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Leicestershire will cause a shock
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Glamorgan to chase the flok
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As Yorkshire run amok
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Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
« Reply #240 on: March 15, 2012, 13:56 »
Five fer for Panesar today.

Looks like he comprehensively out bowled Swann again
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #241 on: March 15, 2012, 14:00 »
    Swann needn't worry though, two spinners for this series is pretty much sure.
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #242 on: March 15, 2012, 15:36 »
     Namibia USA being streamed now, Louis van der Westuizen seems a gun player for Namibia. USA, on the other hand, are quite frankly beyond sh*te.

    Ram, I'm glad you like our team and Van der Westhuizen. He's been excellent the last three games. I hope they can continue their form to the end of the tournament. Woudl love to see them at the T20 WC September.
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #243 on: March 15, 2012, 15:51 »
    Didn't realise that you were from Namibia Frank.
    Aye, watching the way they've played has been very entertaining. It isn't regular often that an non permanent member nation can score at good Twenty20 rates and the Ireland match was just stunning. It would be good to see Namibia back in an ICC tournament, they seem much better now.

    Have the matches against South African ODD teams been helpful?

    My major gripe is that this tournament isn't being shown live on the telly. The Associate and affiliate nations deserve some time in the limelight.
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #244 on: March 15, 2012, 16:14 »
    Ram,
    We normally (but not always) get a hiding against the SA domestic teams, but lessons must somewhere somehow be learned. With help from the ICC there are improvements.

    I think our best chance of success in cricket would be the T20 format. In tests and ODIs our limitations are seriously exposed. The shorter format is levelling the playing field a bit.
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #245 on: March 15, 2012, 16:39 »
    Aye, tests will be a bridge too far for a while. After all, even Zimbabwe and Bangladesh are having trouble at that level. Expecting a young cricket nation to do so would be a bit too much. On the positive side, at least they're getting exposure at a higher level. What would be gold is if a Namibian equivalent of Andre van Troost arrived (rapid bowler, sometimes faster than Waqar according to Mark Butcher).

    How organised is club cricket there? Could it become a proper domestic system, something Ireland are trying to set up.
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #246 on: March 15, 2012, 19:19 »
    11 years ago today, I was recovering from a fantastic match in Kolkatta. If not anyone else, the Australians should know. Great match and a rare sight to see that great Australian side be beaten.
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #247 on: March 16, 2012, 03:30 »
    Rare? I dont think that great Aussie team ever won over in India. One milestone too many:D

    Do you think a way to get the affiliate nations up to speed in Test cricket is to have their own 3-4 day version of test matches, similar to first class cricket? Would that even be feasible?
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #248 on: March 16, 2012, 03:43 »
    Remember the first test? India were right crushed in Mumbai. They won the series in 2004 too.

    I think that associates would be beaten easily inside 3 or 4 days against the best nations in FC cricket. I'd say Zimbabwe took a decent route in their comeback to test cricket. They played a lot of cricket against 'A' teams before their first test, even then, they came up well short in an overseas tour. A good team, backed up by a decent domestic cricket league, should be essential for consideration to tests. Can't have another Bangladesh like team, stumbling poorly against a semblance of resistance (at least 4 day cricket is okay in Zimbabwe).

    It will take a lot of time for another test nation and it will be from the top bracket of associate nations, but a promising sign of a future cricket nation is all the way in Serbia. They have a rule of a maximum of four expats per side in their domestic club tournament. Maybe, if all countries had a similar system, it could work.
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #249 on: March 16, 2012, 03:50 »
    Oh I don't mean the Associate nations play 3-4 day cricket against proper Test Nations, but surely amongst themselves that would help boost their skills.
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #250 on: March 16, 2012, 03:56 »
    They already do that. The Intercontinental cup.
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    « Reply #251 on: March 16, 2012, 04:00 »
    Ah, cool!
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #252 on: March 16, 2012, 09:47 »
    I really don't know what the ICC were thinking by live streaming a Netherlands Denmark match whose winner obvious.

    Namibia Uganda, on the other hand, top match that (only good match today, so far).

    Canada and Scotland eased past Bermuda and Oman as expected.

    Belf gone for a golden duck today.
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #253 on: March 16, 2012, 14:03 »
    Looking more and more like a Namibia Afghanistan final.

