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7 minutes ago, DieselDaisy said:

It is when you use foreign objects to unnaturally skuff up the ball.

So if you use your nails or something its OK?  And whats that picking the seam mularkey about?

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Just now, Len Cnut said:

So if you use your nails or something its OK?  And whats that picking the seam mularkey about?

Picking the seam and to a lesser extent nails are illegal also but understand this is all a bit of a grey area, a topical debate, and subjective, and the umpires get the ball back after every few overs/wicket to inspect it.

But obviously bringing a foreign object out, sandpaper - Imran Khan once admitted to using a bottle cap!

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7 minutes ago, DieselDaisy said:

Picking the seam and to a lesser extent nails are illegal also but understand this is all a bit of a grey area, a topical debate, and subjective, and the umpires get the ball back after every few overs/wicket to inspect it.

But obviously bringing a foreign object out, sandpaper - Imran Khan once admitted to using a bottle cap!

What kind of pitches are these that you can expect to get away with using bottle caps and fuckin' sandpaper, are they fuckin' thick or something?

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3 minutes ago, Len Cnut said:

What kind of pitches are these that you can expect to get away with using bottle caps and fuckin' sandpaper, are they fuckin' thick or something?

It is quite easy to hide, and the whole ball tampering/swing bowling thing did not come to anyone's, at least non-Pakistani, attention until the England v Pakistan series of 1992 when Wasim and Waqar had it mysteriously swinging round corners and there was a big controversy. 

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34 minutes ago, DieselDaisy said:

It is quite easy to hide, and the whole ball tampering/swing bowling thing did not come to anyone's, at least non-Pakistani, attention until the England v Pakistan series of 1992 when Wasim and Waqar had it mysteriously swinging round corners and there was a big controversy. 

Oh thats it, blame the fuckin' Pakis :lol:

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Bob Willis used to shine the ball on his crotch to almost obscene levels. 

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I'm not normally a Twenty20 but this is getting exciting, 

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Quarter Finals

The draw for the Vitality Blast Quarter Finals is as follows:

Thursday 23 – Kent Spitfires v Lancashire Lightning 19:00 

Friday 24 – Durham Jets v Sussex Sharks 18:30 

Saturday 25 – Worcestershire Rapids v Gloucestershire 15:00

Sunday 26 – Somerset v Notts Outlaws 15:00 

 

 

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20 minutes ago, DieselDaisy said:

By 203 runs. 

So 2-1 in Test? Could be a heroic failure. 

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1 hour ago, wasted said:

So 2-1 in Test? Could be a heroic failure. 

Two more to play (Rose Bowl and Oval). England merely have to win 1/2 to win the series. 

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8 hours ago, DieselDaisy said:

Two more to play (Rose Bowl and Oval). England merely have to win 1/2 to win the series. 

Two draws because of rain could do it too.

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Twenty20 Blast Quarter Finals all weekend. Tonight's is Durham v Sussex. I'll be there. 

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Alistair Cook retiring from test cricket and Collingwood retiring from all forms of cricket. Here is Colly,

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There isn't any of them left now in the county game, what with Johnathon Trott also retiring, cricketers who value their wicket.

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Well done Worcestershire. Couldn't happen to a better bunch of lads. 

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Worcestershire won? I used to go watch them way back when Botham and Kapal Dev were playing. 

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Yes of course, Beefy was at Worcester: Somerset, Worcestershire, Durham. He left Somerset in the big scandal when they sacked Viv and Joel and joined Worcs. We (Durham) received an atrociously overweight Botham in 1992-3. 

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He seemed pretty relaxed at Worcs. I got his autograph by the boundary. Then I’d see him as he burned home in his jag down our road. I think actually he moved into Kapal Devs house. It was like one all rounder out, one in. 

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