To the Kiwis out there - Congrats on the Cricket!

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To the Kiwis out there - Congrats on the Cricket!

#1 Post by Napoleon of Oz » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:16 pm

From an Australian - congratulations to our brothers across the ditch for beating India and getting through to the Cricket World Cup final tonight! Your team played amazing - and can only hope the Aussies do the same so we can see you there :)
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#2 Post by Octavious » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:54 pm

It'll take a ute full of power sanders to give your boys a hope in hell, mate ;) . We've lulled you into a false sense of security by getting hammered at Lord's, and now we have you right where we want you.

Well done to the kiwis :-) .
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#3 Post by MajorMitchell » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:24 pm

Congratulations to the Kiwis. Well played.

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#4 Post by BobMcBob » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:39 am

The Kiwis got off to a slow start, with a run rate of about 1/6, to end up posting a score that was pretty average, then bowled out India's 3 best batsmen for 1 run apiece, all while keeping the run rate down to about... 1/6, then went on to win what should have been a relatively easy game for India. Congrats! (Also, thanks to Octavious for the kind offer to supply sanders, but we already have a large enough stock of our own).

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#5 Post by Octavious » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:12 am

Australia win the toss and are off to an awful start. Bit of a recovery going on now, but they are looking vulnerable...

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#6 Post by Napoleon of Oz » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:39 am

In Smith and Starc we trust...

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#7 Post by Octavious » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:11 pm

Starc will be batting soon at this rate...

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#8 Post by Octavious » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:20 pm

224 looks very doable... Not over by a long way, but England have to be feeling confident.

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#9 Post by Octavious » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:06 pm

Wow.... this sort of thing just doesn't happen

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#10 Post by Napoleon of Oz » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:23 pm

Yep - full credit to England - you will be deserved victors here. Very disappointing for the Aussies to crumble like this (particularly in a World Cup which usually brings the best out of us) - but the English were a class above today.

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#11 Post by MajorMitchell » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:58 pm

@197 for 2 after 28 overs England are looking like winners in their semi-final against Australia.

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#12 Post by MajorMitchell » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:29 pm

England win. Australia finish up in 3rd or 4th place which is probably appropriate for the team they have at the moment.

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#13 Post by Octavious » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:46 pm

Should be a good final. Neither team has a particular advantage in terms of conditions. The forecast for Lords is a cool 21 degrees and overcast, so typical summer weather for both nations. England have to be favourites after beating them in the group, but the Kiwis have teeth.

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#14 Post by Octavious » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:47 pm

Do Kiwis have teeth, out of interest?

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#15 Post by dargorygel » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:06 pm

Octavious wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:47 pm
Do Kiwis have teeth, out of interest?
They have seeds...
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#16 Post by LeonWalras » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:05 am

Kiwis have the largest yolk to white ratio of any birds egg, and the largest egg to body size ratio of any bird. Unfortunately as they are almost extinct, it is highly illegal to use one to make omelette.

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#17 Post by Octavious » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:53 am

Aye, but do they have teeth? Not a full set of gnashers, perhaps, but an egg tooth perhaps?

Surely you can farm kiwis fairly easily? Yeah, I imagine the eggs would be expensive, but if they're particularly delicious it could be a new Christmas breakfast tradition

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#18 Post by MajorMitchell » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:32 am

Australia might be out of one World Cup being played in England but there is the World Cup of Netball being conducted in Liverpool & Australia's Diamonds have just dished Northern Ireland. Apparently the game to watch tomorrow is Sth Africa v Trinidad and Tobago as there could be a bit of niggle between these fierce rivals.

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#19 Post by BobMcBob » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:34 am

BobMcBob wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:39 am
(Also, thanks to Octavious for the kind offer to supply sanders, but we already have a large enough stock of our own).
On second thoughts, we can always do with a few more. I may have been looking at the stocktake form last July instead. Whoops. :-D
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#20 Post by Octavious » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:47 pm

Bloody hell...
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