The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Thu May 07, 2020 2:44 pm

Blowers :wub: And no chance of any Vaughan commentary. :wub:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Thu May 07, 2020 4:15 pm

Brett Lee steaming in at >90mph :wub:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Mini E » Sun May 10, 2020 12:09 pm

Watchalong of the final Edgbaston day with Warne/KP/Key/Hussain currently on Sky Cricket (normal coverage on Sky ME).

Warne just accidentally dropped into the conversation that their nickname for Ashley Giles was Smash me Miles :lol:

Warne also just used the phrase "trying my bollocks off" at 12:35pm :lol:

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Mon May 11, 2020 11:32 pm

Sky Sports Mix is playing a series of Ben Stokes's finest moments and one of them has just made me blorl IRL. :lol:

It's Stokes's 85-ball ton at Lord's vs. New Zealand. Stokes in on 99. Bowler comes in, Stokes bumps it into the on-side to grab the single and celebrates. A minute or so later, they show a slow-mo replay, where the England team is celebrating and Joe Root is giving him the Marlon Samuels salute :lol:

https://youtu.be/K1Yu4gQMd30 - 15:00

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Balladeer » Tue May 12, 2020 8:44 am

Sadly my fondness for Ben took a hit given the unfortunate yet unsurprising revelation that he thinks BJ’s coronavirus speech the other day was brilliant. Like I said, it’s not too surprising: Ian Botham is a raving loony Brexiteer, and most cricketers follow suit I expect. Does mean that the whole artist vs. art thing has come into play, and that’s always been a tricky one for me.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Rex Kramer » Tue May 12, 2020 8:47 am

Love the art not the artist.

Vaughan's twitter is an absolute car crash of populist right leaning nonsense at times. I guess cricket is a sport that tends to lean towards the conservative, it's not traditionally a working class game.

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PostRe: The Cricket Thread - New Year New (Vir)Us
by Drumstick » Tue May 12, 2020 9:06 am

He did later give some clarity to his comment "context not content".

Vaughan is a totally different story, he's retired and his job now is to commentate (on whatever topic he sees fit, whether his opinion is requested or not, apparently).

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