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blakduk
01-04-2007, 07:28 PM
It's sad to see the Empire at such a low ebb....

5-0, that is sooooo sad to see.. NOT!

I guess there will be no dinner with the Queen for those boys when they get back to blighty http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

For those of you in countries that don't play cricket, don't feel too bad. Neither can the English and they invented it.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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lives to fight another day"
Family Motto

Xiolablu3
01-04-2007, 07:40 PM
Yep England totally sucks at cricket this year.

Didnt they beat the Aussies last year tho?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Beuf_Ninja
01-04-2007, 07:44 PM
Originally posted by blakduk:
For those of you in countries that don't play cricket, don't feel too bad. Neither can the English and they invented it.

I don't think England/Britian can win at any of the games they/we invented! Must have been nice in the beginning though.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

"Thou actest right Ahab; live in the game and die in it."

Taylortony
01-04-2007, 07:58 PM
I thought it was deliberately done after all the moaning the Aussies did last time......

The moaning coming from them was like a Brothel holding a bank Holiday sale.......

Feathered_IV
01-04-2007, 08:24 PM
Originally posted by Taylortony:
I thought it was deliberately done after all the moaning the Aussies did last time......


Awwwww! Thats not FAAIIR! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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panther3485
01-04-2007, 08:41 PM
To be fair, England played well, but we just played better. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

They were good sports and gracious in defeat. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Tough luck, England. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif See yers next time, and you can have another go! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


Best regards, http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
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panther3485
01-04-2007, 08:44 PM
Originally posted by Taylortony:
"....after all the moaning the Aussies did last time......The moaning coming from them was like a Brothel holding a bank Holiday sale...."

That's what happens when we're so used to winning time after time after time aft........ http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

HotelBushranger
01-04-2007, 08:50 PM
And get slogged again! 5 NIL! I don't theres been that much of a slogging before!

Hey I might be tough on yers, but bragging rights mate it's the Ashes http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Man, not a good time to be English, that's for sure http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

Speaking of, I was at a Twenty20 match last night - WA absolutely cained SA - and some bloody 10 yr old kids were draped in English flags! I felt like givin em one around the ear http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif English flags at a interstate game! Bloody blasphemy!

Good try anyway Poms, I suppose in the end you blokes win cos you get the Ashes regardless http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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You can have no idea just how hostile aircraft can be until they come to your area...
Aircraft which strafe or bomb your positions should be regarded with suspicion, if not deep mistrust. Aircraft which bomb and strafe your position and wear a red circle should certainly be regarded with deep mistrust. In fact, the deeper the better. A six-foot-deep slit trench is an ideal place from which to mistrust them...
Australian soldier VX116124
www.magnum-pc.com (http://www.magnum-pc.com) Be sure.

Xiolablu3
01-04-2007, 08:54 PM
Originally posted by HotelBushranger:

Good try anyway Poms


I appreciate you sympathy, but it really wasnt. They totally sucked.

They would have done better with Michael Vaughn as Captain again, I think. But they still would not have won, Aussies have an absolutely stonking team, even your bowlers can bat.

If I remember rightly, a 5 - 0 Series whitewash has only been done once before by anyone. Austrailia in the 1920's, so very well played guys.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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WTE_Googly
01-04-2007, 09:33 PM
I think that poms had everything they needed to give the aussies a good series, I mean even Harmison came right, as he showed in that final innings where he bowled very well. It just seemed like the team had absolutely no confidence in themselves, which lead to negative cricket.

Also, I would thank Shane Warne, Justin Langer, Damian Martyn and Glen McGrath for all the wonderful memories, and all the best with thier futures.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif WAAAARRRNIE http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif WAAAARRRRNIE http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif WAAAARRRNIE http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif WAAAARRRRNIE http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif WAAAARRRNIE http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif WAAAARRRRNIE http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif WAAAARRRNIE http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif WAAAARRRRNIE http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif WAAAARRRNIE http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif WAAAARRRRNIE http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Cheers
Googly

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Bring back Buck!

smokincrater
01-05-2007, 01:11 AM
England 2005 was a great series and good for cricket. Australia 2006/07 was a good series. Next time send some guys early so you can get some match form before hand. Also you will need to get to know how to swing a Kookaburra. I know from first hand experiance what your bowlers can do with a Duke! I had a cracked rib with six stitches in it when I went to England to play cricket.

