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    Cricket invented in Belgium....

    BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Cricket 'was invented in Belgium'



    There goes a large chunk of English sporting heritage. Trust it to be an Australian too...
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    Meh. The game was still popularised in Britain, even if the name may not have been created there. Doesn't really matter IMO - people were playing "throw and hit the ball" since caaaaaaaaaaavvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeemmmmmmmmmmmmmaaaaa aaannnnnnnnnn days UIMM.

    The fact remains that it was Britain where the game went from rudimentary to organised, and that's what counts.
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    They gave the world chips too. If we find out Churchill grew up in Bruge and dropped a "van" from his surname that's about it for English culture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    They gave the world chips too. If we find out Churchill grew up in Bruge and dropped a "van" from his surname that's about it for English culture.
    Yeah he'd more likely be Flemish than French, Churchill
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    Special bite:

    There was no place called Belgium in the 1500's, insteadc is was referred to as the Southern Netherlands. The region the article talks about is actually the border region between present day Belgium and The Netherlands; I was born there.

    This basically makes me the direct descendant of the inventors of cricket.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Steulen View Post
    Special bite:

    There was no palce called Belgium in the 1500's, insteadc is was referred to as the Southern Netherlands. The region the article talks about is actually the border region between present day Belgium and The Netherlands; I was born there.

    This basically makes me the direct descendant of the inventors of cricket.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post
    And just like England you boys really went on with it!
    Oi, we did beat Australia once. 1950something it was. And RTD got Ponting c&b in the last WC. Good enough for me.

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    Every Belgian I have met treats me like I'm a long lost cousin, I love their beer, cycling, and now cricket, this is all perfect for me.

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    The English never invented anything. Ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Meh. The game was still popularised in Britain, even if the name may not have been created there. Doesn't really matter IMO - people were playing "throw and hit the ball" since caaaaaaaaaaavvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeemmmmmmmmmmmmmaaaaa aaannnnnnnnnn days UIMM.

    The fact remains that it was Britain where the game went from rudimentary to organised, and that's what counts.
    Then why are you so **** at it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Then why are you so **** at it?
    Cue serious reply which sucks the fun out of proceedings.

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    so where are their hard hitting allrounders and mystery leg-spinners?

    Invented one-day, forgotten the next.

    too busy eating chocolate, counting the profits from fat-cat polititians and scanning the horizon for Germans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trumpers_Ghost View Post
    so where are their hard hitting allrounders and mystery leg-spinners?

    Invented one-day, forgotten the next.

    too busy eating chocolate, counting the profits from fat-cat polititians and scanning the horizon for Germans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    The English never invented anything. Ever.
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