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    Sporting Boasts Thread

    This is thread where the people of OT can come together and praise/critcise themselves for their stunning, or not so stunning, recent (or past) sporting results and achievements.

    On Saturday, I played a 7 a side soccer tournament, where we came 5th out of 12 teams, which wasn't bad as we were the youngest team there. I let in one very easy goal (I play keeper), but other than that didn't have to do much.

    Today, I played cricket. Opening the bowling, I got the first 3 wickets off my 7 overs, but went for a shocking 46. I bowled way too many shorter balls, which were all deservedly smashed to the boundary. On the plus side, I dismissed one of the clubs best hitters--he hit me for six, then tried to block the next ball, which swung away a bit and got the edge. We restricted them to 9 for 123 off 35 overs, which was very gettable.
    Then we batted- I was coming in at a a very elevated position of number 5 (usually 8-10), and was in within five overs or so. The two bowlers were probably the fastest two of the club, or close to it, and I hoped to bat out their 7 overs each and then I'd be set. I eventually made 9, with a very uncharacteristic and surprising (especially to me) cover drive, before I was bowled, with only four balls left from the pacemen. We were all out for 61, and my 9 was the top score, depressingly enough.
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    I once hit a boundary batting at number 11 but was bowled next ball. Um, that's it...

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    whaat lol :P well not much big moments lately...as my hockey team is last in table...im the right midfielder..i give an avg of 10 assist per match...but our strikers arent sharp enough
    had a cricket tourny 3 weeks ago made 20* and 6 for the rest nothing special... :P ill keep you updated once my cricket season starts :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by barmyarmy
    I once hit a boundary batting at number 11 but was bowled next ball. Um, that's it...
    lol with the cover drive boundary i hit today, it brings my grand total up to two, after about 20 odd games for the club


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    lol ive hit so many 4s in my life still only stuck at 1 six hit my 1st six in my life in the last match (youth match had some senior matches left) of the season...maybe it comming then :P was a huge on 2 twas a double football field and i hit it over theyre nets....

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    Sporting boasts

    My bro is the best left arm leggie in Europe does that count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc
    lol with the cover drive boundary i hit today, it brings my grand total up to two, after about 20 odd games for the club
    'cover drive' involving footwork and timing. Whoa. Mine was a cross-bat hoik through midwicket. I see myself as a traditional England all-rounder: can't bat, can't bowl, kinda like Anthony McGrath.

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    and still..ur biased about the game :P

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    Related to Bradman is my main one. He was (IIRC) my Great-Grandmother's Uncle.
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    Sporting Boasts...

    - Two 80's (one in college cricket was off 54 balls, the other took 40 overs)

    - I've taken six five wicket hauls, best of 6-28

    I was called the best junior spinner that my college ever had.. I don't know whats gone wrong in the last two years!

    I now bowl less impressively and am playing badminton, where I captain my college (or did) and we won our division of the Taunton league quite easily..
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    I once hit Harold Rhodes for 4.

    I also took the wicket of a player who was valued at over a million pounds. He was Gary Birtles (footballer for Nothingham Forest and Scumchester Untied).
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris.hinton
    Sporting boasts

    My bro is the best left arm leggie in Europe does that count?
    a) it's not you
    b) I very much doubt it's true,
    marc71178 - President and founding member of AAAS - we don't only appreciate when he does well, but also when he's not quite so good!

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    haha, i very much doubt the last one....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Halsey
    Sporting Boast:

    Related to Bradman is my main one. He was (IIRC) my Great-Grandmother's Uncle.
    wooh.....dude.....impressive!

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    cricket wise
    - Scored 3 unbeaten hundreds
    - Taken 7 for twice and a few other 5 wicket hauls
    - Taken a hat trick (more **** but hey it'll do)
    - Hit a 4 off the last ball to win a game

    golf wise
    - Got a hole in one

    i think that's about it really
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