Seeing the Queen of England gave your chaps a dinner and cup of tea for winning the ashes in 2005. I wonder what the Queen of Australia will do?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Shoot first and ask questions when you can. You can always say sorry later.

mmitch10
01-05-2007, 01:22 AM
Harmison's first delivery set the tone for England's series. We were outplayed by one of the greatest teams of all time, and gave up too easily. I didn't expect to keep the ashes, but thought England might have a bit more fight in them. Here's hoping we can put up a better fight in 2009...with Warne and McGrath retiring we might stand a chance!

mr.keith
01-05-2007, 01:31 AM
Well played Aussies{teeth slightly clenched),the best team won without a doubt.As someone earlier said,even your bowlers can bat http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif....but I think we could have given you a tougher series if I had been chairman of selectors http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif the selections and preparations were b*ll*cks.

mr.keith
01-05-2007, 01:41 AM
...and well done to Warne, McGrath,Martyn and Langer,all of them superb players.....a pleasure to watch over the years http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

WTE_Moleboy
01-05-2007, 02:16 AM
Farewell- Three of the greats
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Taylortony
01-05-2007, 12:44 PM
See the UK witch hunt has started.............. major shake up of cricket blah blah blah........... these people really need to get out and have a life............ or stay in with a PC and turn all white and pasty http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

WTE_Googly
01-06-2007, 01:46 AM
How could you guys let this fall off the first page http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

Cricket is far more than just a game. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Cheers
Googly

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Bring back Buck!

WTE_Moleboy
01-06-2007, 02:17 AM
Originally posted by WTE_Googly:
How could you guys let this fall off the first page http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

Cricket is far more than just a game. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f173/aceking47/junkers-1.jpg

ploughman
01-06-2007, 02:37 AM
[GRITTED TEETH] Well done Skippies! [/GRITTED TEETH]



I'll miss Shane though, I've always enjoyed watching him bowl against a worthy batsman.

So, all that remains is... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


Dum spiro, spero

smokincrater
01-06-2007, 04:04 AM
Originally posted by WTE_Googly:
How could you guys let this fall off the first page http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

Cricket is far more than just a game. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Thats right,its not a game.Its a way of life. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Shoot first and ask questions when you can. You can always say sorry later.

HotelBushranger
01-06-2007, 04:08 AM
It's a religion! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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You can have no idea just how hostile aircraft can be until they come to your area...
Aircraft which strafe or bomb your positions should be regarded with suspicion, if not deep mistrust. Aircraft which bomb and strafe your position and wear a red circle should certainly be regarded with deep mistrust. In fact, the deeper the better. A six-foot-deep slit trench is an ideal place from which to mistrust them...
Australian soldier VX116124
www.magnum-pc.com (http://www.magnum-pc.com) Be sure.

joeap
01-06-2007, 04:44 AM
Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
It's a religion! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

That makes me an atheist. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif


No I belong to the Canuck hockey sect. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

HotelBushranger
01-06-2007, 05:05 AM
Bloody extremists http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/fokkerdxximodel3ds_Sig.jpg
You can have no idea just how hostile aircraft can be until they come to your area...
Aircraft which strafe or bomb your positions should be regarded with suspicion, if not deep mistrust. Aircraft which bomb and strafe your position and wear a red circle should certainly be regarded with deep mistrust. In fact, the deeper the better. A six-foot-deep slit trench is an ideal place from which to mistrust them...
Australian soldier VX116124
www.magnum-pc.com (http://www.magnum-pc.com) Be sure.

Kongo Otto
01-06-2007, 01:40 PM
Originally posted by blakduk:
It's sad to see the Empire at such a low ebb....

5-0, that is sooooo sad to see.. NOT!

I guess there will be no dinner with the Queen for those boys when they get back to blighty http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

For those of you in countries that don't play cricket, don't feel too bad. Neither can the English and they invented it.

For me as a german it´s no wonder.
I mean you also can not play Football. (Soccer for our friends in the colonies) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Qui sait si l'inconnu qui dort sous l'arche immense mêlant sa gloire epique aux orgueils du passé n'est pas cet etranger devenu fils de France non par le sang reçu,mais par le sang verse.

Xiolablu3
01-06-2007, 01:46 PM
Originally posted by Kongo Otto:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by blakduk:
It's sad to see the Empire at such a low ebb....

