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    Women's game

    Did anyone else watch the women's T20 game today?

    Ending was as devastating as it was brilliant. Great advertisement for the game if you ask me. With the emergence of T20 cricket I would love to see more women's cricket put on before the men's games.

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    The skill level in general though is on about par with a 2nd grade club match. Obviously there are some outstanding players but aside from the close finish it wasn't a particuarly great game imo and thats pretty much the same as every womens game ive seen.

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    exciting game, and the best bit of skill came off the last ball of the game with that great catch by the kiwi keeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    The skill level in general though is on about par with a 2nd grade club match. Obviously there are some outstanding players but aside from the close finish it wasn't a particuarly great game imo and thats pretty much the same as every womens game ive seen.
    I still liked it. It's a very different game from the blokes' game. I think a televised T20 or two each summer would be a nice addition to the cricketing calendar.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    The skill level in general though is on about par with a 2nd grade club match.
    That's a bit harsh. I was at the game and one thing I noticed was that I didn't see a single misfield or dropped catch from either side. They both looked very competent and enthusiastic in the field, something that cannot be said about Pakistan's international team.

    That being said, comparing the Pakis' fielding skills with that of a 2nd grade team is probably giving them a bit too much credit...

    Batting and bowling are obviously not the same as men's matches due to physcial differences, but I would actually be very interested to see a match between a strong women's international team against a 2nd grade team.

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    Bah, I'd like to see the womens game continue to grow. there was a time when it wasn't this good so its really been on an upward slope. As mentioned, their fielding is nothing close to shoddy and will probably compare favourably to some of those players in Pakistan and even India.

    Besides, they are so much prettier to look at

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanJLegend View Post
    That's a bit harsh. I was at the game and one thing I noticed was that I didn't see a single misfield or dropped catch from either side. They both looked very competent and enthusiastic in the field, something that cannot be said about Pakistan's international team.

    That being said, comparing the Pakis' fielding skills with that of a 2nd grade team is probably giving them a bit too much credit...

    Batting and bowling are obviously not the same as men's matches due to physcial differences, but I would actually be very interested to see a match between a strong women's international team against a 2nd grade team.
    Ive mentioned this before but a few years ago I played a 4th grade match at a poor standard and the opposition had a then current England A womens player and she was horrific. Couldn't hit the ball of the square. Some of the female players of my club are reasonable and a number of them play state cricket and they would struggle to make our mens third grade side.

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    I don't really get why it matters that the women's players couldn't beat men's players. They're playing other women. I enjoy watching club cricket matches, sometimes they can be pretty exciting, and they can't beat the international players either.

    Personally, I think having the T20 curtain-raisers is a good idea, and T20 is definitely the way forward for the women's game. The only problem is that if you want to watch the women you sometimes can't get a ticket because the men's match is sold out. I would have liked to watch the T20 world cup final last summer, for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    The skill level in general though is on about par with a 2nd grade club match. Obviously there are some outstanding players but aside from the close finish it wasn't a particuarly great game imo and thats pretty much the same as every womens game ive seen.
    I wouldn't have rated it that high even.

    I agree that it wasn't that great a game but it is the closest finish of the summer.

    I think that they should play a 2-3 double headers next season that can be televised before mens games. Im sure there are girls out there who would certainly be encouraged to play if they started seeing womens matches on TV.

    Thought the female commentator was pretty solid too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by four_or_six View Post
    I don't really get why it matters that the women's players couldn't beat men's players. They're playing other women. I enjoy watching club cricket matches, sometimes they can be pretty exciting, and they can't beat the international players either.

    Personally, I think having the T20 curtain-raisers is a good idea, and T20 is definitely the way forward for the women's game. The only problem is that if you want to watch the women you sometimes can't get a ticket because the men's match is sold out. I would have liked to watch the T20 world cup final last summer, for example.
    It doesn't matter, what matters is that the quality just isnt there, a close game doesnt always mean a good game. The reason people go to watch international cricket is because the quality is good, the players are skillful and are the best at what they do. You dont see thousands turn up to watch Randwick vs Sydney Uni third game because quite frankly they just arent that good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    It doesn't matter, what matters is that the quality just isnt there, a close game doesnt always mean a good game. The reason people go to watch international cricket is because the quality is good, the players are skillful and are the best at what they do. You dont see thousands turn up to watch Randwick vs Sydney Uni third game because quite frankly they just arent that good.
    It doesn't stop people from watching women's tennis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    It doesn't stop people from watching women's tennis.
    It does for me.

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    Personally speaking, I watch far more women's tennis than men's tennis :s

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    It doesn't stop people from watching women's tennis.
    Yeah, but the chicks are hotter there!
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    The fact that women's sport is publicised in any way is fairly ludicrous tbh. Like having a special Pulitzer Prize for illiterates.

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