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    how do people become PRO in the uk

    with the long cold winters, and the wet summers how does anyone become good. i presume they excel when they leave school

    what do you think

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    Quote Originally Posted by pnesam07 View Post
    with the long cold winters, and the wet summers how does anyone become good. i presume they excel when they leave school

    what do you think

    You obviously haven't seen much of the England cricket team recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    You obviously haven't seen much of the England cricket team recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post

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    Not too sure what the 'z' means but we managed to play on Sunday. It poured down during the innings break but we were only playing a friendly and their bowlers were not quick enough to make the pitch dangerous.

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    The z is simply to avoid :-O from turning into :-o, which de-smiley-s the combination.

    I'm astonished anywhere in the country escaped rain-delays yesterday TBH, given how appalling the weather has been around here the last 4-5 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    The z is simply to avoid :-O from turning into :-o, which de-smiley-s the combination.

    I'm astonished anywhere in the country escaped rain-delays yesterday TBH, given how appalling the weather has been around here the last 4-5 days.
    I've never seen weather as bad as in the last couple of days here.. Almost exciting to be honest.. Felt like one of those Stormchaser guys on the discovery channel..

    I've always been shocked by the lack of cricket culture and the paucity of good facilities for the general public in a country that supposedly invented the sport.. I think the only reason they are any good is a large population and good public schools, where the majority of good cricketers are still drawn from, rightly or wrongly..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    I've always been shocked by the lack of cricket culture and the paucity of good facilities for the general public in a country that supposedly invented the sport.. I think the only reason they are any good is a large population and good public schools, where the majority of good cricketers are still drawn from, rightly or wrongly..
    Where I live and play, I think there is no problem on this front at all, there are a lot of quality cricker clubs in and around liverpool (though there are a few horrible ones to balance that) and uncountable numbers of random village grounds around the Lancashire/Wales/bit in between region. The state of cricket in non public schools is admittedly very poor, but I never had much faith in the school 'cricket' system tbh, schools are for learning, cricket clubs are for playing cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by open365 View Post
    Where I live and play, I think there is no problem on this front at all, there are a lot of quality cricker clubs in and around liverpool (though there are a few horrible ones to balance that) and uncountable numbers of random village grounds around the Lancashire/Wales/bit in between region. The state of cricket in non public schools is admittedly very poor, but I never had much faith in the school 'cricket' system tbh, schools are for learning, cricket clubs are for playing cricket.
    Seconed to that, especially with the school cricket part where i would say only in London & Lancashire has the competition been strong over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by open365 View Post
    Where I live and play, I think there is no problem on this front at all, there are a lot of quality cricker clubs in and around liverpool (though there are a few horrible ones to balance that) and uncountable numbers of random village grounds around the Lancashire/Wales/bit in between region. The state of cricket in non public schools is admittedly very poor, but I never had much faith in the school 'cricket' system tbh, schools are for learning, cricket clubs are for playing cricket.
    Aye, indeed. Good-quality cricket in schools is useful, especially for getting kids into the game ITFP (usually at a very young age of course), but in the end you need a good local club to make much progress in this country and almost always have, at least since about 1950.

    Getting kids interested in the game usually means they join a club, and once they're involved in a club in a good youth system, as long as they maintain the interest they'll probably play for the rest of their days.

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