11:26 (five months ago) link

6. 1 left

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 28 January 2024 11:39 (five months ago) link

30 to win.

Bulky Pee Pants (Tom D.), Sunday, 28 January 2024 11:59 (five months ago) link

Seems to be the day for 7 wicket hauls!

Bulky Pee Pants (Tom D.), Sunday, 28 January 2024 12:01 (five months ago) link

Done it. By 29 runs

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 28 January 2024 12:02 (five months ago) link

Test cricket, emerging from the morass yet again

imago, Sunday, 28 January 2024 12:29 (five months ago) link

Great as that was, honestly, find highlights of Joseph earlier, that was utterly sensational

Pope the point of difference in this game obv, an innings from another planet

imago, Sunday, 28 January 2024 12:30 (five months ago) link

two extraordinary results. shamar joseph - woke up early this morning and was following the obo and catching clips on twitter and it was delightful and electrifying. and the ongoing mysterious ability of england to pull out second innings victories that look impossible in the first is… well it’s baffling how many times they’ve managed it tbh. what’s the factor at the margin that allows for it. not unreasonable to say stokes but that underdetermines it surely.

Fizzles, Sunday, 28 January 2024 15:49 (five months ago) link

its all in the mindset installed in them by coach and captain. Such a huge difference between that and the England we all grew up with.

Toshirō Nofune (The Seventh ILXorai), Sunday, 28 January 2024 15:54 (five months ago) link

this from the guardian report is interesting:

Stokes typically made his own telling contribution on the day, with a jaw-dropping direct hit on the dive to run out the dangerous Ravindra Jadeja from wide mid-on and leave his fellow all-rounder hobbling off with a hamstring tweak. But perhaps his biggest impact was the husbandry of Hartley, incredibly the third spinner under his watch after Will Jacks and Rehan Ahmed last winter to start his Test career with a five-wicket haul.


maybe the overriding factor is that stokes is an extremely good captain with an excellent relationship with a v good coach.

Fizzles, Sunday, 28 January 2024 16:06 (five months ago) link

i wonder how long mccullum will be around

Toshirō Nofune (The Seventh ILXorai), Sunday, 28 January 2024 16:09 (five months ago) link

two weeks pass...

cunt team managed by cunts plays like cunts idk maybe i'm missing something

wang mang band (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 17 February 2024 07:25 (four months ago) link

Somebody just tried to explain cricket to me and they pulled this insane graphic up. There's no way this is real. Be serious. pic.twitter.com/xEAxdFfbV1

— Hispanic Shaun King (@okimstillhungry) February 15, 2024

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 17 February 2024 08:01 (four months ago) link

Me sowing: Haha fuck yeah!!! Yes!!

Me reaping: Well this fucking sucks. What the fuck. pic.twitter.com/xKs600BjNp

— DAISY CUTTER (@daisycutterzine) February 17, 2024

lol

ShariVari, Saturday, 17 February 2024 10:21 (four months ago) link

Beautiful

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 17 February 2024 10:58 (four months ago) link

Very funny

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 18 February 2024 10:47 (four months ago) link

Classic England

The British Boy of Film Classification (Tom D.), Sunday, 18 February 2024 11:23 (four months ago) link

well done Ireland, their first victory in Tests!

Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Friday, 1 March 2024 12:35 (four months ago) link

three months pass...

Super over for usa pakistan

nxd, Thursday, 6 June 2024 19:39 (one month ago) link

Boy that was startling to read!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 6 June 2024 20:19 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

I know West Indies are rubbish but that's quite a test debut.

Wee boats wobble but they don't fall down (Tom D.), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 14:35 (four days ago) link

right, three in four balls too. really good slip catching to support.

Fizzles, Thursday, 11 July 2024 12:11 (three days ago) link

right, three in four balls too. really good slip catching to support.

Fizzles, Thursday, 11 July 2024 12:11 (three days ago) link


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