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    Quote Originally Posted by SwalePie View Post
    Me too! Brilliant memories eh? Remember him getting hit on the head by that Dennis Lillee bouncer though - before the days of batting helmets being 'normal'. What a hero to get up and carry on like that. Also what a sportsman Rod Marsh was to tell the umpire the catch didn't carry on 161 and let him stay. Relive it here. Man of the match presentation at the end so thoroughly deserved...and all in front of the Queen too

    Yes he doffed his cap at Lillie and said no point hitting me there, there is nothing in it😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by forwardmagpie View Post
    Yes he doffed his cap at Lillie and said no point hitting me there, there is nothing in it
    What a character. What a top bloke. What an innings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwalePie View Post
    What a character. What a top bloke. What an innings!
    One-club man, too. There should be a statue of him erected in Retford (surely the town’s most famous son?) - although by rights it should be one that struggles to stay still.

    Richard Hadlee was always my favourite, though - best bowler I ever saw, and could come in at 7 or 8 and knock the ball out of the park. Heard him speak a few times as well: very humble man, unlike that buffoon Botham.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nw6pie View Post
    One-club man, too. There should be a statue of him erected in Retford (surely the townís most famous son?) - although by rights it should be one that struggles to stay still.

    Richard Hadlee was always my favourite, though - best bowler I ever saw, and could come in at 7 or 8 and knock the ball out of the park. Heard him speak a few times as well: very humble man, unlike that buffoon Botham.
    Agreed. Hadlee was an exceptional bowler and a gent.

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    ... now that's cricket

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    Good win today, Jason Roy was brilliant. The other day at Trent Bridge he was a bloody South African, today he's a true Englishman again! Archer also looks a great find.

    Best moment in the game. Roy clatters into the umpire when reaching his century. Nasser Hussian when Roy is next on strike " keep yer pads out the way Jason".
    Last edited by navypie; 08-06-2019 at 05:35 PM.

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    I'm gonna keep this thread going.Well , Notts County are boring the arse of me. The reggae boys took a tonking today. Joe Root, class but where's Bumble on the commentary?

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    Bumble Gower and Beefy aren't on Sky for the World Cup Navy they want younger pundits god knows why as Bumble livens things up.

    Holding has had a telling off for slating the umpires in WI v Australia match he was right as well as they were beyond a joke borderline cheating !

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    Quote Originally Posted by legs77 View Post
    Bumble Gower and Beefy aren't on Sky for the World Cup Navy they want younger pundits god knows why as Bumble livens things up.

    Holding has had a telling off for slating the umpires in WI v Australia match he was right as well as they were beyond a joke borderline cheating !
    Micheal " Whispering Death " Holding is no spring chicken legs!

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    The subject of this thread is what the BBC now feels compelled to call "Men's Cricket". I fully expect that when the next football season starts we'll be hearing about Arsenal Men v. Chelsea Men. I'm not kidding. They'll have been sat round a board table and someone will have pointed out that it's discriminatory to talk about Arsenal v. Chelsea and Arsenal Women v. Chelsea Women. Political correctness will compel them to even it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navypie View Post
    Micheal " Whispering Death " Holding is no spring chicken legs!
    I know mate he has probably been kept on as he is the regular WI pundit.

    I've also read ICC get to select some pundits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivansneck View Post
    After football, cricket is the most played sport in the world, so the minority you may be in is still a big one!
    Where did it say cricket is the most played after football? It is only played mainly in the commonwealth countries I would be very surprised if it beats the likes of tennis or basketball or even golf. The world's largest countries like Russia, China and the States don't play cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i961pie View Post
    Where did it say cricket is the most played after football? It is only played mainly in the commonwealth countries I would be very surprised if it beats the likes of tennis or basketball or even golf. The world's largest countries like Russia, China and the States don't play cricket.
    An interesting read on this subject of popularity. The participation list is very different from the popularity list it seems.

    https://www.economist.com/blogs/game...%99-popularity

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    Quote Originally Posted by legs77 View Post
    I know mate he has probably been kept on as he is the regular WI pundit.

    I've also read ICC get to select some pundits.
    Pundits, good or bad and despite the weather, I'm really enjoying this World Cup. England, NZ, India and those blasted Oz-Zies looking good, but I don't know if I'm surprised or not that the South Africans don't seem to have turned up.

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    I agree those 4 teams are the ones I expected to be the SF teams.

    Purely on the bowling attacks they have especially in English conditions.

    SA have some really talented players but much of the squad are bits and pieces players so the likes of De Kock & Rabada need to have stormers to give them a chance against the better sides.

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    I'm off to Trent Bridge on Thursday hoping to see Bangladesh turn the Aussies over. I won't be joining in but I hope the crowd boo Smith and Warner. Just the devil in me.

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    I'm off to Trent Bridge on Thursday hoping to see Bangladesh turn the Aussies over. I won't be joining in but I hope the crowd boo Smith and Warner. Just the devil in me.
    They surely will, and it will likely have the same effect it does on ex players who are booed at football games. They play better.

    For me, despite their loss to India the Aussies are the team to fear. They are underrated and Iíve no doubt will turn England over in a semi final.

    Then I fear we will also struggle in the ashes against them.

    Crap for me and my Aussie missus....

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    I hear you Don we have a better team than the Aussies but with injuries mounting up lets just hope we dont clash with them.

    India are the team to beat imo they look to have all bases covered.

    We have to deliver now Bayliss has pretty much messed the test team up for this and if he doesnt bring home the cup I will see it as failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Don_ORiordan View Post
    They surely will, and it will likely have the same effect it does on ex players who are booed at football games. They play better.

    For me, despite their loss to India the Aussies are the team to fear. They are underrated and Iíve no doubt will turn England over in a semi final.

    Then I fear we will also struggle in the ashes against them.

    Crap for me and my Aussie missus....
    It might have that effect but you should know better than me that if it had been the likes of Root and Stokes caught tampering with the ball, their life's would be made hell over there. Booooooooooooooooooooooo

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    Another good win today, Morgan was awesome. If I was betting man I would ask ( well I have no idea how to place a bet ) Elite ( I know he likes his cricket ) to stick £2 on us to win it for me.

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