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Discussion in 'Non Sports Talk (NST)' started by gst8, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Madturk

    Madturk Football Guru

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    Been watching the Cricket documentary on Netflix set in India. Didn't realize how much those guys make and how revered they are. Still don't understand the game. You can hit the ball behind you and it counts? Wtf? @london raider 2 @Limee ?
     
  2. london raider 2

    london raider 2 Well-Known Member

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    Yep can score runs any side of the pitch - if the ball clears the boundary without bouncing its 6 runs, if it bounces inside the boundary ropes first its 4 runs.

    If you want to see how to hit a cricket ball look for Chris Gayle highlights on youtube
     
  3. Madturk

    Madturk Football Guru

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    So if you fly out, you are done batting right? Why do the batsman run from one wicket to the other? And if the fielder hits a wicket its an out?
     
  4. london raider 2

    london raider 2 Well-Known Member

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    Ok we have a different English language problem!
    I dont know what a fly out is lol

    The batsmen running from one set of stumps (wicket) to the other set is one run. If he turns & runs back its 2 runs. If he turns & runs back again its 3 runs etc etc.

    If a fielder hits the stumps (wicket) with a thrown ball its only out if the batsman isnt standing in the crease or hasnt grounded his bat in the crease ( white line drawn on the floor in front of stumps)

    Confused yet ????

    Its very difficult to pick up all cricket rules ( eg LBW) if you arent brought up on it . Even then many struggle.
     
  5. Crow

    Crow Of course it's fucked. It's the Raiders.

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    So...kinda like the NFL's catch rules.
     
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  6. Madturk

    Madturk Football Guru

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    Wtf? :wtf1: So how long does a match last?
     
  7. london raider 2

    london raider 2 Well-Known Member

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    Depends on competition

    Test Match ( between countries ) up to 5 days

    Championship matches between counties in England up to 4 days

    Plus 0ne day games - either about 7 hours 0r 3 hours approx depending on competition & that includes breaks between innings etc
     
  8. gst8

    gst8 Well-Known Member

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    Been watching the Umbrella Academy on Netflix.

    Kind of a Legion/Watchmen meets Tim Burton type of vibe. Pretty good so far.
     
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  9. Madturk

    Madturk Football Guru

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    Watched the documentary Dawn Wall about Tommy Caldwell and his climbing companion who were the first to climb a route on El Capitan that no one ever thought possible. Crazy story.
     
  10. gst8

    gst8 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone watched Momentum Generation?

    I recorded it like 5-6 months ago and just got around to watching it. Never really got into surfing living in Northern California but I remember the buzz around those guys from when I was younger. I didn’t realize how much Kelly Slater has accomplished. I’d love to retire to some tiny island and spend the rest of my days old man surfing.
     
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  11. DonkeyKilla

    DonkeyKilla Well-Known Member

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    yeah that sounds pretty dope... me too.
     
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  12. gst8

    gst8 Well-Known Member

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    Billions is back.

    Great fucking show.
     
  13. TheMadStork

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    The graphic novels were even better. Gabriel Ba's artwork is awesome.
     
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