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Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:44 am

Surprised not much on here given how big a fan everyone claims to be.

If anyone ever doubted how terrible a sport this is, this week summed it up.

Semi final of a World Cup. England v India. In India’s backyard. The biggest game of some of these guys career. And the game is abandoned before it’s started due to poor weather. Fair enough. Can replay it in a couple of days.

No. India go through. England go out. No match. No follow up.

Laughable.

How people buy tickets for this and spend days watching a game that may not even finish (or in this case start) is beyond me.

Got to feel for the team. Biggest game of their lives for many. And this is how it ends after years of preparation.

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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:51 am

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:44 am
Semi final of a World Cup. England v India. In India’s backyard. The biggest game of some of these guys career.
In India’s backyard? It was in Sydney, Australia and was the women’s t20 World Cup.
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Post by KellyClaret » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:53 am

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:44 am
Surprised not much on here given how big a fan everyone claims to be.

If anyone ever doubted how terrible a sport this is, this week summed it up.

Semi final of a World Cup. England v India. In India’s backyard. The biggest game of some of these guys career. And the game is abandoned before it’s started due to poor weather. Fair enough. Can replay it in a couple of days.

No. India go through. England go out. No match. No follow up.

Laughable.

How people buy tickets for this and spend days watching a game that may not even finish (or in this case start) is beyond me.

Got to feel for the team. Biggest game of their lives for many. And this is how it ends after years of preparation.
There are rules and regs that all teams agree to before a ball is thrown. This is no different in this case.

"India progress to Sunday's final after finishing top of Group A while England, who were second in Group B, are out."

I suppose you've got to have something to whinge about though, eh?

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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:59 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:51 am
was the women’s t20 World Cup.
Whats that mean?

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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by PremierLeagueClass » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:59 am

If you’re going to have a pop at a sport at least get your facts right.
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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by dsr » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:01 am

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:59 am
Whats that mean?
You know what it means. You must do. Unless you're saying that you had a rant about something that you know nothing about? :lol:
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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by Bosscat » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:02 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:51 am
In India’s backyard? It was in Sydney, Australia and was the women’s t20 World Cup.
:lol: :lol: you beat me to it CT :lol: :lol:

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Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:03 am

ClaretTony wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:51 am
In India’s backyard? It was in Sydney.
India to Sydney - 10 hours
Manchester to Sydney - 24 hours

Indias backyard

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Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:03 am

dsr wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:01 am
You know what it means. You must do. Unless you're saying that you had a rant about something that you know nothing about? :lol:
I actually dont?

Whats it matter that its the womens or mens?

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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by Bosscat » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:03 am

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:59 am
Whats that mean?
Just admit you got it wrong CC :lol:
Sit down have a sip of your Tea and calm down :D

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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:05 am

Bosscat wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:03 am
Just admit you got it wrong CC :lol:
Sit down have a sip of your Tea and calm down :D
I know it was the womens game. I just dont understand the relevance?

Is Tony suggesting the womens game is worth less than the mens?

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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by J50 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:06 am

Prefer to watch U15s county level cricket than women's cricket. Better quality.
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Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:07 am

J50 wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:06 am
Prefer to watch U15s county level cricket than women's cricket. Better quality.
Than the womens WORLD CUP? Really?

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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by KellyClaret » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:09 am

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:05 am
I know it was the womens game. I just dont understand the relevance?

Is Tony suggesting the womens game is worth less than the mens?
You are an absolute halfwit
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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:09 am

KellyClaret wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:09 am
You are an absolute halfwit
Please expand rather than personal insults.

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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by dsr » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:12 am

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:05 am
I know it was the womens game. I just dont understand the relevance?

Is Tony suggesting the womens game is worth less than the mens?
Do you even know which womens' world cup it was?

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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by LeadBelly » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:12 am

I follow women's cricket, I like the game. I've been watching most of the games in this competition in "India's backyard" (ie Australia, about 6,000 miles away from India).
I have a lot of sympathy for England who played below par in their first group game (thus finishing 2nd in their group) and didnt get to redeem themselves in the semi-final. However, as stated above, the rules of competitions are there to read and understand (and object to if you so wish) before the competition starts- so England can have no complaints.
I think Australia will beat India in Sunday's final. I spotted in today's news that Mitchell Starc is being allowed to leave Oz men's tour of S Africa to go and watch his Mrs (Alyssa Healy) play in that final. Aussies continuing to try and erase their bad-boys/win-at-all-costs reputation.
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Post by Bosscat » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:13 am

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:05 am
I know it was the womens game. I just dont understand the relevance?

Is Tony suggesting the womens game is worth less than the mens?
No CC I am talking about your assumption it was in Indias backyard.... there is over 6000 miles between them

Distance from Delhi to Sydney 10,436 km
Earth is 24000 miles around ... 6000 is 25% of that
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How many backyards gave a f**king Ocean to cross to get to the other side :lol:

Now that is comedy gold :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by Bfcboyo » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:17 am

It looked mixed teams to me . I don't think it was women s only matches.

