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    Heart Breakers

    Today we lost by one run, and now look certain to miss out on the finals, by just this one loss

    Anyway I thought it would be good to hear about others most heart breaking defeats in the great game
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
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    Ah, your team! I sees, I does!

    Hmm... Exeter CC Sunday XI had more than 1 game like that in the 2003 season - we could quite possibly have won every game bar 1... and in the end we lost 4 out of the 5 close ones and missed promotion.

    We achieved it the following season, and again the one after, and were positively hammered last season being completely out of our depth. I really, really hope I can become a proper bowler next season, and a proper player available all the time, and help us bounce back. Become Jeff's Matthew Hoggard, is my dream, TBH.


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    was on the other side of a heart breaker last season, in our leagues cup. It was the semi final vs a team in a lower division.

    They set us 145 to win in 40 overs. ..we were going nicely along. I was out for 37 with the score about 75-2, looking ok.

    We managed to get to 21 to win with 10 overs left and 7 wickets, and wickets started tumbling a bit.

    but still, the scores were all tied, three overs left, 4 wickets in hand.

    At this stage you are thinking you should be safe. But then our number three batsman got out bowledand then another got out. New batsman comes in, after a few deliveries, the new batsman misses one, The keeper fumbles it and the non-striking batsman calls for the run. THis is it, we all thought!!!!! We are in the final!!!!

    the keeper picks up the ball and throws down the stumps, and up goes the umps finger. Now, the batsman given out, didnt think he was out. He basically told the umpire to eff off.
    The umpire then gave the other team 5 penalty runs.I wanted to throttle the batsman.I was fuming

    Panic stations!!!! 6 to win all of a sudden , and one wicket left. The opposition were well on top here. Only two overs to go. Our number 11 isnt exactly the most responsible batsman either.

    With one over left we needed four to win, one wicket left, the number 11 facing. He actually blocked the first two balls. Third ball, he pulls and it flies to the boundary. Victory!!!!

    How gutted must the opposition have been though!!!1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Ah, your team! I sees, I does!

    Hmm... Exeter CC Sunday XI had more than 1 game like that in the 2003 season - we could quite possibly have won every game bar 1... and in the end we lost 4 out of the 5 close ones and missed promotion.

    We achieved it the following season, and again the one after, and were positively hammered last season being completely out of our depth. I really, really hope I can become a proper bowler next season, and a proper player available all the time, and help us bounce back. Become Jeff's Matthew Hoggard, is my dream, TBH.
    We stayed up last season...
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    Donald and Zulu broke my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jot1 View Post
    Donald and Zulu broke my heart.
    hahaha...brilliant

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    My school cricket team have won 1 game in 3 years.

    Last game of last year, we got bowled out for 98(20 overs) and by the end of their 20 they were 98-9, and won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    We stayed up last season...
    WFT?

    A) How did I miss that and
    B) How TF did we manage that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swervy View Post
    hahaha...brilliant
    Well, if you were and Aussie, yeah, it was...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    WFT?

    A) How did I miss that and
    B) How TF did we manage that?
    Jeff got injured and therefore didn't play on Sundays. Pat took over the captaincy for the last few end-of-season SDL games, against Stokeinteignhead, St James and Shaldon. That resulted in a slightly more aggressive selection policy and much more aggressive captaincy involving short legs, short extra covers and multiple slips. Stoke were beaten, St James folded for 89 and Shaldon went the same way. Final table here.

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    Came runners-up in the leage.Final game of the season and they were in first place and we were in second. Ended up them needing 9 off the last over with 8 wickets in hand...controversial umpiring gave them victory...2 dodgy calls for wides!
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    This season the team I coached got into a huge mess against a team we should have easily beat.

    We fielded and bowled the worst I have ever seen and we needed to chase 164 in 25 overs.

    We were in further trouble chasing until one player smashed 30 off 12 balls.

    Cut a long story short, we needed 2 off the last ball.

    Ball hit straight to mid on. The batsmen take off running and it would have been a close runout chance if he lobbed the ball to the bowler. He didnt, instead he panicked and had a shy at the stumps, missed and the ball went for an over throw. Winners

    I actually felt sorry for the opposition, to lose in such circumstances against a team you had no chance of beating on paper was soul destroying. It would have made their season to have won that game.
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