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Cricket « Reply #75 on: March 03, 2006, 06:51 PM »
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Arka- You say ur british by choice! Well that doesn;t amke u british. If u've not been brought up knowing about the great rivalry between the home nations then u won;t know what it;s like. Scotland especially has alot of independantly minded people. Which is why we set up the scottish parliment. Scotland is a large country with a small population relative to it;s size. But if we can put out a team that can compete with a very largely populated country (i.e. England) then that's a huge sucess! You can't take away the individual roles of the home nations.
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Cricket « Reply #76 on: March 03, 2006, 07:50 PM »
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Hey why do you say I cant be British! I am very familiar with British history and am pretty aware of the extent to which the rivalries strech. You may not know that even while I am sitting in this dingy city I dream of your land every moment.

I also respect the fierce independent mindedness the Scots and Welsh show, but isnt Britain a single country?? Then why cant we have a single team in Rugby,Football,Cricket and everywhere else.... Ok it will destroy the Six Nations but whats more important our nation or Six Nations. I am not wanting to sound like some politician calling for a revolution but please consider the great prospects of an unified sporting Britain.
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Cricket « Reply #77 on: March 04, 2006, 04:50 AM »
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Quote from: "davidB"
in winter olympic curling the team that was representing the women was made only of scottish people...


Exactly, and that didn't stop me supporting them and celebrating when they won the gold medal 4 years ago as they were competing for Great Britain under the British flag, not Scotland.
We put together a rugby team (British Lions) once every 4 years, so I see no reason why we can't do the same with football once every 4 years for the olympics.

Arka, I both agree and disagree. I am fully against making one British team only for every sport and getting rid of our England, Scotland, Wales and N.Ireland national teams (if that is indeed what you are suggesting), but I am all for having a Great Britain team for all sports on special occasions. These occasions might be something like the British lions every 4 years, the olympics every 4 years, the Davis Cup etc. But not on a regular basis.
I understand the arguments for a Britain football team losing national identity etc, but IMO isn't the whole point of having a "Great Britain" olympics team to unite the 4 nations in the spirit of sport?

Anyway lets try and get back on topic, great 3rd day for us, and particularly Matthew Hoggard. We need to take that last wicket as soon as possible and we may get ourselves into a potentially match winning position.
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Cricket « Reply #78 on: March 04, 2006, 05:43 AM »
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Great! India all out for 323, and E&W batting on 41 for no loss. Hope we can settle down a bit and then,  and then we can unleash Kevin Pietersen on them!
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Cricket « Reply #79 on: March 04, 2006, 06:08 AM »
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59-0, in a great position now.
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Cricket « Reply #80 on: March 04, 2006, 07:00 AM »
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Hey why do you say I cant be British!


I never did, I just pointed out you are not. Knowing about British History or wanting to be British doesn't make you British. sorry.

 
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but isnt Britain a single country??


 No it's a unified nation made up of 4 seperate countries - namely scotland england wales and northern ireland



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our nation or Six Nations


it;s not "our" it's "one" because it;s not your nation. You have to accept this, until you gain british citenzenship. And i say Six nations. Far more exciting. Sure, have a team for special occasions (olympics, world cups etc) but not all the time.
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Cricket « Reply #81 on: March 04, 2006, 09:04 AM »
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148-2, great position. Cook going well again with 46 not out and Pietersen is hitting it around a bit.
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Cricket « Reply #82 on: March 04, 2006, 09:27 AM »
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for nkp2:
Dont think taht I dont know what constitutes as Britain. I know that and much more. When I say a "single nation" I dont mean a single republic but the same spirit that unites Britain.
If you dont accept me thats fine but as far as I am concerned I am 100% British.



About the cricket: Hope Pietersen manages to smash a few and then we can declare with about ten overs left.
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Cricket « Reply #83 on: March 04, 2006, 10:58 AM »
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Pietersen got out after making 87. Played pretty well though.
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Cricket « Reply #84 on: March 04, 2006, 11:02 AM »
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229-3, cook still there having a great debut.
we really can get ourselves into a great position now. should bat out the day, declare and give ourselves a full day to try and bowl them out.
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Cricket « Reply #85 on: March 04, 2006, 11:04 AM »
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wow... the scoring in cricket is very confusing... how are they blowin each other out all the time?
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Cricket « Reply #86 on: March 04, 2006, 11:07 AM »
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lol, basically in a test match such as this match, both teams have 2 innings, and to bowl them out in an innings you have to take 10 wickets (ie, get 10 people out). There are 11 in a team, so getting 10 people out will leave 1 guy with no partner (2 people bat together) so the team is out.
Hope that makes sense, its the simplest way I can explain it.
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Cricket « Reply #87 on: March 04, 2006, 11:10 AM »
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so how do you score though?
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Cricket « Reply #88 on: March 04, 2006, 11:13 AM »
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You hit the ball and try to run to the opposite end of the pitch, the number of times you complete a run you get that many.

If you hit the ball to the boundary line without it bouncing, you get six runs. If it touches the ground and reaches the boundary you get four runs.
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Cricket « Reply #89 on: March 04, 2006, 11:13 AM »
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oh i see.... sounds rather strange... but maybe thats just me
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