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Re: World Cup (the cricket one)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:31 pm
by CJ+
:D :D :D

fcuking hell that was tense.

But now it's all :D

Re: World Cup (the cricket one)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:35 pm
by desertweasel
Holy shit that was wild

Re: World Cup (the cricket one)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:51 pm
by DI Burnside
Fchking hell !!!!!

I’m so hard right now.

Re: World Cup (the cricket one)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:47 pm
by NNK
Auckland airport was at a stand still then grown men crying, reported by my wife

Re: World Cup (the cricket one)

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:30 pm
by Dirk
I know I am biased, but if you don't think that was a great advert for cricket then I think you are talking bollocks. Well done to NZ as runners up, that literally (and for once that is true literally) was as close as it could be.

Brilliant

Re: World Cup (the cricket one)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:15 am
by tanglerat
Nice to see a Paddy lift a World Cup. Can we have him back now?

Re: World Cup (the cricket one)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:28 am
by Dirk
I have to say that almost all of the match I was either pessimistic or convinced we had lost. Though with 7 overs left I was looking for the rules in the event of a tie

But such an amazing match with so many moments that could have turned the game

Re: World Cup (the cricket one)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:36 am
by Greg66
I really can't stand cricket, but that was one of the most gripping sporting spectacles I have ever seen. Amazing.

Re: World Cup (the cricket one)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:38 am
by Greg66
Also: on the wireless this morning some talking head made the point that England is the only nation to have won the football, cricket and rugby world cups.

I doubt any other nation is capable of doing that.

Though had we not banked the Jules Rimet all those years ago it would now be out of our grasp.

Re: World Cup (the cricket one)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:28 pm
by DI Burnside
And the T20 World Cup

Re: World Cup (the cricket one)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:30 pm
by DI Burnside
Dirk wrote:I have to say that almost all of the match I was either pessimistic or convinced we had lost


From about 10 overs into our innings I thought it was slipping away, by about 40 I thought we'd lost it.

Re: World Cup (the cricket one)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:33 pm
by thekungfury
Greg66 wrote:Also: on the wireless this morning some talking head made the point that England is the only nation to have won the football, cricket and rugby world cups.

I doubt any other nation is capable of doing that.

Probably because cricket and rugby are watched/played by a tiny proportion of the globe and those that do play it to a reasonable level don't care about football.

Re: World Cup (the cricket one)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:44 pm
by Doctor Congo
A billion Indians, 150 million Pakistanis, 160 million Bangladeshis, 20 million Sri Lankan’s are not a tiny proportion of the worlds population.

Though the number that play both cricket and rugby is probably very small.

Re: World Cup (the cricket one)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:01 pm
by Greg66
RWC contenders for the foreseeable future: NZ, Aus, SA, Eng, (maybe) Fr, Wal, Ire.

Of those, only France have a realistic shot at winning the football World Cup nowadays, or in the foreseeable future. They are not going to win a cricket WC anytime soon.

Re: World Cup (the cricket one)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:16 pm
by thekungfury
Doctor Congo wrote:A billion Indians, 150 million Pakistanis, 160 million Bangladeshis, 20 million Sri Lankan’s are not a tiny proportion of the worlds population.

Though the number that play both cricket and rugby is probably very small.

I didn't say population. The point is cricket and rugby are both commonwealth nation sports and pretty much nobody else cares about them.

The Venn for football/cricket/rugby has England standing alone at the centre with maybe only Australia creeping in.

Re: World Cup (the cricket one)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:58 pm
by Doctor Congo
thekungfury wrote:
Doctor Congo wrote:A billion Indians, 150 million Pakistanis, 160 million Bangladeshis, 20 million Sri Lankan’s are not a tiny proportion of the worlds population.

Though the number that play both cricket and rugby is probably very small.

I didn't say population. The point is cricket and rugby are both commonwealth nation sports and pretty much nobody else cares about them.

The Venn for football/cricket/rugby has England standing alone at the centre with maybe only Australia creeping in.



Yes that maybe so but the numbers who play and watch Cricket vastly outweighs nearly every other sport apart from football.

Re: World Cup (the cricket one)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:02 pm
by Dirk
There is a much bigger overlap between football and rugby (Italy, france, Argentina Forex)

But England is only one to win those two

And it is the very fact that England does manage to get enough people to be so strong in all 3 that is remarkable

Re: World Cup (the cricket one)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:46 pm
by tanglerat
thekungfury wrote:
Doctor Congo wrote:A billion Indians, 150 million Pakistanis, 160 million Bangladeshis, 20 million Sri Lankan’s are not a tiny proportion of the worlds population.

Though the number that play both cricket and rugby is probably very small.

I didn't say population. The point is cricket and rugby are both commonwealth nation sports and pretty much nobody else cares about them.



'Scuse me, Commonwealth and former Commonwealth countries, if you don't mind.

Re: World Cup (the cricket one)

PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:13 pm
by Dirk
Nah, countries that have left the commonwealth are no good at the big team sports. Witness you and USA

Re: World Cup (the cricket one)

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:17 am
by tanglerat
Dirk wrote:Nah, countries that have left the commonwealth are no good at the big team sports. Witness you and USA


Point of order, wimmins world cup a fortnight ago.

Plus something about recent Grand Slams.