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NFR: Cricket
« on: July 17, 2017, 03:08:16 PM »
I've just read in my home town (Atlanta, Georgia) paper that our city has been chosen for a new Cricket stadium and new professional team (T20) to occupy it. I have not seen when this will occur. So, I'm assuming that I have at least a year or so to learn something about the sport that I've always been curious about and have never taken the time to understand.

Anyone know of a good place to start learning? Also, what is T20? And, does that designation mean a different or modified set of rules?

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Re: NFR: Cricket
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 03:12:13 PM »
It's played to a different set of rules and not proper cricket - more like rounders. 

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 03:59:54 PM »
It's played to a different set of rules and not proper cricket - more like rounders. 

Rounders is what Baseball is.
T20 is more skilful from the bowling and batting and fielding perspective, as well as the pitch. Test Cricket is the best form of Cricket. Willow against Leather, and taking in the type of pitch also, as well as the weather conditions. 
With T20 you still need a brain. With Baseball all you need is some chewing gum, and a load of hype.


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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 04:12:15 PM »
Test cricket is chess on grass, one-day stuff is just a slogfest played in pyjamas.

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 04:14:40 PM »
Do people still wear Pyjamas ?


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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 04:15:01 PM »
I've backed Hampshire to win the T20...3 wins out of 3 so far.

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Re: NFR: Cricket
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 04:27:03 PM »
Sore point today. Just been whopped by the south africans

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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 04:28:00 PM »
I've backed Hampster to win the T20...3 wins out of 3 so far.

Why would you back a Hampster ?


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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 04:29:40 PM »
Sore point today. Just been whopped by the south africans

Yes indeed, need to sort out the batting up the order. 🏏

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« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2017, 05:30:36 PM »
I've backed Hampster to win the T20...3 wins out of 3 so far.

Why would you back a Hampster ?

Just because pachyderms are fearful of furry rodents is no reason to not support Hamsters.

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Re: NFR: Cricket
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 05:33:12 PM »
Thank you for the replies and the link. I've got an excuse to try and understand, at least partially, this sport.


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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 05:43:45 PM »
Thank you for the replies and the link. I've got an excuse to try and understand, at least partially, this sport.

Seriously, there are other explanations on youtube. I think you have to watch a close quality match to really appreciate the nuances. Try England vs. Australia at Headingly 1981. They don't come any better.

I played village cricket and I'd know better than to park my Morris Traveller just over the mid-off boundary!

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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2017, 05:47:01 PM »
Howzatt !!!! 🏏

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« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2017, 05:59:31 PM »
Good post. Comments had me chuckling. I needed cheering up today, a lot of bills came in this morning.


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Re: NFR: Cricket
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2017, 06:22:29 PM »
Toodles - this is news to me and very intersting.  I don't know anything about cricket but I do know some of the local high schools have cricket clubs.  I see the game being played more and more in the local parks also. 

We'll be interesting to see how it gets on here in the South. 

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« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2017, 06:33:42 PM »
Apparently, cricket is the second most played and watched game in the world, after football.

I thought about football, and I think the same about cricket, that if the USA adopted the game seriously they would do very well, with the population and resources they have. They'd have to divert from the two games that no-one else plays first, though!

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Re: NFR: Cricket
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2017, 06:35:13 PM »
I've just read in my home town (Atlanta, Georgia) paper that our city has been chosen for a new Cricket stadium and new professional team (T20) to occupy it. I have not seen when this will occur. So, I'm assuming that I have at least a year or so to learn something about the sport that I've always been curious about and have never taken the time to understand.

Anyone know of a good place to start learning? Also, what is T20? And, does that designation mean a different or modified set of rules?

Curious to know why Georgia of all places will be hosting cricket. Do you have a lot of Caribbean ex pats there, or maybe a large Indian community?

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Re: NFR: Cricket
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2017, 07:16:07 PM »
Toodles - this is news to me and very intersting.  I don't know anything about cricket but I do know some of the local high schools have cricket clubs.  I see the game being played more and more in the local parks also. 

We'll be interesting to see how it gets on here in the South.

Here you go Mr. Love4ffc.  http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2017/07/17/heads-up-professional-cricket-is-coming-to-atlanta/    Odd location in the AJC but, still there all the same.

I'll be going to check it out to be sure. And, it should be well supported, I'd imagine. Atlanta has a strong West Indian community as well as a strong Indian community. Appears there could be a new stadium to go along with the team. Very interesting idea even with the little information provided by the article.

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« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2017, 07:34:39 PM »
I've just read in my home town (Atlanta, Georgia) paper that our city has been chosen for a new Cricket stadium and new professional team (T20) to occupy it. I have not seen when this will occur. So, I'm assuming that I have at least a year or so to learn something about the sport that I've always been curious about and have never taken the time to understand.

Anyone know of a good place to start learning? Also, what is T20? And, does that designation mean a different or modified set of rules?

Curious to know why Georgia of all places will be hosting cricket. Do you have a lot of Caribbean ex pats there, or maybe a large Indian community?

Read somewhere that Atlanta's West Indian community had grown well over 300% (fastest in The US) in early 2000's which was 8 times the growth of NYC. I doubt that kind of growth has continued but I see no reason why general growth would not. There is also a strong Indian community in Atlanta. I have no idea how large the average Club Cricket stadium is but I'd imagine Atlanta could support a club team with knowledgeable supporters and probably be able to convert some who are just curious. Marketed well, it could become another "hip" sport to support....like Atlanta United (local football/soccer club) has become this year.
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