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Stirling is pretty handy for a 19 year old. He certainly got the place rocking. He has beautiful timing and bowled a decent spell too.
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Great win for Ireland in the final of the ICC World Cricket League! They won all their group matches, and have now had a resoundonding win over Scotland in the final. Set to get 233, a 162 run partnership between Kevin O'Brien (98 not out) and White (79) made it safe after a slight wobble at 53/3. Ireland won by 6 wickets with 31 balls to spare
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SCG wrote:Great win for Ireland in the final of the ICC World Cricket League! They won all their group matches, and have now had a resoundonding win over Scotland in the final. Set to get 233, a 162 run partnership between Kevin O'Brien (98 not out) and White (79) made it safe after a slight wobble at 53/3. Ireland won by 6 wickets with 31 balls to spare
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This just confirms, as if it were necessary, the we remain the number 1 associate nation in cricket. Fair play to Ricky Ponting for coming out a couple of weeks back and suggesting that we should be granted full test status. If we had Joyce and Morgan at the moment, I really believe that we could mount a credible challenge to any of the test nations, and we would probably beat Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

People complain that we don't have the structures in place at present to maintain a suitable level of consistency at the highest level. This is probably true, but it is no argument against our elevation to test status since it is a problem that could be solved quite easily. The correct approach would be the IRFU model of centrally contracted players competing for provincial sides. In this case, it would probably just be Ulster, Leinster and Munster with about 20 fully contracted players each. Undoubtedly, this would be an expensive exercise but would be covered in the most part by the vast increases in revenue that come with test status, by way of TV rights, sponsorship etc.
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Sadly, cricket will never get critical mass here to make us test players.
The day I see a bunch of Finglas kids playing cricket on the street I'll eat Jackie Healy-Rae's hat while streaking through the procathedral.
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wombatloko wrote:Sadly, cricket will never get critical mass here to make us test players.
The day I see a bunch of Finglas kids playing cricket on the street I'll eat Jackie Healy-Rae's hat while streaking through the procathedral.
This game has been correctly defined as 'organised sunbathing'.
Not suited to the Celtic ethos.
Of disorganised anarchy.
You really haven't got a clue, do you?

That POV is so far removed from reality, its scary
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Darce wrote:
wombatloko wrote:Sadly, cricket will never get critical mass here to make us test players.
The day I see a bunch of Finglas kids playing cricket on the street I'll eat Jackie Healy-Rae's hat while streaking through the procathedral.
This game has been correctly defined as 'organised sunbathing'.
Not suited to the Celtic ethos.
Of disorganised anarchy.
You really haven't got a clue, do you?

That POV is so far removed from reality, its scary
you really are a bit simple aren't you?

that post is so precious, it's scary

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http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/n ... cket-match

Phillip Hughes dies after being hit by bouncer in game 2 days ago. Terribly sad news. I've never heard of this before in cricket.
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blockhead wrote:http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/n ... cket-match

Phillip Hughes dies after being hit by bouncer in game 2 days ago. Terribly sad news. I've never heard of this before in cricket.
Terrible, terrible news. RIP. Brought back memories of Nevin Spence for some reason. Hughes was a fantastic front foot batsman and came across as a lovely bloke.

Serious injuries and deaths were actually reasonably regular occurances up to the advent of helmets. How anyone could have faced the likes of Michael Holden without a helmet beggars belief!!!

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The Anathemata wrote:
blockhead wrote:http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/n ... cket-match

Phillip Hughes dies after being hit by bouncer in game 2 days ago. Terribly sad news. I've never heard of this before in cricket.
Terrible, terrible news. RIP. Brought back memories of Nevin Spence for some reason. Hughes was a fantastic front foot batsman and came across as a lovely bloke.

Serious injuries and deaths were actually reasonably regular occurances up to the advent of helmets. How anyone could have faced the likes of Michael Holden without a helmet beggars belief!!!
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