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    Batsmen - not batters!!!



    To all those on the forum that don't realise there is a difference between cricket and baseball terminology: the two men that hold bats out in the middle are called BATSMEN. I am sick of seeing them referred to as batters, which is a term borrowed from baseball and adopted by people that watch too much ESPN!

    Sure, you might say that certain cricketers and commentators say 'Batters', but that simply means these cricketers, past and present, are also at fault.

    It's like going to the local takeaway shop and asking for chips with tomato sauce on them only to have an American behind the counter asking, "Don't you mean 'French Fries and Ketchup?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Scarlet
    It's like going to the local takeaway shop and asking for chips with tomato sauce on them only to have an American behind the counter asking, "Don't you mean 'French Fries and Ketchup?'
    The American is spot on, tbh.

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    If we're clearing up terminology, I'd like every single Australian cricket fan to realise that Stuart Clark and Michael Clarke do indeed have different last names.
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    Is Jaques pronounced Jack(s), Jake(s) or Jahk(s)?
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    Stephen Fleming is another interesting one. I see too many instances of "Steven" and "Flemming" around.

    Oh, and lets not forget the whole Vaughan/Vaughn thing. Especially Stumped.
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    It's pronounced "Jakes."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS
    Stephen Fleming is another interesting one. I see too many instances of "Steven" and "Flemming" around.

    Oh, and lets not forget the whole Vaughan/Vaughn thing. Especially Stumped.
    All these mistakes you pointed out, I use to make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightprowler10
    Inzamam, not Inzaman, Inzimama.
    It's Aloo.

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    Chris Cairns, Jacques Kallis, and Murili (well pretty much all off the Asian players' names) have all had their names butchered by the Channel 9 commentary team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Scarlet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Scarlet
    Chris Cairns
    How exactly can that name be butchered?

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