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

    chirp, chirp, chirp.

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    I'm rubbing my knees in anticipation!
  3. Standard memberRed Night
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    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?
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    28 Nov '06 16:471 edit
    YouTube


    Edit: Here's something that might help, Phlab: YouTube.
  5. Standard memberCrowley
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    28 Nov '06 21:48
    Here's some more Phlabs:
    YouTube
    YouTube&mode=related&search=
  6. Standard memberPhlabibit
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    28 Nov '06 23:211 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:

    YouTube

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  7. Standard memberRed Night
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    29 Nov '06 00:291 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:

    YouTube
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    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.
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    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...
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    29 Nov '06 08:131 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
    YouTube
    YouTube
    YouTube&mode=related&search=
  11. Standard memberVarg
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    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?
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    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. Standard memberCrowley
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    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 memberPhlabibit
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    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 memberPhlabibit
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    29 Nov '06 13:451 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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