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Callipygous
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Icon 1 posted February 10, 2011 09:01      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
An appreciation of the finest game in the world is a mark of every advanced culture. America welcome to civilization!

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Icon 1 posted February 10, 2011 13:02      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
*snort*

Poncy English game.

If they'd wanted to introduce them to true High Culture, they should have formed the Compton Curling Club.

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Callipygous
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Icon 1 posted February 10, 2011 15:40      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
*snort*

Poncy English game.

If they'd wanted to introduce them to true High Culture, they should have formed the Compton Curling Club.

Poor Druid! I understand your frustration, and feel pity for anyone who has not been inducted into the deeper mysteries of The One True Game.

Still as the BBC link made plain, at least a life of crime beckons you. That surely must be some compensation.

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It's one of Life's Great Mysteries how the English invented a game that requires 5 days of clear weather.

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Callipygous
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Icon 1 posted February 10, 2011 17:38      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yup Druid, it's what summer was invented for, and I agree the 5 day match is what it's all about, and what makes it unique. Limited over cricket of any flavour is always a lesser form.

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I'm confused....I can't see any cricket references in the video of this N.W.A classic

A straight bat from Denis Compton

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quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
Yup Druid, it's what summer was invented for

So that's why a cricket match goes for 5 days, it's limited to the length of the English Summer.

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Thanks Grum, I was unaware until now that "Straight outta Compton" was about Denis's elegant batting stylings. You have opened my eyes.

quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
So that's why a cricket match goes for 5 days, it's limited to the length of the English Summer.

I admit Druid that there may have been in the past the smallest grain of truth in your jibe, but now the Almighty has granted us global warming for the greater glory of His Game.

P.S. Do I detect some residual Ashes envy in your remarks?

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quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:

Still as the BBC link made plain, at least a life of crime beckons you. That surely must be some compensation.

*Snort*. Oh no, you ditt'nt!

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quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
I admit Druid that there may have been in the past the smallest grain of truth in your jibe, but now the Almighty has granted us global warming for the greater glory of His Game.

Enjoy it while it lasts, willow-stick boy, when 'Global Warming' shuts down the Gulf Stream (as it almost surely will - it's already looking very shaky) you'll find out you live further North than most Canadians.

Brighton - the Gulf Stream = North Ontario. Brrrrrrr....

Hang on to that lump of willow, you'll need it to fend off the polar bears.

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Icon 1 posted February 11, 2011 17:11      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I think this may be the most opportune time for this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSflRlHPay4

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If cricket is His Game, why does it look like this instead of this?

I know which one I'd rather watch.

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littlefish:

It seems we might be flying colours for two different camps...

My "Gentleman Rhymer of choice"....

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quote:
Originally posted by littlefish:
I think this may be the most opportune time for this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSflRlHPay4

litllefish, brilliant! [Applause] [Applause]

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quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:Thanks Grum, I was unaware until now that "Straight outta Compton" was about Denis's elegant batting stylings. You have opened my eyes.
Calli -your post was as kind and generous as I have come to expect from you. Sadly, my feeble attempt at humour was spoiled by the 200ml (or thereabouts)of Bruichladdich that constituted that night's supper. I thought I had crafted a good joke, you were gracious enough not to point out that I hadn't.
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lf: WIN! [Big Grin]

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I love cricket, but get frustrated trying to explain it to friends. [Smile] Listened to bits of the Ashes online.
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Callipygous
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Grum don't be silly! Your well timed derailment was exactly what the thread needed then, and i wasn't being kind - I loved it. Maybe I'm easily pleased, and certainly I'm always flattered when anyone contributes to a thread I've begun.

Aditu, though I played it a little as a schoolboy, I only became really interested in cricket later because of the BBC ball by ball radio commentary, that you can now hear online too. It's just perfect radio, even if you only have a limited understanding of, or even interest in cricket, a sort of aural comfort blanket that reassures you that all will be well with the world.

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____ North Americans, if its a fight they want lets give it to them CALL OUT THE HOCKEY TEAMS. This is the truest sport there is!!!! Speed Skating, Ice Dancing, and Puck shooting all in one sport, it has it all. All wrapped up with that big friggen "Lord Stanleys Cup".

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I played hockey when we lived in Canada, but don't like to watch it as much as I like playing it. Although if I lived in New Hampshire, I'd have made the big pond hockey tournament. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/26/sports/hockey/26pond.html?_r=1&src=twrhp
I liked pond hockey best because you just got to play without all the adults getting in the way. LOL Some parents could suck all the fun out of a good game.

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