5-0, that is sooooo sad to see.. NOT!

I guess there will be no dinner with the Queen for those boys when they get back to blighty http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

For those of you in countries that don't play cricket, don't feel too bad. Neither can the English and they invented it.

For me as a german it´s no wonder.
I mean you also can not play Football. (Soccer for our friends in the colonies) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Last 2 games England Vs Germany:-

1: 5:0 Engalnd win http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

2: Close match - Germany win on penalties.

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DuxCorvan
01-06-2007, 02:13 PM
Isn't cricket a bug which makes "screech-screech" in the night? If so, it is far more enjoyable than the silly medieval fun that bears the same name.

Even the Tudors got bored of it and prefered severing heads. Now that's some action -and the loser has real reasons for grieving.

WTE_Googly
01-06-2007, 04:07 PM
For the uneducated/uncultured amoungst you, I shall attempt to explain cricket.

I was once told that cricket was a game where...

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in.
Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when
he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's
out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in
and the side that's been in goes out and tries to get
those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in
and not out. When a man goes out to go in, the men who
are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes
in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two
men called umpires who stay all out the time and they
decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides
have been in and all the men have been given out, and
both sides have been out twice after all the men have
been in, including those who are not out, that is the
end of the game!

Cricket http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Cheers
Googly

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Bring back Buck!

DuxCorvan
01-06-2007, 04:48 PM
Originally posted by WTE_Googly:
For the uneducated/uncultured amoungst you, I shall attempt to explain cricket.

I was once told that cricket was a game where...

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in.
Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when
he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's
out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in
and the side that's been in goes out and tries to get
those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in
and not out. When a man goes out to go in, the men who
are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes
in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two
men called umpires who stay all out the time and they
decide when the men who are in are out. When both sides
have been in and all the men have been given out, and
both sides have been out twice after all the men have
been in, including those who are not out, that is the
end of the game!

Cricket http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

Now it looks like gang ghey pr0n. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Xiolablu3
01-06-2007, 06:26 PM
Its a bit like Baseball, but you have a target to aim at with the ball which are called stumps.



Baseball is just the same as the game the girls played at school, while the boys played cricket -'rounders' isnt it?

Its a bit like Baseball and rounders except you only have 2 'bases' and the ball is harder. Also only 2 people bat at a time, and when one of those is out the next one comes in.

There are numerous ways to get the person 'out'. A catch without the ball hitting hte ground, hit the stumps (base) with the ball while hte guy has not reached them. Or hit the stumps with the ball when bowling.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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HotelBushranger
01-07-2007, 02:54 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket

For all you wierdos who don't know what cricket is http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/fokkerdxximodel3ds_Sig.jpg
You can have no idea just how hostile aircraft can be until they come to your area...
Aircraft which strafe or bomb your positions should be regarded with suspicion, if not deep mistrust. Aircraft which bomb and strafe your position and wear a red circle should certainly be regarded with deep mistrust. In fact, the deeper the better. A six-foot-deep slit trench is an ideal place from which to mistrust them...
Australian soldier VX116124
www.magnum-pc.com (http://www.magnum-pc.com) Be sure.

Ratsack
01-07-2007, 03:16 AM
Well, it?s nowhere near as ?ghey? as baseball. For a start, the ball is harder. Secondly, there?s no ?foul? if you accidentally hit the batsman. It?s expected of the bowler that he will try to hit the batsman. Frequently. If the batsman is injured, well, that?s just way the game?s played. If it scares the living sh1t out him, that?s better.

Fouls. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif ?Ooohh, the nasty man hit me!!?

Cheers,
Ratsack<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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joeap
01-07-2007, 03:36 AM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:


Now it looks like gang ghey pr0n. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

smokincrater
01-07-2007, 04:06 AM
Originally posted by Ratsack:
Well, it?s nowhere near as ?ghey? as baseball. For a start, the ball is harder. Secondly, there?s no ?foul? if you accidentally hit the batsman. It?s expected of the bowler that he will try to hit the batsman. Frequently. If the batsman is injured, well, that?s just way the game?s played. If it scares the living sh1t out him, that?s better.

Fouls. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif ?Ooohh, the nasty man hit me!!?

Cheers,
Ratsack

Thats fast bowlin` talk. How many wickets did get on the weekend? I could only manage 1/35 off 10 overs.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Shoot first and ask questions when you can. You can always say sorry later.

