Cricket - anyone here into it?

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Anyone into cricket here? I know there are a lot of UKers...I'm American but I love cricket.

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Cricket is only really good if you are actually at a game, and drinking cans of red stripe and smoking weed with black fellahs. Fact. It's also fun to play, but is absolutely dire on TV. Or worse, on bloody radio. Awful, simply awful. My mate used to listen to cricket all the time, drive me nuts.

 

Not as bad as bloody Wimbledon though. Hate it. Fucking ruins the TV schedule. Where's Neighbours gone? Oh, sorry, forgot, "COME ON TIM!!"

 

Henman is shite, always has been, won't win, forgetaboutit. Bloody English, vague sniff of possible succes, and everyone acts like they are massive fans. Formula one sat on the peripheral channels, where it rightly bloody belongs, for years. Then Damon Hil cam along, Brits got all excited and pretended they were fans (*cough* my mum *cough*), ITV bought a license, and then we had mainstream TV showing the warmup, the qualifier, some other warm up, and then race itself. Hours of cars whining about in circles ad nauseum. Idiots. Whole weekend's TV knackered.

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Cricket is perfect to watch on telly whilst nursing a hangover

You're getting your words all mixed up. You sir, are talking about pornography.

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I thought it best to bump this thread up so I can let everybody know how much I hate this game.

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I went to a game of cricket once, Scotland versus Glamorgan it was.

That's when I dicovered that the 30 seconds they broadcast on the news are the sum total of all the exciting things that happened in that day's play. I also discovered that day that they're obliged to provide a beer tent at cricket matches under the Geneva Convention. FACT.

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You're sooo close to understanding the sport there Gerry.

 

The other problem is it does require a little intellectual investment to actually understand what's going off which your average footy or rugger fan doesn't really need.

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Oh, I understand most of it ok, apart from the bit where one side doesn't finish so they declare it a draw. Or not.

And I think it's a fine activity for all the family to join in with, say at the beach or after a barbeque and a few beers.

As a spectator sport though, I'll never understand how it caught on.

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Telegraph and from the Marmite FB page:

 

 

Cricket and beer are as synonymous with Englishness as a slice of toast with butter and Marmite. That’s why in 2009, as the Aussies come to Blighty to contest the Ashes on home turf, the makers of Marmite have teamed up with Marston’s Pedigree, the official beer of England cricket, to create the cricket season’s limited edition - a cricket ball jar made with the addition of Marston’s Pedigree yeast – a new blend sure to bowl fans over.

 

The new limited edition of only 500,000 jars will be a Marmite made with yeast with the unique brewing process used to create Marston’s Pedigree in Burton-upon-Trent. Providing a special twist to that most hated and loved of flavours, the unique recipe is sure to spur on the lads this summer and leave the Vegemite-munching Aussies out for a duck!

 

Watching the match with the lads wouldn’t be complete without the traditionally British tea-break of sandwiches and lashings of Marmite with a pint of Marston’s Pedigree. So pick up a limited edition ‘cricket’ jar and gear up for a summer spurring on Straussy, ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, KP and the rest of the boys to strike for success this summer.

 

Marston’s Pedigree Marmite costs £3.49 (RRP), is alcohol free and will be available from w/c 8 June at most stores nationwide including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose & Morrison’s just in time for the cricket madness. So, go and pledge your support to an England victory in the npower Ashes Series

Using beer yeast isn't limited to Marston's and UK marmite, NZ Marmite is made with Speight's yeast.

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