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Poster:supergoddess58
Date:2007-06-11 10:43
Subject:Brett Lee Website
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Mood: annoyed

HI! There's a brand new Brett Lee website and forum, please do visit! Brett Lee Online
and Brett Lee Online Forum

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Poster:marto_gal_30
Date:2006-04-22 14:26
Subject:Saffa Community
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Please join saffa_cricket All things Saffa cricket

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Poster:bamsmomsaysfuk
Date:2006-01-17 18:36
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Hi.

I was just wondering if anyone had any idea how much one should expect to pay for a ticket to a test match?
I'm going to The Ashes this year (hopefully - OMG!), but I don't know how much to budget for?

If anyone knows, a rough figure would be appreciated!

Thanks ^_^

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Poster:whentherainx
Date:2005-12-15 18:27
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Hi everyone, just a quick post too stay that my sister and i have finally made a het/gen fic community @ legendofcricket
Feel free to join (it makes us feel popular) and spread the happy vibes.
cheers

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Poster:duj_1arm
Date:2005-11-22 14:51
Subject:Cricketers aiming for Christmas #1
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England sing Jerusalem for charity

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Poster:duj_1arm
Date:2005-11-14 14:41
Subject:There is a test series on you know...
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Well this could be interesting.

Pakistan still 19 runs behind, 8 wickets in hand and 2 days play left. If England can skittle them cheaply before tea tomorrow then they should cruise to victory, but a fifth day sub-continent pitch with two decent spinners has undone other teams before.

Trescothick certainly hasn't let being captain affect his batting.

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Poster:tonic_and_gin
Date:2005-10-06 11:23
Subject:American new to the Cricket scene
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I just got back from a trip. I happened to be in London during the Ashes, and while I was there I had no idea how the game was played, why the Ashes was so big, etc etc. Luckily I found someone to explain the game to me...the next leg of my trip took me to Africa where Cricket was on TV all the time in my hotel room and now I'm hooked!

My question to you cricket fans: Where can I watch cricket in America (Washington, DC)? Is there a TV station that specializes in Cricket? How do I find a starter club if I want to play?


Thanks!

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Poster:upinarms2005
Date:2005-09-27 14:36
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Hey,

Thought you guys might like this test about the Ashes - see how well you were paying attention!

http://www.abctest.co.uk/index.asp?PageID=315&TestID=89

Thanks!

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Poster:duj_1arm
Date:2005-09-21 15:09
Subject:Squads
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The England Test squad for the tour to Pakistan was named last week. General consensus is that there will probably be another spinner added to the squad before they head on to India, but for Pakistan it looks like this:

Michael Vaughan(capt) (RHB), Jimmy Anderson (rt arm, med-fast), Ian Bell (RHB), Paul Collingwood (A/R), Andrew Flintoff (A/R), Ashley Giles (lt arm orth.), Steve Harmison (rt arm hostile), Matthew Hoggard (rt arm med-fast), Geraint Jones (wk), Simon Jones (rt arm swing), Alex Loudon (A/R), Kevin Pietersen (RHB), Matt Prior (wk), Andrew Strauss (LHB), Chris Tremlett (rt arm fast-med), Marcus Trescothick (LHB), Shaun Udal (rt arm o.s.)

For those of you who have forgotten, Jimmy Anderson is an excellent seam bowler, who fell apart a couple of years back but has regained his form in spectacular fashion this summer. If England had needed to win the last Ashes test there is absolutely no doubt he would have played as the replacement for Simon Jones. Also was the first cricketer to sport the haircut KP made famous over the summer, though his stripe was red.

And here's a quick introduction to the "new" players.

Alex Loudon is an all-rounder who bowls off-spin. Is apparently able to bowl the Doosra, and seemed to use it to great effect yesterday for Warks. against Yorkshire.

Chris Tremlett is a seam bowler who plays for Hampshire. He played in some of the One Day Internationals and the Twenty20 game against Australia. Solid bowler, not very quick but varies his pace and line very well.

Matt Prior. Batting wicket-keeper. Similar to Geraint Jones in that most people would see him as a batsman first and a keeper second. Chris Read would have been the purists choice, but Prior and Jones allow you to keep that extra bowler in the line-up.

Shaun Udal. Hampshire's off-spinner, and captain when Warne is on international duty. Very experienced, he was called into the test squad a decade ago but never played a match, and can always be relied on to tie down one end and stem the flow of runs. Doesn't get huge turn, but on the sub-continent if you get the flight right the pitch will give you plenty of help.

In other news Australia dropped Damien Martyn for the Test against the World XI, and axed Kasprowicz and Gillespie from both the Test and ODI squads.

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Poster:duj_1arm
Date:2005-09-13 16:33
Subject:Farewell my old adversary...
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SK Warne 252.5 overs, 37 maidens, 40 for 797 at 19.92

GD McGrath 134.0 overs, 22 maidens, 19 for 440 at 23.15

Look at those figures, and in your heart you know that with a fully fit McGrath we would not now be celebrating England's first Ashes series victory since 1987. For the last time we have seen Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath bowl in a test match in England, and I for one am sorry to see them go. Yes it makes it easier to beat them next time if those guys aren't playing, but who wouldn't want to watch the best seam bowler and by far and away the best spin bowler in the world bowling in tandem.