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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by Buxtonclaret » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:33 am

Sit down, CC
Take a deep breath.
Have a cup of tea.
And then try again. :lol:
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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by Tall Paul » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:34 am

Oh look, cricketfieldclarets making a fool of himself again.
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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by TVC15 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:40 am

Hilarious
This has now got more coverage on this thread than it did in the media !!

Right - i can’t waste any more time bickering on this thread. I promised the wife I’d clear the back yard - which strangely enough is in Russia
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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by Devils_Advocate » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:42 am

What I dont understand is if good weather is so important to playing Cricket then why are they holding a big tournament in the middle of winter?
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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:02 am

Devils_Advocate wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:42 am
What I dont understand is if good weather is so important to playing Cricket then why are they holding a big tournament in the middle of winter?
Or why its so popular in The Indian Subcontinet with monsoon seasons, Australia with regular heatwaves, fires and it seems snowstorms, England that has 12 seasons in a day, Caribbean with Hurricanes.

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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by J50 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:07 am

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:07 am
Than the womens WORLD CUP? Really?

Yes, boys U15 county level (or even slightly below that) is better quality than women's national cricket.

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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by groove » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:08 am

PremierLeagueClass wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:59 am
If you’re going to have a pop at a sport at least get your facts right.
You've stumped him there.
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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by FactualFrank » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:09 am

groove wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:08 am
You've stumped him there.
I'm bowled over by that pun.

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Post by Quickenthetempo » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:11 am

fieldclarets wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:44 am
Surprised not much on here given how big a fan everyone claims to be.

If anyone ever doubted how terrible a sport this is, this week summed it up.

Semi final of a World Cup. England v India. In India’s backyard. The biggest game of some of these guys career. And the game is abandoned before it’s started due to poor weather. Fair enough. Can replay it in a couple of days.

No. India go through. England go out. No match. No follow up.

Laughable.

How people buy tickets for this and spend days watching a game that may not even finish (or in this case start) is beyond me.

Got to feel for the team. Biggest game of their lives for many. And this is how it ends after years of preparation.
I have removed the Cricket out of your name in disgust.
Shakes head, tuts loudly.
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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by Longsidelenny » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:20 am

I don’t know about cricket but cricketfield is very good at fishing up the colne😀

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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:26 am

J50 wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:07 am
Yes, boys U15 county level (or even slightly below that) is better quality than women's national cricket.
I see the resident sexists are out in force.

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Post by martin_p » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:39 am

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:44 am
Surprised not much on here given how big a fan everyone claims to be.

If anyone ever doubted how terrible a sport this is, this week summed it up.

Semi final of a World Cup. England v India. In India’s backyard. The biggest game of some of these guys career. And the game is abandoned before it’s started due to poor weather. Fair enough. Can replay it in a couple of days.

No. India go through. England go out. No match. No follow up.

Laughable.

How people buy tickets for this and spend days watching a game that may not even finish (or in this case start) is beyond me.

Got to feel for the team. Biggest game of their lives for many. And this is how it ends after years of preparation.
You called the participants ’guys’ so it’s no wonder CT had to point out it’s the women’s World Cup.

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Post by claptrappers_union » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:59 am

Doesn't matter what the facts are, Cricket is ****.

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Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:00 pm

martin_p wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:39 am
You called the participants ’guys’ so it’s no wonder CT had to point out it’s the women’s World Cup.
Taken from The Cambridge Dictionary for the ill informed and uneducated on here

guys B1 [ plural ] mainly US

used to address a group of people of either sex:
Come on, you guys, let's go.

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Post by martin_p » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:07 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:00 pm
Taken from The Cambridge Dictionary for the ill informed and uneducated on here

guys B1 [ plural ] mainly US

used to address a group of people of either sex:
Come on, you guys, let's go.
Fair point if we were in the US, we aren’t. The same dictionary definition also says ‘man’.
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Post by dsr » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:09 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:00 pm
Taken from The Cambridge Dictionary for the ill informed and uneducated on here

guys B1 [ plural ] mainly US

used to address a group of people of either sex:
Come on, you guys, let's go.
You still haven't confirmed whether you know which Womens' World Cup it is.

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Post by Bigvince » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:21 pm

KellyClaret wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:09 am
You are an absolute halfwit
Is there such a thing as a quarterwit
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Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:28 pm

martin_p wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:07 pm
Fair point if we were in the US, we aren’t. The same dictionary definition also says ‘man’.
MAINLY US. Not exclusively.

The same dictionary has multiple definitions of the word point.

point noun

a particular place:
the point where the road bends
This is a good point from which to watch the race

point noun

an idea, opinion, or piece of information that is said or written:
I'd like to discuss the first point in your essay.
You made some interesting points in your speech.
Martinp doesnt make a very good point

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Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:29 pm

claptrappers_union wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:14 pm
I cant stick people involved with Cricket in general either. If I had a Top 10 List of People of Douchebaggery, with Adolf Hitler being at the top and Fred West being at the bottom - Freddy Flintoff will be in there somewhere in the middle... slightly ahead of David Bumble Llyod.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by bfcmik » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:30 pm

Bigvince wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:21 pm
Is there such a thing as a quarterwit
Yes - it is one of a duo of halfwits. e.g Durham and Gough on Talkshite
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Post by martin_p » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:31 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:28 pm
MAINLY US. Not exclusively.

The same dictionary has multiple definitions of the word point.

point noun

a particular place:
the point where the road bends
This is a good point from which to watch the race

point noun

an idea, opinion, or piece of information that is said or written:
I'd like to discuss the first point in your essay.
You made some interesting points in your speech.
Martinp doesnt make a very good point
The point I’m making is that if you call a group of women ‘guys’ you should cry ‘sexist’ when someone points out they’re women.

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Post by IWOODLOVETT » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:33 pm

When I saw the title I thought the OP had changed his name.
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Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:34 pm

martin_p wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:31 pm
The point I’m making is that if you call a group of women ‘guys’ you should cry ‘sexist’ when someone points out they’re women.
Not really. Guys is a plural term for a group of equal people.

Its what all the bitches and homies I know refer to themselves as these days.

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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by ClaretTony » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:39 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:05 am
I know it was the womens game. I just dont understand the relevance?

Is Tony suggesting the womens game is worth less than the mens?
No. I’m suggesting that you had no idea what the tournament was and you certainly had no idea where it was being played. Apart from making yourself look pretty foolish, I’m not sure why you feel the need to start a thread about a sport that doesn’t interest you.

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Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:42 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:39 pm
No. I’m suggesting that you had no idea what the tournament was and you certainly had no idea where it was being played. Apart from making yourself look pretty foolish, I’m not sure why you feel the need to start a thread about a sport that doesn’t interest you.
Just shows how clueless those who run it are and the contempt with which they treat the proper fans, players and families.

You wouldnt know. As you obviously arent interested in the womens game.
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Post by Bigvince » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:43 pm

“Tis better people think you a fool, than open your mouth and erase all doubt”
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Post by houseboy » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:04 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:44 am
Surprised not much on here given how big a fan everyone claims to be.

If anyone ever doubted how terrible a sport this is, this week summed it up.

Semi final of a World Cup. England v India. In India’s backyard. The biggest game of some of these guys career. And the game is abandoned before it’s started due to poor weather. Fair enough. Can replay it in a couple of days.

No. India go through. England go out. No match. No follow up.

Laughable.

How people buy tickets for this and spend days watching a game that may not even finish (or in this case start) is beyond me.

Got to feel for the team. Biggest game of their lives for many. And this is how it ends after years of preparation.
Must admit mate that I have yet to see what the sport of cricket has to offer. It's all down to personal choice of course. But it does get a lot of TV coverage for a sport that struggles to get people through the gates. If you ever see a county match on telly there always seems to be huge gaps in the stands, which might have a lot to do with playing weekdays (rich mans sport?). Either way I have never been able to understand how anyone invented a sport that is boring AND dangerous.
I was considered a decent fielder at school (couldn't do anything else worth a damn) so I often played in the team, which didn't please me, whoever thought that putting a fielder at silly mid-on was a good idea, spent most of my time ducking. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by houseboy » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:10 pm

Bosscat wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:13 am
No CC I am talking about your assumption it was in Indias backyard.... there is over 6000 miles between them

Distance from Delhi to Sydney 10,436 km
Earth is 24000 miles around ... 6000 is 25% of that

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How many backyards gave a f**king Ocean to cross to get to the other side :lol:

Now that is comedy gold :lol: :lol: :lol:
My back garden isn't quite that big Boss but it seems quite a stride to go to the shed at the bottom of it to get my weight bench when it's p!ssing down or icy. There's dedication for you. At least I don't need a boat.

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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:11 pm

houseboy wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:04 pm
. Either way I have never been able to understand how anyone invented a sport that is boring AND dangerous.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Brilliant.

I was terrible at cricket. Didnt have the patience for it. And our school were very good at it allegedly.

I just stuck with the sports I was exceptional at. I was by far the most talented footballer but preferred watching Burnley. And I was an even better fisherman and still do plenty these days.

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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by J50 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:15 pm

cricketfieldclarets wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:26 am
I see the resident sexists are out in force.

Not sexist at all, just a pure fact based on experience.

Using the sexist card is pathetic, as well as being inaccurate.

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Re: Cricket - Pathetic

Post by Belial » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:15 pm

Tall Paul wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:34 am
Oh look, cricketfieldclarets making a fool of himself again.
I think it is more of another attempt to wind people up, but the OP lacks enough guile to make these posts consistently effective
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