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#1 - 16 Mar 2007

Posted By:
Stoney X


Cricket World Cup

Anybody following the cricket world cup?
#3 - 16 Mar 2007

Posted By:
Tony Brown


Cricket World Cup

Hello StoneyX, wazed, et al..

Nurtured by Test and County cricket as well as the writngs of such as Neville Cardus, which could invest the game with an almost poetic quality, I find that , although I follow the Cricket World Cup, I cannot feel any deep interest in it, despite real and prolonged efforts. In fact, I cannot but respond to it as a devout High Churchman might to a guitar-playing vicar with a "touchy-feely" congregation.
Ok, Ok, so I'm a grumpy old man - but, I nevertheless do think that I would never have become a lifelong cricket-lover if it had always , and only, had the ethos of the  modern "one-day" game to offer.
Regards...Tony
#4 - 16 Mar 2007

Posted By:
Stoney X


Tony, I do love test cricket! ODI's I can just about tolerate. Don't even mention 20 Twenty! The world cup generates interest in the game, so I'll watch and enjoy. I don't think anybody can argue that yesterday's Ire v Zim game was anything but nail biting. I hope there's a few more games that close over the next six weeks.

[Edited : 16 Mar 2007]
#5 - 16 Mar 2007

Posted By:
Tony Brown


Cricket World Cup

Hello again, StoneyX,
 Thanks for your interesting reply. To a considerable extent, I concur with your points that this type of cricket engenders
interest in the game as a whole, and can also produce a good deal of excitement.
 However, as I think you yourself would agree, it is a much more limited form of the game than the traditional one and embodies far fewer deeply satisfying aspects. What I most fear is that the arguable concordance of these new types of cricket with a widespread shallowness of mentality often seen as characteristic of contemporary culture - a shallowness incorporating consumerism, constant novelty, and excitement - could be an early warning of the eventual abandonment of traditional cricket, a game which has often been lauded as something of an art form.
Yes, thank you, and goodnight, Jeremiah!! By the way I am enjoying our 2 chess games, and hope you are.....Cheers....Tony
#6 - 28 Mar 2007

Posted By:
hotdog


ha ha

As long as England are getting beat im happy.
#7 - 28 Mar 2007

Posted By:
Stoney X


The SA v SL game was a bit of a nail-biter!!! The four wickets in four balls by Malinga was quite something to watch.
#8 - 2 Apr 2007

Posted By:
Stoney X


I fear the windies are going to battle to get to the semis. I can't see WI beating either SA or Eng. Oz, NZ, SA and SL in the semis I think.
#11 - 28 Apr 2007

Posted By:
Stoney X


Well done to the ozzies. Now the WC is all over lets get back to real cricket. The next Test is between Eng and WI I believe.

Regards
#12 - 2 May 2007

Posted By:
Tony Brown


Cricket World Cup

Hi Stoney,

Hear! Hear! about getting back to real cricket with England -v- WI. And what is just as pleasing is that England could well win this one (?????!!!!!!)....Regards.....Tony
#13 - 18 May 2007

Posted By:
siddles01


no points 4 second best or 3 or 4..........last,tony
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