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    Things you used to get in old-time cricket ...

    ... and don't anymore.

    I'd better specify what I mean by that: I'm not talking about curved bats, underarm bowling, gentlemen playing in three-cornered hats, or members of the gentry putting 100 guineas on their team to win. I meant more stuff which (some of) you might remember from 20-30 years ago, to whit:

    Unhelmeted close-in fielders
    Umpires in big coats
    Domestic competitions sponsored by cigarette companies
    Counties playing at six or seven different venues in a season
    Limited-overs games played in whites (and ODIs referred to as 'one day Tests' by commentators)

    Please feel free to add your own.
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    Well we had ODIs in whites in the late 90s/early 00s. Guess it isn't that old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shri View Post
    Well we had ODIs in whites in the late 90s/early 00s. Guess it isn't that old.
    True - not over 55/60 overs though. The 50 overs limit was so obvious, it makes you wonder why it took so long to be universally adopted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumpski View Post
    True - not over 55/60 overs though. The 50 overs limit was so obvious, it makes you wonder why it took so long to be universally adopted.
    Can fully imagine someone saying that about 20 over matches in CW circa 2032.

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    Batsmen that were better than Tendulkar.

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    (Clean skin bats that is. I assume pink grips were not used back in the old days. Burgey to confirm/deny)

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    Yorkshire winning the Championship most years
    Test players playing in domestic First Class matches
    Plenty of players more than 40 years of age
    Plenty of players with 40 inch waist measurements
    Captains enforcing the follow on
    Appeals that were polite enquiries

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    Overseas players staying for several seasons, rather than two weeks
    Universities fielding some decent (i.e. future England) players
    Declaration bowling on the third (and final) day (I didn't say it was all good)
    BBC2 showing an entire John Player League game on Sunday afternoon
    Touring teams playing against counties

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
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