Akronnick
01-07-2007, 04:13 AM
Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket

For all you wierdos who don't know what cricket is http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

I've been reading that article for the last six hours and I still have no Idea what any of you are talking about.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

---Loose nut removed from cockpit, ship OK

HotelBushranger
01-07-2007, 04:20 AM
It's honestly not that hard to understand!

I think cricket is something that separates smart men from the duds http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/fokkerdxximodel3ds_Sig.jpg
You can have no idea just how hostile aircraft can be until they come to your area...
Aircraft which strafe or bomb your positions should be regarded with suspicion, if not deep mistrust. Aircraft which bomb and strafe your position and wear a red circle should certainly be regarded with deep mistrust. In fact, the deeper the better. A six-foot-deep slit trench is an ideal place from which to mistrust them...
Australian soldier VX116124
www.magnum-pc.com (http://www.magnum-pc.com) Be sure.

Akronnick
01-07-2007, 04:28 AM
Must be something you have to see in action to understand, kind of like football. (And when I say football, I mean football, not that sissified kiddie game where you try to kick a round ball into a net to score a goal.) Which brings me to my next point...

<span class="ev_code_RED">G</span><span class="ev_code_WHITE">O</span> <span class="ev_code_RED">B</span><span class="ev_code_WHITE">U</span><span class="ev_code_RED">C</span><span class="ev_code_WHITE">K</span><span class="ev_code_RED">E</span><span class="ev_code_WHITE">Y</span><span class="ev_code_RED">E</span><span class="ev_code_WHITE">S</span><span class="ev_code_RED">!</span><span class="ev_code_WHITE">!</span><span class="ev_code_RED">!</span><div class="ev_tpc_signature">

---Loose nut removed from cockpit, ship OK

mr.keith
01-07-2007, 04:41 AM
It's much better to play cricket than to watch it,but nowdays I'm old and fat and haven't played for two years.......so you never know maybe I could get into the England side http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

smokincrater
01-07-2007, 04:53 AM
Originally posted by mr.keith:
It's much better to play cricket than to watch it,but nowdays I'm old and fat and haven't played for two years.......so you never know maybe I could get into the England side http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

It never stopped Mike Gatting!<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Shoot first and ask questions when you can. You can always say sorry later.

Ratsack
01-07-2007, 04:54 AM
Originally posted by Akronnick:
Must be something you have to see in action to understand, kind of like football. (And when I say football, I mean football, not that sissified kiddie game where you try to kick a round ball into a net to score a goal.) Which brings me to my next point...

<span class="ev_code_RED">G</span><span class="ev_code_WHITE">O</span> <span class="ev_code_RED">B</span><span class="ev_code_WHITE">U</span><span class="ev_code_RED">C</span><span class="ev_code_WHITE">K</span><span class="ev_code_RED">E</span><span class="ev_code_WHITE">Y</span><span class="ev_code_RED">E</span><span class="ev_code_WHITE">S</span><span class="ev_code_RED">!</span><span class="ev_code_WHITE">!</span><span class="ev_code_RED">!</span>


Yes, well then there's Aussie Rules football. It's a bit like that Irish game, but without the weapons. I sometimes think the ratings would be higher if we gave them weapons. Say, a nice 60 cm Gladius. Perhaps a net. Tridents are good, too, I hear.

cheers,
Ratsack<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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DuxCorvan
01-07-2007, 05:41 AM
Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
I think cricket is something that separates smart men from the duds

So is it that? That duds play cricket? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif


Originally posted by Akronnick:
Must be something you have to see in action to understand, kind of like football. (And when I say football, I mean football, not that sissified kiddie game where you try to kick a round ball into a net to score a goal.)

You mean that kiddie game that is actually played with foot and ball, do you? Oh yes, it is much less interesting that a bunch of ******ed wardrobe-like guys running after one that has stolen a mellon, or something.


Originally posted by Ratsack:
Well, it?s nowhere near as ?ghey? as baseball. For a start, the ball is harder. Secondly, there?s no ?foul? if you accidentally hit the batsman. It?s expected of the bowler that he will try to hit the batsman. Frequently. If the batsman is injured, well, that?s just way the game?s played. If it scares the living sh1t out him, that?s better.

