Page 14 of 27 FirstFirst ... 4121314151624 ... LastLast
Results 196 to 210 of 404

Thread: **Official** Semis and Final Thread

  1. #196
    Englishman BoyBrumby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Locked up inside my opium den, surrounded by some Chinamen
    Posts
    44,955
    Really hope Jenny has a brother called Thomas.

    Best name.
    Cricket Web's 2013/14 Premier League Tipping Champion

    - As featured in The Independent.

    "The committee discussed the issue of illegal bowling actions, and believed that there are a number of bowlers currently employing suspect actions in international cricket, and that the ICC's reporting and testing procedures are not adequately scrutinising these bowlers."
    - Even the ICC's own official press release thinks things must change

  2. #197
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Uppercut's Avatar
    Tournaments Won: 1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    .
    Posts
    23,481
    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    The thing about attacking cricket that excites me in general is that it plays to the whole risk vs. reward thing - high risk, high reward. That's what makes it entertaining. But when you have to strike at 120 simply to be doing your job, that equation is so horribly skewed that it just loses all meaning for me. I can't appreciate someone hitting three sixes in a row as an amazing application of skill in T20s, I just see someone hitting three sixes in a row. Frankly, I find the vast majority of T20s boring as bat**** nowadays. Like, they're good for two hours of mindless entertainment but then they just vanish from my memory.

    Someone hit 70 off 40. Whoop-de-****ing-do. And the simple fact that I would react like that to someone hitting 70 off 40 is the reason that I simply can't take T20s seriously.
    There's just as much risk/reward, it's just a different equation. The best strategy isn't to try to hit every ball for six.

    If you were assessing T20 in itself instead of comparing it to tests/ODIs, none of these criticisms would make the slightest bit of sense. It's fine to not like T20s but I can see why Scaly gets wound up by some of the rationalisations for it that people pull out of their holes.

    At the minute I just struggle to put up with the coverage of it. It's painfully cheesy. I'm definitely not up for voluntarily listening to David Lloyd shouting wallop.
    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

  3. #198
    Cricket Web Staff Member Burgey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The Castle
    Posts
    41,263
    That's a great catch by Alex Blackwell.
    WWCC - Loyaulte Mi Lie
    "People make me happy.. not places.. people"

    "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." - Samuel Johnson

    "Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself" - Tony Benn

  4. #199
    Englishman BoyBrumby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Locked up inside my opium den, surrounded by some Chinamen
    Posts
    44,955
    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    That's a great catch by Alex Blackwell.
    She does sting tho.

    /sexistarsehole


  5. #200
    Cricket Web Staff Member Burgey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The Castle
    Posts
    41,263
    It's an odd tournament that plays the curtain raiser on finals day after the main event.

  6. #201
    Global Moderator Prince EWS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Moving to Somalia
    Posts
    43,405
    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    It's an odd tournament that plays the curtain raiser on finals day after the main event.
    Bit like when Wentworthville used to play at Parramatta Stadium before the Eels game.
    ~ Cribbage

    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by simonlee48 View Post
    Sanga has done well but Murali has done better. In my opinion, Murali is simply the best off spinner in history of cricket and I can't make that kind of statement for Sanga.
    Sanga isn't the best off spinner in the history of cricket? News to me.

  7. #202
    Global Moderator Prince EWS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Moving to Somalia
    Posts
    43,405
    Gun shot.


    Someone had to etc etc.

  8. #203
    Englishman BoyBrumby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Locked up inside my opium den, surrounded by some Chinamen
    Posts
    44,955
    Was about to compliment our Danni on her straight drive, but she just followed it up with a rank slog to make a liar of me.

    Ooo, Dorothy from Jenny. 'Mon ladies, we can do this.

    EDIT: ****. Jinx duly applied. Why do I even bother...

  9. #204
    Cricket Web Staff Member stumpski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Medway valley
    Posts
    5,728
    Good time to get a no-ball - 11 wanted off four balls ...

  10. #205
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Uppercut's Avatar
    Tournaments Won: 1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    .
    Posts
    23,481
    258 knockout ODIs and the team batting first has won exactly half. Cram your clichés about runs on the board, Chappell.

  11. #206
    Cricket Web Staff Member Burgey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The Castle
    Posts
    41,263
    Regulation result for a final between the two superior cricketing nations.

  12. #207
    Cricket Web Staff Member Burgey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The Castle
    Posts
    41,263
    As for the next match, it's really going to be decided in the first few overs of the Windies innings isn't it? Between Gayle and that annoying fuzzy haired ****er every kid in my son's under 11s team tries to emulate and can't hit the pitch.

  13. #208
    Cricket Web Staff Member stumpski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Medway valley
    Posts
    5,728
    Well Pollard can change a game in 20 balls as well, but yes - Gayle vs Malinga is a key battle. Just hope the weather holds up really, it's looking a bit threatening.

  14. #209
    Virat Kohli (c) Jono's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    54,613
    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    that annoying fuzzy haired ****er every kid in my son's under 11s team tries to emulate and can't hit the pitch.
    Lol

  15. #210
    Cricketer Of The Year Cabinet96's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    9,322
    Would love it if Kulu rips through Gayle again
    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

Page 14 of 27 FirstFirst ... 4121314151624 ... LastLast


Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. *Official* Semis and Final Thread
    By Neil Pickup in forum World Cup 2003
    Replies: 103
    Last Post: 23-03-2003, 06:36 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •