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Australia in Sri Lanka 2016

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by The torpedo, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Sri Lanka now 5/40
  2. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    Jaysus, SL 40/5in the 21st, Starc 3/10 off 7.

    EDIT: @The Torpedo, translated your score from Strayan to MCC :)
  3. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    It was almost 6/35 but Sri Lanka successfully appealed
  4. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Sri Lanka 5/55 at lunch
  5. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    141/5 at tea, de Silva 74* & Chandimal 37* keeping Aus wicketless in the middle session.
  6. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    Bet there's a Pom or two. Apparently he was born in the same village and is a big fan of Cristiano Ronaldo.
  7. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    There is, inevitably, a list on wiki that says there's been two, the other being Dick Westcott of South Africa, 1954-58.

    They list 52 players "born in non-Test playing nations" but I can't help noticing that 30 of them are from Scotland, Northern Ireland or just Ireland prior to independence. No-one is listed as being Welsh, though, which is doubly odd: surely if Scotland & Ireland are "non-Test playing nations" then so must be Wales?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Test_cricketers_born_in_non-Test_playing_nations

    EDIT: just to add to the oddness, according to a different wiki page, ".The England cricket team is the team that represents England and Wales (and until 1992 also Scotland)..." So how then can Mike Denness etc be listed as being born in a non-Test playing nation?
  8. Strewthcobber Paul McLean (56)

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    Nah - the ECB is officially the England and Wales cricket board.

    Presumably this is because of Glamorgan's historical position in county cricket.

    Bit like the West indies
  9. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    ^^^^^^^^^^ ECB has only existed since 1/01/97 & as above the preceding Test & County Cricket Board officially represented Scotland until 1992. Still researching the Irish side of things (my money's already on the Irish having been screwed over by the English at some point, tho :))
  10. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    Sri Lanka 5/241 at stumps, great recovery from 5/26 in the first session.
  11. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    The Irish Cricket Union (forerunner of Cricket Ireland) was founded in 1923.

    http://www.cricketireland.ie/about/history

    Interesting to read that in 1902 the Gaelic Athletic Association banned its members from playing the "English"sports of rugby, football and cricket and that the ban lasted for 70 years.
  12. Strewthcobber Paul McLean (56)

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    India A show they have their own struggles batting away - all out for 56 in 16 overs in Townsville. Just one player made more than 7
  13. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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    Tremors took 5/25 off 7. Just too easy.
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  14. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    Rain delay in Colombo, SL 301/7 (de Silva 129, Chandimal 105*). Aussies must feel they've let a match-winning position slip.
  15. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    Starc finally gets Chandimal for 132, SL now 348/8 (Starc 4/63).
  16. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    Starc picks up another five-for (5/63) to end SL's innings at 355.
  17. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Now watch us get rolled for less than 200
  18. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    Good score, especially from 5/26.

    We have it all to do now - essential that we bat with composure and not throw wickets away trying to hit bowlers out of the attack.
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  19. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    And look what happens - whoop-de-fucking-do.

    Australia 1/23

    Warner out attempting to smash it
  20. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    Yes. But, David Warner. Marsh, Marsh & Henriques to the rescue... that Smith bloke owes you a few runs, too.

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