It can be improved even more by using no ball at all. Making the batsman directly use the bat on the bowler, and giving the latter iron fists can actually increase my interest in the game exponentially, and resemble some good Latin entertainment unfortunately lost in time, instead of those breast-shaved guys in tiny caps playing with sticks and little balls, like some stretched gay bar billiards game.

We could call it "cricket for men".

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Ratsack
01-07-2007, 06:17 AM
Originally posted by DuxCorvan:
...

It can be improved even more by using no ball at all. Making the batsman directly use the bat on the bowler,... and resemble some good Latin entertainment unfortunately lost in time, ...

We could call it "cricket for men".

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I've already suggested something along those lines above. Get with the program. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

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Taylortony
01-07-2007, 06:59 AM
Well Gentlemen as you know I am British and I have to tell you, I find Cricket as interesting as sitting reading a DuxCorvan Post...

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but then the idea of paying to watch 22 grown men kicking a bag of wind between 4 sticks does not float my boat either............

WTE_Googly
01-07-2007, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by mr.keith:
It's much better to play cricket than to watch it,but nowdays I'm old and fat and haven't played for two years.......so you never know maybe I could get into the England side http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Cheers
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WTE_Googly
01-07-2007, 03:12 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Akronnick:
Must be something you have to see in action to understand, kind of like football. (And when I say football, I mean football, not that sissified kiddie game where you try to kick a round ball into a net to score a goal.) Which brings me to my next point...

[QUOTE]

RUGBY!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

The only sport which even compares to cricket http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Sorry I am a Kiwi :P (and I don't want to hear about the cricket game between NZ and Sri Lanka the other day thank you very much, still traumatised http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif)<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Cheers
Googly

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Capt.England
01-08-2007, 12:52 PM
You win some, and you lose 5-0me.

Good job us English can take a joke! Now if this was a American game then one of the many Team U.S.A. mod's would be locking this thread and ban us all A.S.A.P.

BTW, IBTL & my 2 weeks off! lol! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Why do joysticks break when you need them the most?

WTE_Googly
01-09-2007, 05:15 AM
Originally posted by Capt.England:
You win some, and you lose 5-0me.


ROFL nice!

But the english really deserve some credit - I mean the Barmy Army kept cheering on their team to the end, and englishmen everywhere seem to be able to be taking it in good humour. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Hopefully their team can get their act together for the next ashes series, and give their supporters something to cheer about http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Cheers
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mmitch10
01-09-2007, 05:57 AM
To be fair, the Aussies are being gracious in victory. The ones I know are giving me a much easier time than I gave them after the last series. I suppose they're feeling sorry for me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif.

HotelBushranger
01-09-2007, 07:07 AM
Wahey! You blokes watch the Twenty20 match tonight? Brit's have more reasons to cry http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif we slogged em!

Bloody good match though, great fun to watch. Especially for Aussies http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Aircraft which strafe or bomb your positions should be regarded with suspicion, if not deep mistrust. Aircraft which bomb and strafe your position and wear a red circle should certainly be regarded with deep mistrust. In fact, the deeper the better. A six-foot-deep slit trench is an ideal place from which to mistrust them...
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ploughman
01-09-2007, 07:34 AM
MMMMMWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrggg gh.

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Dum spiro, spero

HotelBushranger
01-09-2007, 08:12 AM
http://cricket.com.au/_content/image/00017320-image.jpg

http://cricket.com.au/default.aspx?s=newsdisplay&id=38558

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You can have no idea just how hostile aircraft can be until they come to your area...
Aircraft which strafe or bomb your positions should be regarded with suspicion, if not deep mistrust. Aircraft which bomb and strafe your position and wear a red circle should certainly be regarded with deep mistrust. In fact, the deeper the better. A six-foot-deep slit trench is an ideal place from which to mistrust them...
Australian soldier VX116124
www.magnum-pc.com (http://www.magnum-pc.com) Be sure.

ploughman
01-09-2007, 10:49 AM
Pants. We send them on a nice holiday somewhere sunny where the locals 'speeky engrish' (sort of) and the beer doesn't make you blind and all they do is fold like a paper napkin.

No bus rides to Trafalgar Square and a free go on the missus this time boys. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


Dum spiro, spero

Aaron_GT
01-09-2007, 10:50 AM
And when I say football, I mean football, not that sissified kiddie game where you try to kick a round ball into a net to score a goal.

