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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by neel, 11 May 2019.
Cheer up mate, we’ve just won the World Cup!
I'm feeling pretty proud of the way my countrymen conducted themselves both on and off the pitch on Sunday.
Very nice to hear such complementary comments about New Zealand from English cricket fans :-)
Our day will come!
(Hopefully at the expense of our Australian cousins!!)
Your mob always come across as decent blokes (unlike your neighbours!). And Kane Williamson conducted himself brilliantly after the game. Asked about the Stokes deflection, he said "Yeah, that was a shame". We'd have had no complaints if you'd won yesterday.
What an epic match!
Both teams were winners yesterday. We just don't have anything to polish!!
Your team conducted themselves magnificently given the circumstances. It was a great game, but you were unlucky not to win.
My friend who is an umpire in the Birmingham League says "Wilfull act" or "act" means if the fielder deliberately throws the ball out of play to reduce the number of runs scored (e.g. the batsmen have already run 5 runs and the fielder throws the ball out of play to try and reduce the runs scored from the delivery). It does not apply in this case..
All that counts here is overthrows, and an overthrow is called if the ball goes over the boundary, no matter how it gets there; retrospectively applied to the point when the fielder threw the ball.
My friend would give 5 runs if he could see the players hadn't crossed, 6 otherwise. That said the speed at which professional players run makes it difficult to judge if they had crossed from the scoring umpires perspective. The other umpire had a much better view and should have given him a signal to say if he thought the players hadn't crossed the moment the ball was thrown.
So both umpires made a mistake but it happens and mistakes can't be delt with retrospectively. As my friend says if the mistake is not promptly corrected on the field the decision stands.
He also says the West Indian umpire was a bit keen on giving wides so another umpire would probably have knocked a few runs off the NZ total.
England 241 all out
None of this more boundaries shite, NZ should have won by 2 wickets. To be fair though, the kiwis are taking it well here and it adds extra spice to England's summer tour.
I'm pretty sure the Stokes family will be keeping a low profile.
Bit soon to be ranting about England failures in test cricket! The ECB have transformed England from ODI embarrassments to World Cup winners. They got the right people in. The test team has always been solid and was number 1 ranked going back not too far. Our T20 team made the last final and lost it in a mad last over.
It is a summer game and most of our cricketers play over here when it comes the longer format. No surprise they then struggle a bit abroad. Same as all other countries. Play at home you tend to win more than you lose and vice versa away. The growth of t20 cricket is why many of our test players actually play barely any longer format matches and can be raw when it comes to tests.
But why would a young cricketer want to be a test player when he can make a fortune playing in the IPL, Big Bash etc each year?!
Enjoy the win. World champions and one of the best endings to any cricket game ever in any format!
The maddest thing is that next year the 50 over cup is essentially turning into a 2nd XI/development competition. The stars won't play in it, overseas players are barred, and it's on at the same time as the pointless Hundred rubbish. This year, they got the 50 over thing done quickly to avoid the World Cup, but next year - nope, clear the calendar for Not-The-T20.
I agree with @ancoats, the ECB really aren't competent at what they're doing, and aren't seeing the whole game.
Great Britain has won it three times: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby_League_World_Cup
The most recent was in 1972: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_Rugby_League_World_Cup when the final was drawn after extra time, and GB won it based on their superior performance in the group games. The Aussies had a try wrongly ruled out in that final, as well: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...r/news-story/efe43d87e756f6908bf36c17f82e7ae4
So similarities to Sunday, in that the final was level and they resorted to a tiebreaker, while there was a moment of officiating controversy.