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    Give them all a medal

    Australia receive medals for 1987 Cricket World Cup win over England - BBC Sport

    Does this mean I can give Mike Gatting an equally deserved slap for his reverse sweep?

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    You've chosen a very large target there

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    That reverse sweep is the most undeserved slating of a shot in cricket history, and probably put our one-day game back until very recently. 30 years of no innovation, because someone played a shot badly that normally he played brilliantly well, and we should have still won after if the rest of them hadn't choked like dogs. ridiculous run-out going for a third got rid of a set Athey, terrible shots from Downton and particularly Lamb (worse than Gattings for me), another silly run out from Embers. Even at the end, we had to get 20 off 13, which was harder back then but still doable.

    Anyway, probably the 20th time I've defended that shot on this site, it wasn't good but it's really quite amazing how he gets the lone blame.
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    Gatt just froze in awe at the greatness of the bowler.


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    It was a diabolical shot. Innovation wasn't needed. He just needed to milk the innocuous bowling and we could have won.

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    Pfft. Innocuous.
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    Haha, I already love this thread.

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    This is very helpful. Not only have past champions been acknowledged, but more importantly, we can now tell the real AB from the impostor merely by way of which one has the medal. What a gun moment. This was singularly the moment when Australia stopped being pushovers in all forms of cricket for near over two decades

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    Two decades? What crack are you smokin' Victor?

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    that would be the saner variety of crack.

    1987 till 2007 Australia was no pushover - they were competitive and for the middle decade of it, practically unbeatable. What did you think I meant?

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    If Chewbacca had been a member of the squad would he have got a medal?

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    What a weird question. Of course Chewbacca would have got a medal if he were a member of the side. I didn't see any medal limitations for hairy people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Ian View Post
    What a weird question. Of course Chewbacca would have got a medal if he were a member of the side. I didn't see any medal limitations for hairy people.
    He didn't get one when he helped blow up the Death Star, even though Solo and Skywalker did.

    #stopantiwookiebigotry
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    Well, that's just not cricket! Chewy's loss for not being born in the British Empire.
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    Better than all of the English team getting an MBE for the 2005 ashes win
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