The real man's game is Rugby. None of this notion of a different team of people for offense and defense. No playing for 10 seconds then stopping for a break and a huddle. Full on 11+ men (or women) for 40+ minutes running about pretty much the whole time with the only padding being some wearing small bits of padding around their heads just to ensure their ears don't get pulled off. And then there's Australian Rules (which as far as I can tell has one rule - there are no rules).

Aaron_GT
01-09-2007, 10:51 AM
Pants. We send them on a nice holiday somewhere sunny where the locals 'speeky engrish' (sort of)

They all understand English, as long as you say it loudly and slowly enough :-)

Aaron_GT
01-09-2007, 10:52 AM
To me it's not proper cricket if they are wearing multi-coloured shell suits. Proper whites please.

Bad news though - I hear the Barmy Army is in financial difficulties. Hopefully it won't mean the flower of England's manhood being left stranded in Austrlia.

MarkGos
01-09-2007, 06:58 PM
Originally posted by Aaron_GT:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">And when I say football, I mean football, not that sissified kiddie game where you try to kick a round ball into a net to score a goal.

The real man's game is Rugby. None of this notion of a different team of people for offense and defense. No playing for 10 seconds then stopping for a break and a huddle. Full on 11+ men (or women) for 40+ minutes running about pretty much the whole time with the only padding being some wearing small bits of padding around their heads just to ensure their ears don't get pulled off. And then there's Australian Rules (which as far as I can tell has one rule - there are no rules). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Australian Rules does have one Rule -

Kill the Dill with the Pill

smokincrater
01-09-2007, 07:08 PM
Take heart England. 20/20 is a fun game,not a REAL game. Thats coming up shortly with real one day games!<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Shoot first and ask questions when you can. You can always say sorry later.

Dunhill_BKK
01-10-2007, 12:23 AM
Take heart at what? You reckon because the Aussies thrash England in Test Cricket and 20/20 that England must do really well in one-day matches?

In Australia no less?

I think you're still delusional from the fluke Ashes win in England. I hope you enjoyed it you may not see another English Ashes victory for a long, long time.

Next you'll be thinking you can beat the All Blacks at Rugby Union.

HotelBushranger
01-10-2007, 12:41 AM
They're just looking for excuses because they lost both the Ashes and the Twenty20 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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You can have no idea just how hostile aircraft can be until they come to your area...
Aircraft which strafe or bomb your positions should be regarded with suspicion, if not deep mistrust. Aircraft which bomb and strafe your position and wear a red circle should certainly be regarded with deep mistrust. In fact, the deeper the better. A six-foot-deep slit trench is an ideal place from which to mistrust them...
Australian soldier VX116124
www.magnum-pc.com (http://www.magnum-pc.com) Be sure.

Taylortony
01-10-2007, 12:51 PM
Yup but then again you are really closet Brits.................. after all we did deport you all in the first place http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

and all that for a loaf of bread, pork pie, stolen rabbit etc etc etc....

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ploughman
01-10-2007, 03:01 PM
My Gran retired to Australia and then won the lottery. Pretty slick I thought. Not sure if she liked pork pies though.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">


Dum spiro, spero

WTE_Googly
01-10-2007, 07:10 PM
Originally posted by Taylortony:
Yup but then again you are really closet Brits.................. after all we did deport you all in the first place http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

and all that for a loaf of bread, pork pie, stolen rabbit etc etc etc....

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This one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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Cheers
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panther3485
01-11-2007, 06:36 AM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
My Gran retired to Australia and then won the lottery. Pretty slick I thought.

I see great wisdom in your family, Ploughman! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

John_Pimlott
01-11-2007, 07:12 AM
All very well saying that Aus won, I mean on the surface I can see why it looks that way. But its tactical isn't it? Like a gift to the boys down under sort of thing. You follow? Its gentlemanly to gift the game to Aus. Same thing with football. England are the best obviously, but modesty and chilvalry dictates that the game is given. Otherwise no-one else would want to play would they? England's gift to the world if you like.
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John_Pimlott
01-11-2007, 01:10 PM
SYDNEY, Australia(AP) - A seven-year-old boy was at the centre of a Parramatta, NSW courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him.

The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with child custody law and regulations requiring that family unity be maintained to the degree
possible.

