It's just not cricket

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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by djewesbury » 02:55 Sun 17 Nov 2013

DRT wrote:
LGTrotter wrote:1)Daniel is not an Englishman.
2)Sachin is a god.
3)Indians make better English gentlemen than the English ever did.
One of those is very wrong.
Fortunately, the bit of me that's not English is, via my mother, Indian. So what he took with one hand, he gave with the other.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by LGTrotter » 02:57 Sun 17 Nov 2013

You're right, I must write and apologise to Sachin.

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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by DRT » 03:02 Sun 17 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:the bit of me that's not English is, via my mother, Indian.
This needs to be tested before we accept it.

I have no reason to doubt that that statement is true other than the fact I know you sometime say things for comedic effect. Fez up. Half Indian? True or false?
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by jdaw1 » 10:06 Sun 17 Nov 2013

DRT wrote:Half Indian? True or false?
True of DJ.

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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by djewesbury » 11:09 Sun 17 Nov 2013

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Half Indian? True or false?
True of DJ.
Indeed. In India, I am a god.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by AHB » 23:54 Sun 17 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Half Indian? True or false?
True of DJ.
Indeed. In India, I am a god.
But have you ever scored 16 in England?
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by djewesbury » 23:59 Sun 17 Nov 2013

AHB wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:Half Indian? True or false?
True of DJ.
Indeed. In India, I am a god.
But have you ever scored 16 in England?
Yes. I forget my high score but it was above 16. In fact I briefly attended the Alf Gover Cricket School in Wandsworth, around the corner from where my father now lives; I think I went with my school friend Ram Patel. But by secondary school, ours being a rugby school, and my eyesight forbidding me to advance at that game, I never advanced beyond the E team. If you're no good at rugby, after all, it obviously follows that there's no point evaluating your skill in cricket.

Mark Butcher was in the year above me. Don't remember him being much cop at rugby. I could be wrong.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by LGTrotter » 19:31 Wed 20 Nov 2013

Ashes starts tonight. Just saying.

More irritatingly my brother-in-law is going to all five days of the opening test for flumpence (compared to what you would pay over here).

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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by benread » 19:38 Wed 20 Nov 2013

Is anyone else debating a late nightcap and a little TMS around midnight tonight?!
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Post by djewesbury » 19:44 Wed 20 Nov 2013

LGTrotter wrote:Ashes starts tonight. Just saying.

More irritatingly my brother-in-law is going to all five days of the opening test for flumpence (compared to what you would pay over here).
The cheapest Test Match I ever went to: Eng v Pak in Lahore at the Gadaffi Stadium. You could only buy a ticket for all 5 days. It was US$5 or thereabouts. Once I was in, a load of teenagers came to talk to me, to practise their English. Mostly they were all very nice (and their English very good) but one was very politely insistent, in a disturbingly rational manner, on what a good thing al Qaeda were, which was depressing. This was (I think) 2005 or 2006. Then a policeman came over and told them to stop pestering me and asked where I was from and did I like Birmingham, as his brother lived there. Every so often he barked a command at the school kids and one of them ran off to get me an ice cream. England were thrashed. I think Collingwood made a score.
benread wrote:Is anyone else debating a late nightcap and a little TMS around midnight tonight?!
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by AHB » 22:36 Wed 20 Nov 2013

benread wrote:Is anyone else debating a late nightcap and a little TMS around midnight tonight?!
I shall probably do the opposite and go to bed early but aim to wake about 5am to catch the last couple of hours. Is scheduled play 11pm to 7am, UK time?
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by benread » 22:38 Wed 20 Nov 2013

12am to 7 am I think. 40 minutes for lunch and 20 for tea. Start is definitely 12am.

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Post by djewesbury » 22:39 Wed 20 Nov 2013

benread wrote:12am to 7 am I think. 40 minutes for lunch and 20 for tea. Start is definitely 12am.
+1, just checked Cricinfo.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by AHB » 22:47 Wed 20 Nov 2013

djewesbury wrote:
benread wrote:12am to 7 am I think. 40 minutes for lunch and 20 for tea. Start is definitely 12am.
+1, just checked Cricinfo.
Thanks gents, means I won't start shouting at the radio for a while yet.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by benread » 22:49 Wed 20 Nov 2013

AHB wrote:
djewesbury wrote:
benread wrote:12am to 7 am I think. 40 minutes for lunch and 20 for tea. Start is definitely 12am.
+1, just checked Cricinfo.
Thanks gents, means I won't start shouting at the radio for a while yet.
Time to prepare that nightcap too!
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by djewesbury » 00:08 Thu 21 Nov 2013

.. still no team news...
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by benread » 00:12 Thu 21 Nov 2013

I'm sat with phone, tablet and sky sports news waiting. Twitter feed running too!

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Post by djewesbury » 00:13 Thu 21 Nov 2013

benread wrote:I'm sat with phone, tablet and sky sports news waiting. Twitter feed running too!

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You missed one important piece of kit... Your glass...?
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Post by djewesbury » 00:14 Thu 21 Nov 2013

Aggers says Tremlett and Prior...
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by benread » 00:15 Thu 21 Nov 2013

Got that too! Agger's says Tremlett and Prior both play. (Twitter)

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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by DRT » 00:19 Thu 21 Nov 2013

My glass of Malt is by my side. The Foster's is on ice. The barbie is ready to be fired-up.

First novice question: Why does KP play for England and not his native South Africa?
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by benread » 00:23 Thu 21 Nov 2013

KP qualified by virtue of his English mother and residency. A quota system in Cricket South Africa denied him the opportunity there. Didn't he explain when you met last year?!

And he is not alone in English team!

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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by LGTrotter » 00:30 Thu 21 Nov 2013

DRT wrote:My glass of Malt is by my side. The Foster's is on ice. The barbie is ready to be fired-up.

First novice question: Why does KP play for England and not his native South Africa?
And you didn't even take the opportunity to refer to it as rounders. C'mon Scotland!

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Post by DRT » 00:33 Thu 21 Nov 2013

benread wrote:Didn't he explain when you met last year?!
No. He didn't speak. I can only assume that he was star-struck.
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Re: It's just not cricket

Post by DRT » 00:35 Thu 21 Nov 2013

benread wrote:A quota system in Cricket South Africa denied him the opportunity there.
Does that mean "KP wasn't good enough to qualify for the section of the quota for which he was ethnically eligible."?
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