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England Complaining About Cricket Bat?  
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24906 posts, RR: 56
Posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

http://www.abc.net.au/sport/content/200504/s1350178.htm
http://www.abc.net.au/sport/content/200504/s1350878.htm
http://www.smh.com.au/news/Cricket/E...0/1113854264211.html?oneclick=true
http://dailytelegraph.news.com.au/st...jsp?sectionid=1264&storyid=2996236
Just seen this.

So as England have no chance in the Ashes anyway
They can't bat
They can't bowl
They can't field
etc


They may go to try and get some Aussie's bat banned?
Ok, someone explain this to me...

[Edited 2005-04-21 11:50:10]

[Edited 2005-04-21 11:51:38]


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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

The MCC are not the governors of the English game, they are the custodians of the laws.

Therefore it is absolutely not England complaining about anything. You should know better than to trust the Aussie media (or the English media if the situation wer ereversed) about something like this.



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User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1098 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
They can't bat
They can't bowl
They can't field

I agree,,! they invented the game and are not able to play it Big grin


User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 2):
I agree,,! they invented the game and are not able to play it

Just like football  Wink


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1084 times:
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Just seen the story on the late news on TV1. The Australian batter started using the bat on Boxing Day and as a result his scores have gone up sharply with an averge off 107 now. The bat has a special Carbon Fire on the back which cricket experts believe is helping. From what was said, the cricketer might be cheating with the bat, but the crickter has no plans on giving up using the bat

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24906 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1072 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 1):
Therefore it is absolutely not England complaining about anything. You should know better than to trust the Aussie media (or the English media if the situation wer ereversed) about something like this.

Indeed my bad, I admit to not knowing (or caring  Wink ) about anything to do with cricket  Wink

A bats a bat, it's the MCC (or England  Wink ) being  grumpy   old  gits  Wink



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1068 times:

Quoting Mrniji (Reply 2):
I agree,,! they invented the game and are not able to play it

And they've demonstrated that over the last twelve months by beating West Indies away 3-0 (1 draw), New Zealand at home 3-0 (clean sweep), West Indies at home 4-0 (clean sweep) and South Africa away 2-1 (2 draws). Obviously totally inept, which is why they're now second in the ICC Test Championship.  Yeah sure

On this bat issue, it's not totally unprecedented. Dennis Lillee tried to use an aluminium bat about 25 years ago, and it was promplty banned as the ball kept disappearing off to all parts. Big grin

The issue of the legality of Ponting's bat can only be determined by the MCC. They're doing what they're there for, nothing more or less.



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24906 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1060 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 6):
And they've demonstrated that over the last twelve months by beating West Indies away 3-0 (1 draw), New Zealand at home 3-0 (clean sweep), West Indies at home 4-0 (clean sweep) and South Africa away 2-1 (2 draws). Obviously totally inept, which is why they're now second in the ICC Test Championship.

Obviously those teams are not world class  Wink Try the likes of Brazil and France...err wait, forget France  Wink Brail and Argentina  Wink



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 7):
Obviously those teams are not world class

Actually, that reminds me of how in the eyes of many people these teams were good sides right up to the point England walloped them. Big grin After that, obviously, they were crap.



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

Quoting GKirk (Reply 5):
it's the MCC ... being  grumpy  old  gits

You probably won't find a  grumpy er or  old er bunch of harumphy old walrusses this side of the South Georgia Islands ! Isn't the MCC still men-only ? Bah humbug.


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 9):
Isn't the MCC still men-only

Don't think so. Rachel Heyhoe-Flint is pretty senior in there, which only goes to show (by her name) that one problem might have been addressed but another is oh so clearly still there.  Yeah sure

I think part of the problem is that one side of it (such as the law-making, playing, charity bits) is a pretty normal body. But the other, comprised of retired Colonels and wannabe retired Colonels is a hangover from about 200 years ago.

Whether they should be in charge of the laws at all is highly debatable. Well, it isn't really. The answer should be no. On the other hand, giving it all to the ICC is an horrendous prospect. It seems to be a bit split between them at the moment. God knows how it works. The whole thing is the usual mess.



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24906 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1045 times:

Why don't they just ban cricket anyway  Wink
Everyone knows it's only watched and played by  grumpy  old  gits who havent had enough tea that day  duck   stirthepot 



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 10):
Rachel Heyhoe-Flint is pretty senior in there, which only goes to show (by her name) that one problem might have been addressed but another is oh so clearly still there.

The jolliest hockey stick of them all ! Quite...

Quoting Banco (Reply 10):
On the other hand, giving it all to the ICC is an horrendous prospect. It seems to be a bit split between them at the moment. God knows how it works. The whole thing is the usual mess.

You're right. Do you want the laws of cricket guarded by a bunch of late-Victorian fossils, or a bunch of advertising-mad shysters who'd sell naming rights on the players jockstraps if they could find a way of inserting a camera in there. I might be inclined to stick with the fossils, on balance.


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1038 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 11):
Everyone knows it's only watched and played by gits who havent had enough tea that day

So you just ran away from the hard ball, did you poorly-woorly little Kirkie-wirkie? Was it a bit too nasty for you? Were you afraid you might get hurt? Ah, bless his little cotton socks, he's a delicate little flower. Big grin



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 13):
Ah, bless his little cotton socks, he's a delicate little flower

More of a persistent weed !


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

If you ask me the whole thing simply isn't cricket old boy.

Tee Hee Hee Hee

(I'll get my coat.....)



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24906 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1034 times:

Never had cricket at school in my day  Wink always rugby, football, swimming, basketball, or hockey(!!)

JGPH1A, wheesht before Logan has to present that french frog picture  Wink



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1031 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 16):
Never had cricket at school in my day

Tsk tsk - the standards at Borstal just keep dropping. No cricket ?! Are we living in Russia now ?!


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1032 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 17):
Tsk tsk - the standards at Borstal just keep dropping. No cricket ?! Are we living in Russia now ?!

Understandable though. Would you let a load of crazed haggis-fuelled Sweaties loose with a hard ball and a big lump of wood? I wouldn't. And they didn't.



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1028 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 18):
I wouldn't. And they didn't.

Presumably the Government's Borstal Murder Rate League Tables made them think twice - think of the paperwork !


User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

They couldn't play cricket in Scotland - the climate you see.....


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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24906 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1020 times:

Sunny and warm up here today, so it aint always raining  Wink


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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 21):
Sunny and warm up here today, so it aint always raining

So it must be the people that are miserable then?



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24906 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 22):
So it must be the people that are miserable then?

Shouldnt you be annoying the tourists in London you Beefeater?  Silly  Wink



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