Australia: How Shit Are They At Cricket?

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Re: Australia: How Shit Are They At Cricket?

Post by JimC » Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:40 pm

We are better than quite a lot of other countries!

(mostly the ones that don't play cricket...)
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Re: Australia: How Shit Are They At Cricket?

Post by pErvinalia » Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:28 pm

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India have been playing well for the last couple of years, winning their last five tests I believe.
Nope, drawed the one before this one, and lost the one two before that. The current series was 2 wins to India, 1 win to Australia, and one draw.
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Re: Australia: How Shit Are They At Cricket?

Post by Seabass » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:23 am

JimC wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:40 pm
We are better than quite a lot of other countries!

(mostly the ones that don't play cricket...)
I don't even know if the US has a cricket team. :dunno:

I'm guessing probably not? :dunno:
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Re: Australia: How Shit Are They At Cricket?

Post by pErvinalia » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:30 am

The Dutch cricket team is the best cricket team.
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Re: Australia: How Shit Are They At Cricket?

Post by JimC » Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:05 am

Seabass wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:23 am
JimC wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:40 pm
We are better than quite a lot of other countries!

(mostly the ones that don't play cricket...)
I don't even know if the US has a cricket team. :dunno:

I'm guessing probably not? :dunno:
I'm sure you have a few amateur teams here and there...
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Re: Australia: How Shit Are They At Cricket?

Post by Hermit » Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:24 am

Seabass wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:23 am
JimC wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:40 pm
We are better than quite a lot of other countries!

(mostly the ones that don't play cricket...)
I don't even know if the US has a cricket team. :dunno:

I'm guessing probably not? :dunno:
Introducing the United States national cricket team.

Cricket has been played in the US before the the nation even existed. "It is understood from anecdotal evidence that George Washington was a strong supporter of cricket, participating on at least one occasion in a game of cricket with his troops at Valley Forge during the American Revolution". "The team was formerly organised by the United States of America Cricket Association (USACA), which became an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1965. In June 2017, the USACA was expelled by the ICC due to governance and financing issues, with the U.S. team being temporarily overseen by ICC Americas until a new sanctioning body was established. In January 2019, associate membership was officially granted to USA Cricket."

US cricket teams have participated in One Day International matches since 1979. Though success was not exactly overwhelming, progress is being made. It has worked its way up through the various divisions over the years to find itself right now among the 20 top ranked ODI teams, albeit only just. It occupies #19, just ahead of New Guinea. England is currently in the lead, followed by India, New Zealand and Australia (which will probably be overtaken by South Africa before long). Netherlands ranks at #12, which is the same as being the best. Obviously.
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Re: Australia: How Shit Are They At Cricket?

Post by Seabass » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:37 am

Thanks for the sports history lesson, Hermit. Let me know if the Merkins ever take on the Dutchies... :cheer:
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