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Just thought I'd see if there are any cricket fans out there..


April 25th, 2009, 6:41 am
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Fan ? No , but I enjoy watching bits of England test matches and am not happy that they are not all available on the common or garden channels. I think the law should make BBC have the rights to all national sports - silly me - but thye so sport very well and they do not have bloody adverts.


April 25th, 2009, 1:31 pm
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Sorry, no. I find most televised sport very dull. Cricket, I feel, is only marginally more interesting than golf.

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April 25th, 2009, 1:33 pm
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Nirvanam wrote:
Just thought I'd see if there are any cricket fans out there..

Hey, Nirvanam, I think there are, though I'm not one of them. I guess Nick will notice this thread sooner or later. If I were to take up spectator sport it would be shinty, as I live only six miles from The Dell, home of Kingussie Camanachd, the world's most successful sporting team, I believe.

getreal wrote:
Sorry, no. I find most televised sport very dull. Cricket, I feel, is only marginally more interesting than golf.

Come on now, golf's not that bad is it? Ok perhaps it's a close call.

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Contrary to what some believe, there is cricket in Scotland! I was forced to play it at school, but never really liked that solid ball hurtling towards an unprotected me...There are several active clubs there.

However, living down here in cricket-land, I think I'd like to watch a match, possibly an amateur one in the park near here. Not sure I'd watch it for hours on end, but it might be interesting and relaxing.

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April 25th, 2009, 6:16 pm
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The best thing about cricket is the commentary.It's just the thing to listen to while doing something else, weeding the border, or driving perhaps. There's a certain Zen quality about it, and I really like the attitude of the commentators. Sadly, some have died; Brian Johnston (Jonners), John Arlot and scorer Bill Frindall have all gone.

But for the funniest radio ever, (and I mean ever) listen to this clip:

*warning: do not attempt to listen while eatingeating or eating*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k0qZDdf ... re=related


April 25th, 2009, 7:02 pm
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Alan H wrote:
Contrary to what some believe, there is cricket in Scotland! I was forced to play it at school...
Me too, Alan! That was the game where you took a good book and sat behind the big grass roller and had a quiet read.

There is also of course Gerard Hoffnung's monologue in which he said something like ...cricket? Oh yes, I like cricket. It's that game where a whole lot of people sit in deck chairs and fall asleep. Then every so often one of them wakes up and shouts 'Well Done sir!'

I guess that might be the kind of cricket game you are looking for, Alan. :)

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April 25th, 2009, 7:03 pm
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Nick wrote:
But for the funniest radio ever, (and I mean ever) listen to this clip:

*warning: do not attempt to listen while eatingeating or eating*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k0qZDdf ... re=related


Brian Johnston! the guy was excellent...in an Eng v/s WI match in 76 he had this piece of gem to relate... "the bowler's holding the batsman's willy"
of course he meant Michael Holding was bowling to Peter Willey.


April 25th, 2009, 7:31 pm
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lewist wrote:
There is also of course Gerard Hoffnung's monologue in which he said something like ...cricket? Oh yes, I like cricket. It's that game where a whole lot of people sit in deck chairs and fall asleep. Then every so often one of them wakes up and shouts 'Well Done sir!'

I guess that might be the kind of cricket game you are looking for, Alan. :)
Sounds perfect to me!

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April 25th, 2009, 9:10 pm
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Nirvanam wrote:
"the bowler's holding the batsman's willy"
of course he meant Michael Holding was bowling to Peter Willey.
He didn't say that, did he???!!! :hilarity:

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April 25th, 2009, 9:11 pm
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now, now chaps! I come on here for mentally stimulating discussions. Smut I can get elsewhere.

anyone know where I can hear the said comment on Eng v/s WI match in 76?

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Maybe you could try a youtube search...
I got to know of it from the cricket website cricinfo.com...they had done a feature of some very funny incidents in cricket...this was a few years back.
In fact there's a website called holdingwilley.com on cricket owing their name to this gem... http://www.holdingwilley.com/index.php? ... e4e1da0f02

And while you are on the website you may read more such anecdotes http://www.holdingwilley.com/index.php? ... cle&id=570


April 25th, 2009, 9:45 pm
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I believe it's an urban myth getreal, nobody ever actually said it, sorry.

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:redface:

I evidently completely misinterpreted the conversation.

I am now both embarrased and disappointed

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I evidently completely misinterpreted the conversation.
I don't think you did, a lot of folk (some of the above) believe it was a genuine quote.

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"I suppose my classic memory was at the Oval in 1976 when England were doing better than usual - they were 81-7 I think.

"Brian suddenly announced to an unsuspecting world: 'Well I can tell you the bowler's Holding the batsman's Willey'.

"I suppose that was the funniest of them. Brian had prepared that because he didn't laugh himself, which he was liable to do.

"I think he had lay [sic] awake at night working that one out. We were all surprised but suddenly we saw Michael Holding running in to bowl at Peter Willey, so fair dos."
(Henry Blofeld, quoted in "A breeze for Blowers", BBC Sport, 21 May, 2002)


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I was going to say much the same thing, Emma. I recall Blowers saying something like that (though not sure when, but maybe when he was on Desert Island Discs...)

Anyway, now "the bearded wonder" (that's Bill Frindall, not me) has gone, you appear to be qualified to replace him..... Fancy the job?


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getreal wrote:
Cricket, I feel, is only marginally more interesting than golf.


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Sir, there is no settling the point of precedency between a louse and a flea.
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Nick wrote:
I was going to say much the same thing, Emma. I recall Blowers saying something like that (though not sure when, but maybe when he was on Desert Island Discs...)

Anyway, now "the bearded wonder" (that's Bill Frindall, not me) has gone, you appear to be qualified to replace him..... Fancy the job?
I used to be quite good at statistics, many years ago, but I'm not sure I'd be up to it now. Besides, my interest in cricket is sub-passed only by my interest in ... um ... golf. I only woke up because there was a willy joke.

Emma


April 27th, 2009, 10:28 am
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hey guys I want daily updates of cricket and highlights plz help!!!


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