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Re: It's just not cricket
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2013, 11:12:01 AM »
So! I have cricket pictures to post! These were taken in 2005 with my Canon Rebel 300D and the 18-55 kit lens. As a company we go to a beach on the west coast of India once a year for a few days. So here are the pictures. Notice we improvised on the stumps. There are no bails. The umpire is from the batting side so as you can imagine there is a lot of argument when a batsman is called out... It is fun!

This one was a great shot. Went for four. As you can see, it was headed in my direction. It missed my right ear by may be may be a foot - I was not watching it sail by... I just heard it go by and saw this picture later - much much later...


This was shot as soon as the batsman attempted to hit the ball. Less than a second later he was out! Caught behind.

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Re: It's just not cricket
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2013, 11:14:55 AM »
Cricket? Is that when they play for 36 hours and then suddenly somebody picks up the ball and throws it over the sideline and someone wins?

Noooo, learn the rules, mate.

you play for 5 days and then it rains/goes dark early and it's declared a draw.
BTW, earlier they played for three days and then rested for a day and then went for another 2 days (or sometimes they would play two days and rest one and then go for the three days). So 6 elapsed days and at the end of it may be no team would win! It, Test Cricket (not these slam-bam-thank-you-advertiser games of today!) was a game that tried your skill, grit, patience, daring and your emotional quotient! I loved it before making money was the motive of sport!


Was??? Not is?
Nope! now it is 5 days straight. Very grueling. The chaps who play test cricket and survive a 5 match series followed (or preceded) by one-day and/or 20-20 games - They are great!

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Re: It's just not cricket
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2013, 11:39:18 AM »
this is cricket - local Sunday League cricket club


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Re: It's just not cricket
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2013, 01:07:04 PM »
Cricket?  ::) Pfff, never watch a sport where they take a break for sandwiches.


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Re: It's just not cricket
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2013, 03:15:21 PM »
Cricket? Is that when they play for 36 hours and then suddenly somebody picks up the ball and throws it over the sideline and someone wins?

Noooo, learn the rules, mate.

you play for 5 days and then it rains/goes dark early and it's declared a draw.

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Re: It's just not cricket
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2013, 04:35:29 PM »
Cricket? Is that when they play for 36 hours and then suddenly somebody picks up the ball and throws it over the sideline and someone wins?
OMG, you are so intelligent

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Re: It's just not cricket
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2013, 12:09:28 PM »
Really like the last one - poor bloke  though getting out like that :(
Oh yes! Middle stump, bails flying, keeper has not yet started to scream Hoooooowwwwwwzzzzzzzaaaaaattttt!
Great shot! Your picture. Not the batsman's shot - but then you knew that... ;)

Can you describe how you did that?


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