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  1. Pete

    Cricket Thread

    I left early to get home to listen in those twenty minutes. All this talk of a draw before today had be asking if people had seen England play cricket before?
  2. Cloud Atlas for killing any chance of more David Mitchell Adaptations.
  3. Seeing The Johnson as a submarine captain is enough for me, he's also really good to be fair. Also it's got a Glaswegian police officer saying "muuurdeerrrr"
  4. Pete

    Cricket Thread

    I've been driving all day coming back from holiday and listening. Everything seems to be going right at the moment and I do like the look of this 11 on paper. Annoyingly I'm away this weekend otherwise I'd be painting too.
  5. A one star in the Guardian and four in the Times, who is right?
  6. Pete

    Cricket Thread

    Well that some was test match, I don't think I can remember a time when England have just given up so completely. When bowling against batters with averages of less than 5, just set an average field with some average deliveries. The following batting collapse just seemed inevitable, almost surreal at this stage as an England fan seeing it play out in the most comically awful way. To be honest I'd be happy to see the back of pretty much every batter except Root. I also wasn't happy to hear Robinson is a bit "chirpy", really don't like that characteristic in someone with a history of racism, it doesn't fit with Root as a person and he needs to cut it out in the team, Australia will crush us if we play that game. Well done India though, as ever a great side to watch and Kohli is doing wonders for the Test format with his passion and aggressive tactics.
  7. Pete

    Cricket Thread

    Sibley determined not to score again I see
  8. Just checked wiki and I would start with 19 with PC Principle arriving.
  9. The last few laps summed the race up, they totally dominated and did everything perfectly. Great to watch, I think I see how the madison is supposed to work now!
  10. Doesn't speed walking totally fuck up your body? It looks so unnatural.
  11. Yeah the more recent ones have been very good, at times amazing. I think it's about season 18 or 19 when it gets good again?
  12. Pete

    Cricket Thread

    Gutted I missed that Kholi wicket, shame about the weather now as well
  13. The Dutch team obviously did something right with their track training. Dominant win that from Walls, amazing stuff.
  14. Loving the Omnium, looks like Walls is going to do this, he's in such a great position tactically.
  15. I've often wondered this. I was in Portugal during the 2016 Olympics and it was barely on TV. It is not a rich country, and most of it's sporting energy is devoted to football. I think you'll find Spain also underperforms compared to it's European neighbours. It's population isn't huge either, and there have been long periods where young people left Portugal to find work abroad. I'd be interested if anyone else has an idea though?
  16. Clearly the best is medals per capita. Tokyo so far:
  17. Pete

    Cricket Thread

    I quite like Sibley in a perverse way. It does feel like we've been having this conversation for years now though and I'm all for some fresh faces. Watching the highlights, Root looks tired and England don't look like they are having much fun. Maybe they need a pool and some inflatable unicorns?
  18. Pete

    Cricket Thread

    I hoped it wouldn't be something so stupid as this but it makes sense. Didn't he totally take India apart on the last tour? Anyway, classic England, left for a swim when it was Root and Bairstow batting, now I turn it on to hear the crowd going mad for a Broad boundary.
  19. Looks HD to me, might be your internet
  20. Pete

    Cricket Thread

    Why is Moeen Ali not being selected?
  21. Live climbing on red button now, yay! The Slovenians bouldering was next level, should be a good final event.
  22. Yeah this is what I thought, the lead wall is a total surprise which they only see as they walk up to it. The bouldering I think they get forewarning though? Annoying they only seem to be showing the speed part, which is the least interesting to anyone who knows a little about climbing.
  23. Pete

    Cricket Thread

    I've only just checked the score, genuine horror before massive relief it's currently 16-1. Kind of glad it's Burns as well as he has the least to prove in the top order at the moment.
  24. Fouling in basketball remains a total mystery to me
  25. Pete

    Cricket Thread

    This hundred is alright isn't it? Seems to be genuinely quick unlike 20-20. Badly needs some way of recording economy for the bowlers though, surely one of the most important statistics in the short form?
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