The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When the judge then suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried out that they also beat him.

After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have custody of him.

After two recesses to check legal references and confer with child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the English Cricket Team, whom the boy firmly believes are not capable of beating anyone.

WTE_Googly
01-11-2007, 03:46 PM
LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Cheers
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smokincrater
01-11-2007, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by John_Pimlott:
SYDNEY, Australia(AP) - A seven-year-old boy was at the centre of a Parramatta, NSW courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him.

The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with child custody law and regulations requiring that family unity be maintained to the degree
possible.

The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When the judge then suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried out that they also beat him.

After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have custody of him.

After two recesses to check legal references and confer with child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the English Cricket Team, whom the boy firmly believes are not capable of beating anyone.

Bravo well done! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif You got to send that tothe surpporters E-mail. What is it by the way?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Taylortony
01-12-2007, 04:29 PM
Originally posted by panther3485:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ploughman:
My Gran retired to Australia and then won the lottery. Pretty slick I thought.

I see great wisdom in your family, Ploughman! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

She would have shown greater wisdom if after winning it she promptly emigrated http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

panther3485
01-13-2007, 10:28 PM
Originally posted by Taylortony:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by panther3485:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ploughman:
My Gran retired to Australia and then won the lottery. Pretty slick I thought.

I see great wisdom in your family, Ploughman! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

She would have shown greater wisdom if after winning it she promptly emigrated http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Perhaps, as long as she didn't go back to the UK! Canada would be quite nice, I think. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Xiolablu3
01-14-2007, 06:05 AM
Is this the England blows chunks thread? Good I'm in the right place...


The weather SUCKS right now, will that bloody wind ever stop blowing a gale?

I HATE the winter in England. I am going to start hibernating in October thru to March.

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panther3485
01-14-2007, 07:56 AM
Originally posted by Xiolablu3:
Is this the England blows chunks thread? Good I'm in the right place...


The weather SUCKS right now, will that bloody wind ever stop blowing a gale?

I HATE the winter in England. I am going to start hibernating in October thru to March.

Roll on summer.

Sounds like you need a liberal dose of hot weather, cold beer and long golden beaches to lift you out of the doldrums. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Jump on a plane and come on down. I'll chuck another slab in the fridge and fire up the BBQ. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Taylortony
01-14-2007, 04:13 PM
You Aussies better watch out or we will send the Antiques Roadshow back to visit you........ that'll sort the men out from the boys... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Copperhead310th
01-14-2007, 04:27 PM
A cricket is a litte bug you put on yer hook to fish with. no wonder they suck. no cricjkets in merry ol England!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gifmust suck really bad to have to fish with rubber worms all the time!

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John_Pimlott
01-14-2007, 04:49 PM
Originally posted by Copperhead310th:
A cricket is a litte bug you put on yer hook to fish with. no wonder they suck. no cricjkets in merry ol England!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gifmust suck really bad to have to fish with rubber worms all the time!

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That's completely hatstand. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

dusta01
01-14-2007, 11:03 PM
Originally posted by Taylortony:
I thought it was deliberately done after all the moaning the Aussies did last time......

The moaning coming from them was like a Brothel holding a bank Holiday sale.......

i can only imagine the moaning thats happening now. I guess english fans have learnt to gloat once they have the ability to defend an ashes. i know plenty of englishman with mud on their face after the abuse they gave me when we narrowly lost the ashes in 95 . Makes me lol 5-0 . First time in 82 odd years .<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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WTE_Googly
01-15-2007, 04:12 AM
Originally posted by dusta01:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Taylortony:
I thought it was deliberately done after all the moaning the Aussies did last time......

The moaning coming from them was like a Brothel holding a bank Holiday sale.......

i can only imagine the moaning thats happening now. I guess english fans have learnt to gloat once they have the ability to defend an ashes. i know plenty of englishman with mud on their face after the abuse they gave me when we narrowly lost the ashes in 95 . Makes me lol 5-0 . First time in 82 odd years . </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah last time was in 1921 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Just watched the Shane Warne interview with Parkinson. Warnie is a character isn't he http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

Cheers
Googly

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Xiolablu3
01-15-2007, 10:25 PM
Watch it Panther, or you may have a knock at your door sometime soon .


Keep milking it boys http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif


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01-19-2007, 03:45 AM
One dayers, how embarrassing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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