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    It just isn't cricket

    The rules for The Hundred are announced

    #2
    Just not feeling it at all.

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      #3
      Each batsman will face a maximum of three deliveries, and will be out if they do not hit one and gain a run from it. An "innings" will be over once three batsmen have been dismissed either through failure to hit, being caught from a hit, or being run out, and ... oh hang on someone's done this?
      Last edited by Rogin the Armchair fan; 21-02-2019, 20:02.

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        #4
        If the ball goes over the neighbour's fence, it will be counted as "six and out"

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          #5
          100 balls is just so different from 120 balls. A radical change!

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            #6
            I like the suggestion that the ECB is going to punish Surrey for voting No by denying the Oval a franchise, therefore ensuring a lesser take for everyone.

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              #7
              Originally posted by ursus arctos View Post
              I like the suggestion that the ECB is going to punish Surrey for voting No by denying the Oval a franchise, therefore ensuring a lesser take for everyone.
              It would be so ECB to further condemn cricket to obscurity in London.

              I honestly forget the sport exists here. I live in the largest BAME borough in the UK*. Not good.

              *as Barney Ronay has discussed, shoving Lewisham cricket into Kentís realm is a major dereliction of duty by the ECB.

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                #8
                An example of that, Flynnie, is that when Nike released that brilliantly done "Nothing Beats A Londoner" video, there was no goddamn cricket (and very few Asians) in it all.

                Rogin Ė haha!

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                  #9
                  What is it about multiples of six that so deter and confuse potential cricket fans? Multiples of five will Instantly Transform its Appeal

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                    #10
                    120 is also a multiple of five.

                    But yes, this is just... a bit weird. At 120 balls you're already not really looking at a contest between bat and ball - it's a contest between one team's bats and the other's bats. This is going to be like that but more so.

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                      #11
                      The names will help

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                        #12
                        Who else is there?

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                          #13
                          The franchises to be based at Old Trafford and the Oval, for which names have yet to be finalised.

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                            #14
                            Is there anyone, aside from the ECB themselves, who has a positive thing to say about this?

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                              #15
                              Not that I have seen

                              Then again, the ECB has repeatedly said that they really don't care what people who like cricket think.

                              It is sort of their version of E-sports.

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                                #16
                                Any chance of a Belfast franchise? The Stormont Stasis would be good

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by ursus arctos View Post
                                  The franchises to be based at Old Trafford and the Oval, for which names have yet to be finalised.
                                  Guess: Lancashire Hotshots, London Lions

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                                    #18
                                    Is it just me or are those team names upthread pisspoor even by the usual standards of these things? London Spirit sounds like a perfume, Welsh Fire is good, Southern Brave just sounds odd, Birmingham Phoenix (why?) & Leeds Superchargers (why again and what's a supercharger?) Trent Rockets is bang on though, given Nottingham's important place in the story of the UK's space industry.
                                    Last edited by Nocturnal Submission; 29-05-2019, 15:59.

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                                      #19
                                      Very much so.

                                      As I noted on the other thread, the World League of American Football would be ashamed of them.

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                                        #20
                                        A supercharger yesterday:

                                        Last edited by Gangster Octopus; 29-05-2019, 16:01.

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by Nocturnal Submission View Post
                                          Welsh Fire is good...
                                          I'd take issue with that, it's pisspoor even if it's better than some of the others. Being "Welsh" not "Wales" is a factor in that too.



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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by Gangster Octopus View Post

                                            And the Leeds/Yorkshire connection?

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by Ray de Galles View Post

                                              I'd take issue with that, it's pisspoor even if it's better than some of the others. Being "Welsh" not "Wales" is a factor in that too.



                                              It's the tallest dwarf, I'll grant you.

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                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by Nocturnal Submission View Post
                                                And the Leeds/Yorkshire connection?
                                                Somebody from Leeds once saw one?

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                                                  #25
                                                  Good enough.

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