1. Notification emails are working properly again. Please check your email spam folder and if you see any emails from the Cantina there, make sure to mark them as "Not Spam". This will help a lot to whitelist the emails and to stop them going to spam.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. IMPORTANT! To be able to create new threads and rate posts, you need to have at least 30 posts in The Cantina.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Before posting a new thread, check the list with similar threads that will appear when you start typing the thread's title.
    Dismiss Notice

CRICKET

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by SKB, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. SKB

    SKB Force Sensitive

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2015
    Posts:
    2,369
    Likes Received:
    2,782
    Trophy Points:
    10,667
    Credits:
    5,888
    Ratings:
    +6,804 / 392 / -265
    2019 Ashes - England vs Australia - Third Test, Day 4 (Headingley)



    England win the third Test (of five).

    England 1½ - 1½ Australia

    (Australia won the first Test, the second Test was a draw)


    The fourth Test at Old Trafford begins on 4th September....
     
    #21 SKB, Aug 26, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2019
    • Like Like x 1
  2. Adam Burt

    Adam Burt Rebel General

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Posts:
    78
    Likes Received:
    789
    Trophy Points:
    3,587
    Credits:
    1,490
    Ratings:
    +829 / 0 / -0
    Glad that England World Champions in Cricket (Even not be as big like if England won WC in football), they started doing well in the Ashes. I believe they do it like with World Cup. Ashes is also important.

    Not a Cricket fan but England fan, and think of being fan of Yorkshire Team (Region/County think of it as a State). Good to your country national team do well and win big.
     
  3. Rellum

    Rellum Rebelscum

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2017
    Posts:
    230
    Likes Received:
    354
    Trophy Points:
    1,647
    Credits:
    601
    Ratings:
    +518 / 15 / -5
    I missed the last days play. Hopefully for the sport it goes down to the wire. From an Aussie's perspective I hope we smash them in the next two Tests by an innings and 300 runs. Smith is back and we only need to win one more Test to retain the urn.
     
  4. Rellum

    Rellum Rebelscum

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2017
    Posts:
    230
    Likes Received:
    354
    Trophy Points:
    1,647
    Credits:
    601
    Ratings:
    +518 / 15 / -5


    Yes, the Urn returns to where it belongs. It has been too long and Teams that should have won the Ashes didn't so it seems a little odd to have such a poor team win it but....YES!!!!!!

    Our Pommy friends on this thread have gone very quite?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Addi Ras

    Addi Ras Jedi General
    1030th Commander *** (Mod)

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2015
    Posts:
    3,675
    Likes Received:
    50,915
    Trophy Points:
    169,977
    Credits:
    25,789
    Ratings:
    +54,196 / 13 / -6
    Well there not a lot to say
    Given that apart from a couple of players on both teams the overall quality just doesn’t seam to be there in Test Match cricket & really apart from Stoke amazing performance at Headingley you would have won the last game as well so the fact we can still draw the series is some what unexpected
    Also hopefully we will now put the same amount effort that went into the 1 day team into the test team otherwise the next series in AUS is going to be even more in your favour
     
  6. SKB

    SKB Force Sensitive

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2015
    Posts:
    2,369
    Likes Received:
    2,782
    Trophy Points:
    10,667
    Credits:
    5,888
    Ratings:
    +6,804 / 392 / -265
    Still World Champions....
     
  7. Martoto

    Martoto Rebel Commander

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2019
    Posts:
    81
    Likes Received:
    492
    Trophy Points:
    2,412
    Credits:
    478
    Ratings:
    +558 / 1 / -0
    The good fortune that got them over the line in the limited overs world up apparently failed England in this series.
     
  8. Sithdämon

    Sithdämon Rebel Commander

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2019
    Posts:
    56
    Likes Received:
    831
    Trophy Points:
    3,462
    Credits:
    581
    Ratings:
    +912 / 0 / -3
    What is cricket ?
     
    • Dislike Dislike x 1
  9. Meister Yoda

    Meister Yoda Your Little Green Friend

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2015
    Posts:
    692
    Likes Received:
    23,701
    Trophy Points:
    147,152
    Credits:
    24,674
    Ratings:
    +24,997 / 4 / -2
    It looks like baseball with a flat club that is too heavy to lift it above your shoulders.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • Cute Cute x 1
  10. Sithdämon

    Sithdämon Rebel Commander

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2019
    Posts:
    56
    Likes Received:
    831
    Trophy Points:
    3,462
    Credits:
    581
    Ratings:
    +912 / 0 / -3
    Ah that sport which is played by brits and their colonies.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Martoto

    Martoto Rebel Commander

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2019
    Posts:
    81
    Likes Received:
    492
    Trophy Points:
    2,412
    Credits:
    478
    Ratings:
    +558 / 1 / -0
    Including those in the USA. :D
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. SKB

    SKB Force Sensitive

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2015
    Posts:
    2,369
    Likes Received:
    2,782
    Trophy Points:
    10,667
    Credits:
    5,888
    Ratings:
    +6,804 / 392 / -265
    Cricket is an English game which replaced baseball as our favourite bat and ball sport. Baseball was an earlier game which we English also invented, played and exported, until cricket became more popular than baseball.

    Because of cricket's popularity, baseball declined in popularity in England and it evolved into a children's school playground game called Rounders.
     
    #32 SKB, Sep 11, 2019
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019
    • Like Like x 2
  13. Rellum

    Rellum Rebelscum

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2017
    Posts:
    230
    Likes Received:
    354
    Trophy Points:
    1,647
    Credits:
    601
    Ratings:
    +518 / 15 / -5
    Baseball and Cricket origins are not clear and open to debate. The most likely outcome is that Baseball evolved from both cricket and rounders. What seems to be clear is that Cricket was the more popular sport in America before the Civil War but due to a few elements Baseball took over in popularity.

    Baseball was never really part of the English system, there is a few mentions of Baseball but that seems more like a local name for rounders. Cricket dates back to at least 1550 but is probably much older. That is older than any other bat and ball sport.
    --- Double Post Merged, Sep 12, 2019, Original Post Date: Sep 12, 2019 ---
    There has been some very good bowling from Broad, Cummins and Hazelwood. Some good spells from Archer, Siddle and Pattinson. The batting has been very poor apart from Smith and Stokes and a few good innings from Burns and Labs. The rest have been not Test standard really. Wade had one good innings, Root a couple as well as Head and Paine one but no one is averaging much apart from Smith and Stokes. .
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  14. Adam Burt

    Adam Burt Rebel General

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Posts:
    78
    Likes Received:
    789
    Trophy Points:
    3,587
    Credits:
    1,490
    Ratings:
    +829 / 0 / -0
    Yeah, Australians are really happy they retain the Ashes aint they?,. I'm really p**** off. Sure we won the World Cup but Ashes is important as. Annoying b****** Aussies won Ashes more than England which is how? Sorry for my rant, just wanted England to win Ashes as well as it important to England as they invited it .

    Might get my first negetive point, sport not being my friend much.
     
    • Cute Cute x 1
  15. Martoto

    Martoto Rebel Commander

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2019
    Posts:
    81
    Likes Received:
    492
    Trophy Points:
    2,412
    Credits:
    478
    Ratings:
    +558 / 1 / -0
    It's pretty weird thing to burn a symbol of your sport just because one of your colonies/possessions beat you at it. (The implication being that those subjects should forever be inferior and subordinate to their Imperial "betters"). Then, to not only hand it over to them as a sort of ironic trophy, but also be devastated when you don't win the backhanded souvenir back from them.

    It's a good thing the English don't do the same thing with horse racing or other equestrians sports. ;)
     
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page