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Postby Cyborg Holland » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:04 am

Well with the IPL kicking off today and the English County Championship season just around the corner, as well as the South African Domestic wrapping up, I thought it was about time we had a thread to discuss the world's greatest game.

So who will win the IPL? Kolkota again or a different side? County Championship winners, CB40 and FLT20 winners?

And International Cricket: Who would be in your test cricket world XI? Who are the best in the world at various formats?

My picks:

IPL: Kolkota Knight Riders
LVCC: Somerset (well overdue a title)
CB40: Surrey or Lancashire
FLT20: Impossible to call after Leicstershire won last season.
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Postby Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:05 am

YORKSHIRE!

Ok...I'mma gonna go off and cry now...
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Postby Cyborg Holland » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:11 am

Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:YORKSHIRE!

Ok...I'mma gonna go off and cry now...


Their squad I think is a bit thin for a proper County Championship Challenge against the likes of Somerset and Lancs, but they've bolstered their pace attack after losing Shazhad (including Liam Plunkett from Durham :mad: ) and if they get Miller for the T20, then they could be quite handy for that.
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Postby Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:19 am

Cyborg Holland wrote:
Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:YORKSHIRE!

Ok...I'mma gonna go off and cry now...


Their squad I think is a bit thin for a proper County Championship Challenge against the likes of Somerset and Lancs, but they've bolstered their pace attack after losing Shazhad (including Liam Plunkett from Durham :mad: ) and if they get Miller for the T20, then they could be quite handy for that.


Well to be honest I've not really followed County Cricket since the early 90's so I really don't know what the situation is there. Although now that I am back in Leeds I can see myself at Headingley for a few games.

So really I think I'll be more a reader than an active participant for the time being...although I will agree with you that it is the greatest second sport in the world.
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Postby Cyborg Holland » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:39 am

Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:
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Their squad I think is a bit thin for a proper County Championship Challenge against the likes of Somerset and Lancs, but they've bolstered their pace attack after losing Shazhad (including Liam Plunkett from Durham :mad: ) and if they get Miller for the T20, then they could be quite handy for that.


Well to be honest I've not really followed County Cricket since the early 90's so I really don't know what the situation is there. Although now that I am back in Leeds I can see myself at Headingley for a few games.

So really I think I'll be more a reader than an active participant for the time being...although I will agree with you that it is the greatest second sport in the world.


Netball?
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Postby Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:42 am

Cyborg Holland wrote:
Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:
Well to be honest I've not really followed County Cricket since the early 90's so I really don't know what the situation is there. Although now that I am back in Leeds I can see myself at Headingley for a few games.

So really I think I'll be more a reader than an active participant for the time being...although I will agree with you that it is the greatest second sport in the world.


Netball?


While Netball has it's viewing pleasures I refer to football as the number one. Then cricket. Then rallying. Then Rugby League. Then errr....Netball! Yes. Netball! whew!
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Postby Cyborg Holland » Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:50 am

Meanwhile Delhi are getting torn apart by Narine...
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Postby Cyborg Holland » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:30 am

Is anyone interested on an NS IPL Fantasy League? I can create a private league and it can just be us.
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Postby Aryavartha » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:24 am

CSK is thru to knockout already. Other teams' SL payers can't play in chennai and CSK has quite a good albeit unfair advantage. Even otherwise CSK has firepower to make it to yet another finals

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Postby Aryavartha » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:27 am

good match today MI and RCB.

bad idea to have ponting and tendulkar open. Need somebody else open who will go after risky shots. Both are great 50 over batsmen but don't get the tempo of 20 overs.

Good to see a last ball decider in the second match itself though.

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Postby Kalarin » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:49 am

Aryavartha wrote:good match today MI and RCB.

bad idea to have ponting and tendulkar open. Need somebody else open who will go after risky shots. Both are great 50 over batsmen but don't get the tempo of 20 overs.

Good to see a last ball decider in the second match itself though.

Good game but close at the end, still I think Chris Gayle did well even though he was injured.
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Postby Urumgard » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:49 am

Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:YORKSHIRE!

Ok...I'mma gonna go off and cry now...

Could be worse... LEICESTERSHIRE!

*sobs*

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Postby DesAnges » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:57 am

Urumgard wrote:
Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:YORKSHIRE!

Ok...I'mma gonna go off and cry now...

Could be worse... LEICESTERSHIRE!

*sobs*

Guise, guise...Gloucestershire :lol:
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Postby Urumgard » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:19 pm

DesAnges wrote:
Urumgard wrote:Could be worse... LEICESTERSHIRE!

*sobs*

Guise, guise...Gloucestershire :lol:

Fair enough... :p

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Postby Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:29 pm

Urumgard wrote:
DesAnges wrote:Guise, guise...Gloucestershire :lol:

Fair enough... :p


Yeah...he does have a point 8)
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Postby Gothmogs » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:50 pm

I thought this was going to be about the bug...
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Postby Cyborg Holland » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:54 pm

Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:
Urumgard wrote:Fair enough... :p


Yeah...he does have a point 8)


Spare a thought for Derbyshire...last in division 2 15 times...even with Mark Footit...
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Postby Cyborg Holland » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:56 pm

The Archregimancy wrote:What is this "IPL"? It sounds infectious.

It certainly doesn't look or sound like cricket.

<makes old fogey harumphing noise>


As someone once said "IPL is like KFC: really nice and exciting once in a while but overall pretty bad for you, whilst test cricket is...a mixed grill"

But IPL has lots of bright colours, it keeps my attention...
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Postby Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:57 pm

Cyborg Holland wrote:
Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:
Yeah...he does have a point 8)


Spare a thought for Derbyshire...last in division 2 15 times...even with Mark Footit...


What about County Durham? Do they even still have a first class ground?
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Postby The Whispers » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:00 pm

Cyborg Holland wrote:So who will win the IPL?

All about the Mumbai Indians.

Incidentally, Chennai Super Kings sound like a nasty brand of cigarettes only obtainable from the most dubious of healthfood shops.

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Postby Cyborg Holland » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:02 pm

Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:
Cyborg Holland wrote:
Spare a thought for Derbyshire...last in division 2 15 times...even with Mark Footit...


What about County Durham? Do they even still have a first class ground?


:eek:

I'm a Durham fan, and we have the Emirates ICG/Riverside...and the best ever wicket combination: c. Mustard b. Onions

About the IPL: The game between Mumbai and Bangalore was really good IPL drama, last ball drama, a hat-trick of sixes and generally brightly-coloured fun...
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Postby Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:02 pm

The Whispers wrote:
Cyborg Holland wrote:So who will win the IPL?

All about the Mumbai Indians.

Incidentally, Chennai Super Kings sound like a nasty brand of cigarettes only obtainable from the most dubious of healthfood shops.


To be fair...any healthfood shop selling fags would be quite dubious....
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Postby Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:03 pm

Cyborg Holland wrote:
Rubiconic Crossings V2 rev 1f wrote:
What about County Durham? Do they even still have a first class ground?


:eek:

I'm a Durham fan, and we have the Emirates ICG/Riverside...and the best ever wicket combination: c. Mustard b. Onions

About the IPL: The game between Mumbai and Bangalore was really good IPL drama, last ball drama, a hat-trick of sixes and generally brightly-coloured fun...


I refer you to my previous posts above...I'm from an era where Durham were...well....
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Postby Wikkiwallana » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:55 pm

While I like the chirping, they look incredibly gross, and I'm glad we no longer have ten million of them living in our crawlspace.

Oh, wait, you mean the game? Uh, all I really know is that the bats look extremely unweildy.
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