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Cricket - Natwest Challenge

AceMaan
07-07-2005, 02:38 AM
I reckon Australia to beat England @1.57 looks a pretty good bet....despite the reason slump on Australian cricket................

bad gambler
07-07-2005, 06:17 AM
New rules today mate, too hard to call as it makes it more of a lottery

AceMaan
07-07-2005, 11:25 AM
Australia 27-0 after 9 overs...............very conservative play from a normally wild opening pair

harvey
07-07-2005, 01:11 PM
Australia 120/5 (32.0 ov)
only martyn can save em

AceMaan
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
Natwest Challenge second match......this series; ahead of the upcoming ashes ;appears to be quite meaningless....so both sets of players will treat this as practice....hence going for runs............

Parlay Australia 1st ten overs >42 runs x England 1st ten overs >40 runs @2.00

bad gambler
07-10-2005, 04:35 AM
its pretty simple, if gillespie plays put your house on the poms, if he doesn't australia will win

bad gambler
07-11-2005, 04:05 AM
that's the way australia, show those poms who is the top dog

oliverstephen
07-11-2005, 10:01 AM
England just giving aussies a sense of false security before blowing them away in the test matches!

allanah
07-11-2005, 02:32 PM
Go on Brett Lee! :banana: :rocker2:

bad gambler
07-11-2005, 02:34 PM
Go on Brett Lee! :banana: :rocker2:

hmmm...aren't you from england? :confused:

allanah
07-11-2005, 02:38 PM
hmmm...aren't you from england? :confused:

I live here. But am not from here/there. I'm not an England-hater just an Aussie-fan, when it comes to cricket. It makes a nice contrast from supporting Zimbabwe - as I'm sure you can imagine :sad:

bad gambler
07-11-2005, 02:41 PM
I live here. But am not from here/there. I'm not an England-hater just an Aussie-fan, when it comes to cricket. It makes a nice contrast from supporting Zimbabwe - as I'm sure you can imagine :sad:

I hear you about the zimboks :(

Well good to hear there are non aussie's supporting australia over there :D

allanah
07-11-2005, 02:46 PM
I hear you about the zimboks :(

Well good to hear there are non aussie's supporting australia over there :D

Yup. :secret: Though I do it very quietly.

What gets me is while the Intl cricket is going on players like the Flower Brothers, Murray Goodwin, Andy blignaut and loads others are playing excellent cricket for their county sides.

Stupid politics :(

bad gambler
07-11-2005, 02:51 PM
Yup. :secret: Though I do it very quietly.

What gets me is while the Intl cricket is going on players like the Flower Brothers, Murray Goodwin, Andy blignaut and loads others are playing excellent cricket for their county sides.

Stupid politics :(
One of my mates went to South Africa last December and actually went to Zimbabwe as well. He was telling me that he was amazed at how much talent the kids who he was watching playing cricket in Harare had, and mind you my mate is an Indian so he has seen many Indian kids playing as well.

If only they had the support and sporting infrastructure like Australia enjoys with things like full time cricket coaches and academies, they could actually realise their full potential. And then of course like you said their is an added problem with respect to the political instability over there.

allanah
07-11-2005, 03:06 PM
One of my mates went to South Africa last December and actually went to Zimbabwe as well. He was telling me that he was amazed at how much talent the kids who he was watching playing cricket in Harare had, and mind you my mate is an Indian so he has seen many Indian kids playing as well.

If only they had the support and sporting infrastructure like Australia enjoys with things like full time cricket coaches and academies, they could actually realise their full potential. And then of course like you said their is an added problem with respect to the political instability over there.

yeah, it's always good to hear people who've had actual experiences of Africa speak of how much potential and good stuff there is going on there. Rather than those who just accept the newspaper/TV version which are only interested in accentuating the negatives.

Anyway, back to the cricket....:)

bad gambler
07-11-2005, 03:14 PM
Anyway, back to the cricket....:)

Lets just hope its a competitive Ashes series. I keep hearing how well England have improved and I admit they have, but this will be the real acid test against Australia. I hope all this pre Ashes hype is going to amount for something come next Thursday :)

allanah
07-11-2005, 03:19 PM
you mean you're not hoping for a whitewash?

I am :p