Discussion in 'Cricket' started by The torpedo, Jul 26, 2016.
Sri Lanka now 5/40
Jaysus, SL 40/5in the 21st, Starc 3/10 off 7.
EDIT: @The Torpedo, translated your score from Strayan to MCC
It was almost 6/35 but Sri Lanka successfully appealed
Sri Lanka 5/55 at lunch
141/5 at tea, de Silva 74* & Chandimal 37* keeping Aus wicketless in the middle session.
Bet there's a Pom or two. Apparently he was born in the same village and is a big fan of Cristiano Ronaldo.
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?
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?
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
^^^^^^^^^^ 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 )
Sri Lanka 5/241 at stumps, great recovery from 5/26 in the first session.
The Irish Cricket Union (forerunner of Cricket Ireland) was founded in 1923.
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.
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
Tremors took 5/25 off 7. Just too easy.
Rain delay in Colombo, SL 301/7 (de Silva 129, Chandimal 105*). Aussies must feel they've let a match-winning position slip.
Starc finally gets Chandimal for 132, SL now 348/8 (Starc 4/63).
Starc picks up another five-for (5/63) to end SL's innings at 355.
Now watch us get rolled for less than 200
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.
And look what happens - whoop-de-fucking-do.
Warner out attempting to smash it
Yes. But, David Warner. Marsh, Marsh & Henriques to the rescue... that Smith bloke owes you a few runs, too.
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