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    I Love Playing Cricket

    Today was the start of my season and I have been appointed captain. We are in Prem two and are rated the sixtenth best team in the region. This is great considering two years ago when I was first picked in the team we were not even ranked in the top 50 teams. Anyway since I started playing for the team we have remained undefeated..that was until today..In my first game as captain

    I lost the toss and they elected to bat and made 170 odd and I was very satisifed with my teams effort in the field.

    However my satisfaction was about to change with barely a blink of an eyelid when we began our run chase. In no time we went from 17/0 to 30/7.

    I went out to bat at number nine and supported the last remaining recoughnised batsman and occupied the crease for a good 20 overs (i shouldn't really have been bating that low but i slightly strained my hammy while bowling). We got to within 24 runs when I played around a straight one and was bowled. There was little resistance from the remaining two tailenders and we lost by 20 runs with a very dissapointing display from virtually all the specialist batsman.

    But the main point of this post is to just say that I love playing the great game. I love competing. It is so good to go out there and be able to challenge the opposition with a bit of banter.

    Anyone else got similar thoughts?
    Last edited by Blaze; 29-01-2005 at 12:22 AM.

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    I have my match tommorow so please pray for me so we could win thank you

    and i am sorry for you losing mate.
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    I am 55 as many of you know.
    I have seen a lot.
    Done a lot.
    Been at the top of my profession - was a CEO at 35, set up 2 companies from scratch, brought up a company from near bankruptcy to a roaring success,
    Been all over the world many times over
    Done all the fun things in life
    bought all the gadgets to my hearts content

    But believe me, there is no greater pleasure than being on a cricket field, stroking a ball with the middle of the bat effortlessly to cover or boling the middle stump of a top batsman out of the ground.

    Nothing can beat that...nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    I am 55 as many of you know.
    I have seen a lot.
    Done a lot.
    Been at the top of my profession - was a CEO at 35, set up 2 companies from scratch, brought up a company from near bankruptcy to a roaring success,
    Been all over the world many times over
    Done all the fun things in life
    bought all the gadgets to my hearts content

    But believe me, there is no greater pleasure than being on a cricket field, stroking a ball with the middle of the bat effortlessly to cover or boling the middle stump of a top batsman out of the ground.

    Nothing can beat that...nothing.
    To be honest, I would probably do all that stuff you've done, if I had a choice between a game of cricket.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    I am 55 as many of you know.
    I have seen a lot.
    Done a lot.
    Been at the top of my profession - was a CEO at 35, set up 2 companies from scratch, brought up a company from near bankruptcy to a roaring success,
    Been all over the world many times over
    Done all the fun things in life
    bought all the gadgets to my hearts content

    But believe me, there is no greater pleasure than being on a cricket field, stroking a ball with the middle of the bat effortlessly to cover or boling the middle stump of a top batsman out of the ground.

    Nothing can beat that...nothing.
    wow SJS. Whats your field of profession?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReallyCrazy
    wow SJS. Whats your field of profession?
    I am the Managing Director of a company that produces elastomers.

    I have been in the plastics industry for over 33 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    I am the Managing Director of a company that produces elastomers.

    I have been in the plastics industry for over 33 years.
    Ah, nice.

    I'm doing my Bachelors in Chemical Engineering. Can I take it for granted that I'll be employed by you, sir, when I get out of University?

    Although, TBH - I'm not into plastics much. I'm rather thinking of going into the field of techincal writing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudeep
    Ah, nice.

    I'm doing my Bachelors in Chemical Engineering. Can I take it for granted that I'll be employed by you, sir, when I get out of University?

    Although, TBH - I'm not into plastics much. I'm rather thinking of going into the field of techincal writing.
    Oh. You are from Baroda. I have a farm house in Baroda and I had a house too which I sold last year.

    My sons studied in Navrachna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    Oh. You are from Baroda. I have a farm house in Baroda and I had a house too which I sold last year.

    My sons studied in Navrachna.
    I studied in BHS, Alkapuri.

    I live in the Gotri area, which isn't very far from Sevasi, where I believe you owned your house .

    I'm doing my Bachelors from SP University, Vidyanagar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudeep
    I studied in BHS, Alkapuri.

    I live in the Gotri area, which isn't very far from Sevasi, where I believe you owned your house .

    I'm doing my Bachelors from SP University, Vidyanagar.
    I still have the gfarm house off Sevasi.

    I lived in Baroda from 1985 onwards till 2000.

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    Ah, nice. One of my very good friends stays in Sevasi, and has been living there ever since he was born. Maybe, you know their family? The Trivedis? They're not actually in Sevasi, but Khanpur, which is just opposite Sevasi. They're into the tobacco business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJS
    I am 55 as many of you know.
    I have seen a lot.
    Done a lot.
    Been at the top of my profession - was a CEO at 35, set up 2 companies from scratch, brought up a company from near bankruptcy to a roaring success,
    Been all over the world many times over
    Done all the fun things in life
    bought all the gadgets to my hearts content

    But believe me, there is no greater pleasure than being on a cricket field, stroking a ball with the middle of the bat effortlessly to cover or boling the middle stump of a top batsman out of the ground.

    Nothing can beat that...nothing.
    *wipes a tear*

    Truly inspiring stuff that..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robertinho
    *wipes a tear*

    Truly inspiring stuff that..
    true.
    although out of that whole list, the only thing ive done is bowl the middle stump of a batsman. except hes normally not a top one, and it normally doesnt come out of the ground.

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    I have bowled the middle stump and hit a magnificent pull shot over midwicket for 6. ALL IN MY FIRST EVER MATCH.. last year.

    But no, CEO at 35, well done

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