I was 16 and sitting down revising for my GCSE's when I first saw Shane Warne bowl. Here was someone who really looked like a "typical Aussie" blonde hair, blue eyes, earrings and all, built like a supermiddleweight boxer and more attitude than Ali. He came up towards the crease, rolled his arm over, flicked his wrist, and Mike Gatting looked round to see a ball that had pitched a mile outside leg stump spin around behind him onto middle and off. Hell of a way to announce your presence to the world.

I remember later on in that series on the one occasion Robin Smith managed to get to grips with Warne and was smacking him all over the park that he came in a bit quicker and bowled a bouncer up into his ribs. Then, and for the next few Ashes series, Warne dominated England again, and again, and again. He was always ably supported by a strong seam attack, led by Merv Hughes at the start of his career, and then by the equally impressive Glenn McGrath at the end. I am of the opinion that if McGrath had been able to stay healthy all through his career we would have been witnessing a race between himself and Warne to that 600 wicket mark this summer, and while 518 wickets is a hell of a lot, you seem to feel that it doesn't do justice to a bowler who never seemed to need a loosener, who always came in bowling line and length at the top of off stump and who in his youth was as quick as they came. I'm glad that I'll be able to keep on watching these two play Test cricket on television for at least another couple of years, but I'm sad to see them leave England as Australia's main test bowlers for the last time.

It is also time for those of us in the UK to say farewell to another amazing Australian leg-spinner, Richie Benaud, who is heading home to commentate on the sport there. Ever since I can remember he has been the voice on the TV. It was Richie who taught me the difference between a Cover Point and a Deep Gully, who first explained to us all exactly how Shane Warne did what he did, and who was mildly concerened by the actions of some of the Pakistani fast bowlers in "roughing up" the ball during a series in England in the early 90s.

So, farewell to all three, the best of luck for the future, and Warney had better be back at Hampshire next summer.

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Poster:lfc_fan
Date:2005-09-12 20:41
Subject:ITS ALL OVER!!!!
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Great stuff, especially from KP and Giles, and it was great watching the presentation with Flintoff man of the series. Anyone else going to the parade tomrrow?

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Poster:duj_1arm
Date:2005-09-12 12:44
Subject:STOP GETTING OUT YOU SILLY BASTARDS!
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One more session. Just the one. That will be enough.

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Poster:stephelise
Date:2005-09-10 01:02
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Go Australia!! thats all i have to say amongst you poms, we are doing well for once!! although that english weather seems to be in your favour.... hopefully that will change and it will be sunny dispite what the weather is forecasted for tomorrow! Otherwise i will be vastly disappointed, as all the aussies will be.

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Poster:duj_1arm
Date:2005-09-06 13:38
Subject:Jones will defnitely miss test, but who should play?
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Poll #565291 Who would you pick?

Simon Jones will not play in the final test. Of the two players called into the squad which one would you pick to replace him?

James Anderson
4(28.6%)
Paul Collingwood
10(71.4%)

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Poster:duj_1arm
Date:2005-08-30 16:07
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Poll #561701 Who should it be....

If Simon Jones isn't fit for the last test, who should be brought in?

Chris Tremlett, you can't beat a bit of youthful energy
2(25.0%)
Darren Gough. You know he'd be up for a final crack at the Aussies
1(12.5%)
Paul Collingwood. Gives you an extra bat if you need to play out a draw
4(50.0%)
Other
1(12.5%)

If other, enter who you would pick:

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Poster:bamsmomsaysfuk
Date:2005-08-29 23:15
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Hello.
I'm back to bother you all with more questions. ^_^

ETA: First of all, I don't have a hugely reliable source, so this might be wrong, but is The Oval in London? And if it is, where abouts?
I did some research, found out myself. Thanks though.
Also, I'd really like to go down and watch some of the 5th test, but tickets are going on eBay for upwards of £600, and I don't ahve that kind of money, so would there be any point in going down and watching some of it in a pub or something near the ground?
I'd like to be in the middle of it all when England win =)

If anyone could help I'd be very grateful, thanks in advance =D

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Poster:nicwhite86
Date:2005-08-29 20:07
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Dear God,

Please let Glen McGrath's elbow be OK for The Oval.
If not can you ensure Flintoff breaks his leg?

Cheers.

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Poster:duj_1arm
Date:2005-08-29 09:23
Subject:A simple request.
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Dear God,

Please let Simon Jones' ankle be OK for The Oval.
If not can you ensure 5 days of rain?

Cheers.

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Poster:bamsmomsaysfuk
Date:2005-08-28 20:35
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Fantastic. I only caught the last hour or so today, but it was nail-biting stuff towards the end there!
How come, though, that if England won then we go 2-1 up, but if Australia had won, they would have the Ashes?

Also, does anyone have any clear pics of Flintoff and Pietersen? Their faces, ideally next to each other?
I need them for fangirl reasons.
Thank you ^_^

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Poster:stephelise
Date:2005-08-27 17:03
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Hello im steph, and I just thought to write, how good was tait for australia? His very first game, and i reckon he was the best bowler on the ground, better then even good old warne! I think engalnd will unfortunatly win this game, but you never know, Australia might put up a fight.
And how about the world vs australia series coming up? what do you think about there choice of players for the ICC World XI sides?

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