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  1. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    27 Nov '06 15:52
    Just watched some Cricket at Youtube, guess what I heard?

    chirp, chirp, chirp.

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  2. 27 Nov '06 16:50
    I'm rubbing my knees in anticipation!
  3. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    27 Nov '06 21:28
    If a cricket knocks over some lincoln logs and tinker toys on an oval lawn and no one is around to see or hear, does it make a noise?
  4. Standard member dyl
    28 Nov '06 16:47 / 1 edit
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-vwnDowR3w


    Edit: Here's something that might help, Phlab: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi0K0V-SBEc.
  5. Subscriber Crowley
    Not Aleister
    28 Nov '06 21:48
    Here's some more Phlabs:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIbSWj0AtjM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObMVIQq7Nao&mode=related&search=
  6. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    28 Nov '06 23:21 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Crowley
    Here's some more Phlabs:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIbSWj0AtjM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObMVIQq7Nao&mode=related&search=
    First movie was very interesting. Another few posts like these and I might understand the game. I thought there were 3 bases... home, and one on the right and left. ??? I never realized there was so much playing field (pitch) behind a batter.

    Second movie, this happens to be the movie I watched that made me start this thread. Looks like a pop fly bunt to a third baseman in MLB... (ie. No big deal)

    Here is a real catch:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojAVMtdnn4Y

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  7. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    29 Nov '06 00:29 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Phlabibit


    Here is a real catch:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojAVMtdnn4Y

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    Nice one P.

    This is THE catch:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dK6zPbkFnE
  8. Standard member Red Night
    RHP Prophet
    29 Nov '06 04:26
    I found the following inciteful comments on the internet:

    Cricket is a crock.


    I watched less than 30 minutes of this poor-excuse-for-a-sport and I want my time back. I could’ve used more brain cells watching The Jerry Springer Show.

    My main gripes? Cricket players wear dorky ultra-white leisure suits, take tea breaks every few hours, and a batsman can drive in 100-plus runs per at bat, yielding final scores like 5 billion to 4.6 billion.

    Worse yet, cricket fans sip champagne instead of cheap beer.

    In one of the most appalling moments in sports history, I watched a cricketeer — like a Mouseketeer, just less athletic — limp off the field after a “gruesome” mid-game injury. The commentators scrambled through video clips between sipping tea, replaying the incident from every imaginable angle. Several terrifying minutes passed before they could pinpoint the cause of damage.

    No, it wasn’t an ankle sprain. Maybe a pulled hamstring or an ACL strain?

    Finally, the diagnosis arrived. The player had suffered a career-threatening bee sting on his butt.
  9. Subscriber Crowley
    Not Aleister
    29 Nov '06 06:13
    Originally posted by Red Night
    I found the following inciteful comments on the internet:

    Cricket is a crock.


    I watched less than 30 minutes of this poor-excuse-for-a-sport and I want my time back. I could’ve used more brain cells watching The Jerry Springer Show.

    My main gripes? Cricket players wear dorky ultra-white leisure suits, take tea breaks every few hours, and a batsm ...[text shortened]... ally, the diagnosis arrived. The player had suffered a career-threatening bee sting on his butt.
    I could rustle up something like this for baseball as well.

    I think americans and the rest of the world should just accept that we won't ever 'understand' each other's games...
  10. Subscriber Crowley
    Not Aleister
    29 Nov '06 08:13 / 1 edit
    These are some awesome catches and some good fielding. Note the lack of the HUGE glove:
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2751861538415262473&q=cricket+catches
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=596575922641479703&q=cricket+catches
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHe8zg8zZUY
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH2I6DdK21c
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mLHOylW5z8&mode=related&search=
  11. Standard member Varg
    Thinking...
    29 Nov '06 08:21
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Here is a real catch:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojAVMtdnn4Y

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    So, is the batsman out, or what?
  12. Standard member Varg
    Thinking...
    29 Nov '06 08:23
    Originally posted by dyl
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-vwnDowR3w


    Edit: Here's something that might help, Phlab: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi0K0V-SBEc.
    First video is good, aggressive bowling, Aussie whingers.

    Second is funny.
    But when is the last time you saw a long stop?
  13. Subscriber Crowley
    Not Aleister
    29 Nov '06 08:31
    Originally posted by Varg
    But when is the last time you saw a long stop?
    Yeah, in primary school this was an essential fielding position.
  14. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    29 Nov '06 13:43
    Originally posted by Red Night
    Nice one P.

    This is THE catch:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dK6zPbkFnE
    Was he even looking?
  15. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    29 Nov '06 13:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Varg
    So, is the batsman out, or what?
    Yeah, that's an out... and I believe they got the guy at first also. You can't advance if the ball is caught, and must go back to your original base. This was a long double play.

    Watch the guy at first base, gets the tag on the bag and calls the guy out to save the ump some time! Sweet.

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