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    Cricketing lexicon

    ansari, noun

    Something which is useful for a completely different task to that which it is currently being employed.

    "You can't use a hammer on screw thread bolt, come on. That's a complete ansari."

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    to faf, verb

    To be punished for something that everyone does.

    "Look, I'm no saint, but a £5,000 fine for using a live stream? I'm getting totally faffed over here."

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    australian selection, noun, idiom

    An example of failure to complete the most basic part of one's job

    "The Democratic Party's failure to remain in office ahead of Trump is considered by some political writers an australian selection."
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    The lack of Gambhir in OP has left me feeling very Gambhir indeed...
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    In the end, I think it's so utterly, incomprehensibly boring. There is so much context behind each innings of cricket that dissecting statistics into these small samples is just worthless. No-one has ever been faced with the same situation in which they come out to bat as someone else. Ever.
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    I know it's an obvious one, but I've seen a fair few cases of people using 'Bell' as a verb to mean fail under pressure, for example "I was getting top marks in all the mock exams, but when the real thing came around I just Belled it"

    I eagerly await the day when we of CricketWeb uniformly speak a language reminiscent of english, but with every adjective, verb and noun replaced by a cricketer's name
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    To review ones situation is to "Watson it"......."I really can't go on like this, I need to take stock and Watson what is important to me"
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    We've had a lot of collapses in the last couple of years, I think in our last 15 games we've had 14 collapses or something like that.

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    Downhill skiing, otherwise known as the Steve "The Myth" Smith...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adders View Post
    To review ones situation is to "Watson it"......."I really can't go on like this, I need to take stock and Watson what is important to me"
    Anyone else listening to Chris Rogers talk about reviews with Watson today on the radio?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Anyone else listening to Chris Rogers talk about reviews with Watson today on the radio?
    I heard Katich mention one time when he was given lbw and watto told him not to review it (the irony)

    turned out it was not out
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJediBrah View Post
    I heard Katich mention one time when he was given lbw and watto told him not to review it (the irony)

    turned out it was not out
    Before that, Rogers talked about how there was the infamous one, where KP was in the background daring Watson to review it. Watson went up and said he was plumb, but Rogers thought that he got hit outside the line so convinced him to review it. He was plumb. So the ABC boys were hanging it on Rogers.

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    Vaughan verb to curdle and become unpalatably bitter immediately after a sell - by date.

    I think you'll have to have your coffee black. The milk's vaughaned. There's no way you'll be able to stomach it

    Healy noun a small and foul smelling lump of marsupial excreta. fig. nonsense, claptrap

    "There's no chance Ranatunga is half the batsman Thorpe was. You're talking complete healy."
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Before that, Rogers talked about how there was the infamous one, where KP was in the background daring Watson to review it. Watson went up and said he was plumb, but Rogers thought that he got hit outside the line so convinced him to review it. He was plumb. So the ABC boys were hanging it on Rogers.
    Need more context. I can see Pietersen laughing in the background but I can't place them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    Need more context. I can see Pietersen laughing in the background but I can't place them.
    That was at Lord's in 2013 aka the worst team innings of all time

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    Voge: (verb) to deceive or deliberately cause (someone) to believe something that is not true, especially for personal gain

    Lara: (verb) to pull off or achieve an incredulous feat

    Flintoffed: (adj) Affected by alcohol to the extent of losing control of one's faculties or behaviour.

    "I was so f**king Flintoffed man, I thought I could pull a Lara but totally Voged it with that last jump. What a f**king Pollard."

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    Quote Originally Posted by TestMatch View Post

    "I was so f**king Flintoffed man, I thought I could pull a Lara but totally Voged it with that last jump. What a f**king Pollard."
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    hick, verb

    To perform significantly below an expected level
    "The company thought their latest product line would relieve their financial struggles, but it hicked."

    See also ramprakash

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    herath noun

    The undisputed leader of a particular subject or field

    "During the 1930s, Albert Einstein was the herath of theoretical physics"

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    smith verb

    To improve significantly and unexpectedly

    "I feared that my father's illness might be terminal, but thankfully his condition smithed"

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