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Old 25.05.2011, 08:17 AM
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All is right in the world once more as test cricket returns to our green and pleasant land from tomorrow!

I'm going for a 2-0 win against Sri Lanka and 2-1 against India.

Thoughts? Opinions? Anyone lucky enough to watching some over the summer?
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Old 25.05.2011, 08:23 AM
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There's going to be a little mini-series that Sky are showing throughout the Sri Lanka test series, and it's all about local league clubs.

The name of the show will be Clublife, and it's first two are set in Burnley! You'll see them following Lowerhouse (my local team), and Burnley. There's a big rivalry between Burnley and Lowerhouse - I went to school with a couple of the Lowerhouse boys and several have played football in the league I help run (Charlie Cottam, Joe Beneduce, Chris Bleazard, Johnny Russell) as it happens too.
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Old 25.05.2011, 10:39 AM
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I think we will beat Sri Lanka but draw the Indian series.
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Old 26.05.2011, 02:21 PM
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I'm much more excited by the possibility of Lancashire winning the county championship.

I sat on my grandfather's knee when I was barely older than 24 as he told me misty-eyed tales of the last time Lancashire were county champions, back when everyone had a minimum of three initials, amateurs and professionals took tea separately and Cyril Washbrook was but a boy.

I long ago gave up any hope of seeing it happen in my lifetime.
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Old 26.05.2011, 03:50 PM
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We've crushed Hampshire - really beginning to get excited now. Most of the pre-season experts had Lancy down as possible relegation candidates, especially if/when the injuries start.

Ha!
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Old 26.05.2011, 05:33 PM
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As a Yorkshireman, I'd have to say its looking worryingly possible..........
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Of course they have a chance in a 2 horse race. Iffy weather, win the toss, plenty of things that can even out the teams. Australia clear favourites, though.
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Of course they have a chance in a 2 horse race. Iffy weather, win the toss, plenty of things that can even out the teams. Australia clear favourites, though.
Sorry meant the World Cup not that individual game lol!
Australia won 13 of last 15 against England in ODIs
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Read an article how the ODI Cricket World Cup could be the most watched sporting event ever, obviously because of the popularity in Asia.
No chance of that, it's just the usual hype you get before any big event. It sounds impressive if they say "2.5 billion can watch". But, for comparison, every person in every competing nation (including all of the Caribbean/UK), added together, equals... 1.876 billion And in some countries, pay TV has the rights to games (India's narrowly avoided it).

The audience in the subcontinent will be huge despite the lower TV ownership, but remember in many countries cricket isn't well-known. But the ICC wouldn't be the first to imagine viewers that aren't there... Everyone's at it

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Old 13.02.2015, 09:55 AM
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Sorry meant the World Cup not that individual game lol!
Australia won 13 of last 15 against England in ODIs
An outside chance, nothing more. If everyone finds form towards the end of the tournament and things run for them then of course they can win. Aus, SA, NZ and probably India are more likely winners.
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