    It's great to hear Tony Cozier's voice again. Top man.
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #254 on: March 16, 2012, 14:22 »
    Sachin has finally done it.  Amazingly, I'm almost disappointed that he has reached the milestone.  Firstly, I was rather enjoying seeing Indian fans who are friends of mine, and the Indian media get more and more worked up as the wait went on and on, and secondly, I had sort of convinced myself that he would finish on 99, and it would be one of cricket's little and loveable quirks, like Bradman's average.  That said though, I can't begin to imagine the sort of pressure he has been under since hitting no. 99 in the World Cup, and it is an amazing achievement, so chapeau Sachin!
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #255 on: March 16, 2012, 14:30 »
    Aye Dancing, well played to the man. Definite all time great of the sport and a top achievement no doubt. That said, the situation is perfect for him to concentrate on tests and let a younger player take over in ODs. This certainly wasn't the perfect backdrop for his hundredth.
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #256 on: March 16, 2012, 14:36 »
    Looking more and more like a Namibia Afghanistan final.

    It's great to hear Tony Cozier's voice again. Top man.

    I certainly hope so. To have both teams in the T20WC would be excellent.


    Ram, our domestic club league is well organised, albeit small. All in all 10 clubs registered with Cricket Namibia and the premier league consists of 7 teams (6 clubs). Most clubs are very small with a lot of 'weekend warriors'.
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #257 on: March 16, 2012, 14:48 »
    Cheers Frank. Is it an expat dominated league or do teams mainly consist of locals?

    As for the tournament, the only tricky match Namibia will face is Kenya, and they've been right rubbish in the tournament, and possibly Italy (who have a couple of decent overseas players). Afghanistan will have to play Canada, so that's a bit more open.
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #258 on: March 16, 2012, 15:21 »
    They are mostly locals, although some of them may have RSA passports hidden away somewhere ;)
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #259 on: March 16, 2012, 15:38 »
    :)
    Good that it's predominantly a local tournament. Certainly bodes well for Namibia. Bit like Irish cricket then, predominantly Irish, with some English and Australians.

    India are farking up, Bangladesh need 16 off 13 balls and have 6 wickets in hand.  :)

    Edit- Now a no ball and four. 11 to win from 12.

    2 to win now with one over to go. Tendulkar's slow century will be the difference.
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #260 on: March 16, 2012, 15:53 »
    :)


    India are farking up, Bangladesh need 16 off 13 balls and have 6 wickets in hand.  :)

    Edit- Now a no ball and four. 11 to win from 12.

    2 to win now with one over to go. Tendulkar's slow century will be the difference.

    They lost!! Wow, the state of India's cricket is worse than I thought.
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #261 on: March 16, 2012, 15:56 »
     ;D

    We've got a lousy team, awful performance. May need to head over to the ICC Qualifiers soon, even then India will sweat over qualification the way things are.
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #262 on: March 16, 2012, 17:41 »
    Bangladesh you little beauties  8)

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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #263 on: March 17, 2012, 04:15 »
    Shield Final's a beauty. Any similarity between Tweety Bird and Jon Lewis? Look similar bowlers, look similar too.

    WI were lousy :fp and England were rescued by an unbeaten 163 by Cook again. Belf duck :fp
    NZ's batting :fp 5 wickets for no runs in the first innings, then came their second
    India, world champion performance. Deserve all the kudos they get. :win

    At least there should be some good and entertaining cricket in the Twenty20 World Cup Qualifiers.
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #264 on: March 17, 2012, 05:52 »
    On some better news, the final playoff will be live on the telly. Brilliant.
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #265 on: March 18, 2012, 10:58 »
    The Indian team are thundermuppets. Dhoni is a blundermuppet, the bowling's a bunch of wondermuppets. Can't even take it seriously, that's how lousy they've been.

    Pakistan are 2/256 in 40 overs. The two wickets they lost were in the PP period.

    I can't believe that a Pakistan team that lost 4-0 to England in meaningless ODIs is that good a ODI side.
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #266 on: March 18, 2012, 11:04 »
    Tendulkar bowled and dropped a caught and bowled hurting himself in the process. Not sure how badly
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #267 on: March 18, 2012, 11:16 »
    Hehe. Haven't been watching these matches, only turned it on after 35 overs. Still this brilliant effort by India requires to be commended.
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #268 on: March 18, 2012, 11:44 »
    The Indian team are thundermuppets. Dhoni is a blundermuppet, the bowling's a bunch of wondermuppets. Can't even take it seriously, that's how lousy they've been.

    Pakistan are 2/256 in 40 overs. The two wickets they lost were in the PP period.

    I can't believe that a Pakistan team that lost 4-0 to England in meaningless ODIs is that good a ODI side.

    Or it could be that India are monumentally sh*te atm...  ::)
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    Re: Cricket- RIP Runako Morton
    « Reply #269 on: March 18, 2012, 11:45 »
    Possibly....

    Kenya 1/84 to 108 all out in 8 overs, even the players of Indian origin are useless.
    Namibia 0-20 off 4 overs
    Afghanistan 8/174, scored at around 11 an over in the last ten overs.
    Ireland 5/159 and Scotland at 1/10 in one over.
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