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    International Captain cover drive man's Avatar
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    How did you get into cricket?

    2005 ashes for me.
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    1989 Windies Tour on Sky....

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    Going to watch my Dad since before I can remember, then being taken along to play juniors with my brother when I was old enough.

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    Oh yeah, and the whole Atherton - dirt in pocket year really got me into the watching internationals thing. Basically anything with Atherton did, I had posters of him on my walls and everything.

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    Lots of stuff. It was a gradual decline from thinking cricket was boring to staying up all night to watch tests being played in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Lots of stuff. It was a gradual decline from thinking cricket was boring to staying up all night to watch tests being played in Australia.
    It was in the family, Dad, sister and brother played it. VB series 01/02 got me into international cricket.
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    As a wee babe-in-arms on my parents and grandparents knees. The 1988/89 Windies tour is the first one I can remember in detail.
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    1999 World Cup for me, then the resulting (disastrous) series against New Zealand. Can't say I was properly hooked until the West Indies series of 2000 though.

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    Used to go to watch Dad play back in 1988 and 1989, and always loved having a swing of the bat myself (obviously a mini toy bat with a tennis-ball rather than actually on the same field as Dad). First international cricket I remember was the 1991/92 World Cup and the subsequent home Test series against the same team England lost to in the final - Pakistan. Drifted in and out of notice (I only ever remember summers until 1998/99, and my memories grow gradually stronger as the years go on; remember nothing of the 1993 Ashes and lots of the 1997 one) until 1998, when the superlative series against South Africa which England won finally hooked me for good. Have followed England religiously since then, and the 1999 World Cup and following years made me notice that other teams existed when they weren't touring England as well. Since 2000/01 I've followed the goings-on around the cricket World.
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    1992 World Cup obviously.
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    I was 8 and watched the under arm bowl game. And watched Bruce Edgar score a century and requested to play cricket immediately afterwards. Luckily NZ had a good team at the time so they were fun to watch in the following years.

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    My Dad was a football coach and I got fed -up and wanted to do something of my own. At about 13, a friend played cricket (one of only 2 boys that did in a year group including 125 boys) and I speculatively went to a net (never having played cricket in my life, apart from once or twice in the backyard). From the first net it went pretty well (through the fog of time I inaccurately recall nothing but holding the ball with 3 fingers and everyball either hitting the side netting or bowling someone )
    Got hooked immediately I knew that I could do something interesting with the ball. I dont know what this says about me but I honestly dont think Id have had much interest if I was not drawn in by the fact I was ok from the beginning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cover drive man View Post
    2005 ashes for me.
    You like Cricket?


    As for me, I don't remember not liking Cricket. I used to watch matches from the age of 5 or so and would go outside and play all the time with either friends, dad or by myself.

    The sport just appealed to me.

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