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Post by Fists of Fury on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 2:30 pm

Cricketing folk

We are pleased to announce a partnership with sports retailer Barrington Sports. As you may or may not already know, Barrington Sports are a leading online Sports Specialist focusing on cricket, hockey, rugby, running and netball products.

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You will notice a permanent 'sticky' thread that will be added to the cricket section in the coming days, which will contain details of the latest deals, offers and products available from Barrington Sports, and will be updated on a regular basis.

The timing of this partnership should be perfect for you to purchase any sports related gifts in readiness for Christmas. Likewise, should the cricketers amongst us be on the lookout for any new gear ahead of this coming season, Barrington Sports have a whole range of equipment and clothing available, including new 2012 cricket ranges from all the top brands.

To launch this venture, Barrington Sports have kindly agreed to hold a competition for one lucky 606v2 member to win a new cricket bat - a Puma Kinetic 5000 (pictured) - RRP £260.00.

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Given their name, and the relation to cricket, we are going to hold a caption competition featuring a former Surrey and England legend, the great Ken Barrington. We are looking for a caption satisfying any one or more of the following criteria: humorous, witty, original.

The following photograph of Ken Barrington ducking to avoid a baton wielding policeman that is chasing an Indian fan at Bombay in 1961 will be the subject of your captions.

Incidentally, Barrington went on to make an undefeated 151, so it can't have shaken him up too much!

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Please note that each participant can submit a maximum of three captions, which are to be written within this thread.

A winner will be chosen by the Barrington Sports team on Wednesday 7th December, so all captions must be submitted prior to stumps at 9am that same morning in order for your submission to be eligible.

Good luck, and hopefully you'll help support our partnership with Barrington Sports by taking a good look around their site and purchasing any items you may require.


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Post by skyeman on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 3:00 pm

The corporal is a banker Very Happy

And i did spell banker correctly. Smile

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Post by skyeman on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 3:01 pm

Well done FoF, great work. Very Happy

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Post by Guest on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 3:06 pm

"The umpire was adamant that he was to keep the ball at any cost"

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Post by skyeman on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 3:08 pm

Sainty wrote:"The umpire was adamant that he was to keep the ball at any cost"

LOL, this should be fun Very Happy

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Post by Fists of Fury on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 3:19 pm

I've got a couple of funny captions in mind, shame I can't enter Laugh

Won't say them though incase someone else has something similar in mind.

I feel there are endless opportunities with this photo!

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Post by Union Cane on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 4:11 pm

"I've heard of negative cricket, but that is ridiculous."


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Post by sodhat on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 4:19 pm

"Seems the opposition fielder had taken the term 'stumping the batsman' a bit too literally."


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Post by JDizzle on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 4:36 pm

"I know you didn't want me in the Hall of Fame Mike, but this is taking it too far."

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Post by Fists of Fury on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 4:46 pm

Laugh some good ones chaps, keep them coming.

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Post by skyeman on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 4:46 pm

JDizzle wrote:"I know you didn't want me in the Hall of Fame Mike, but this is taking it too far."

Very funny JD, The cricket secton knows what you mean Wink

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Post by Guest on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 4:47 pm

yh i agree that one should win lol Wink

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Post by Taffineastbourne on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 5:07 pm

The Invisible Man's attempt to pinch Ken's cap was thwarted by the the all-seeing Baton Man.

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Post by Swafters on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 5:13 pm

And hence the expression 'Bombay Duck' was born.....

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Post by Swafters on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 5:26 pm

I would happily watch a Policeman chasing Padraig Harrington, Rod Harrington, or Crystal Carrington, but Ken Barrington..... come on!

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Post by Taffineastbourne on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 5:44 pm

The judging of Indian Strictly Come Dancing was a good deal harsher than Ken had anticipated!

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Post by hodge on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 7:01 pm

When Ken was hit by the ball on the previous delivery this wasn't the reaction he expected when he said to the bowler 'can I get hit any harder'

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Post by JDizzle on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 7:16 pm

Gotcha! You're it now Ken.

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Post by Adam D on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 7:38 pm

Hit the leg BEFORE wicket not hit the leg WITH wicket

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Post by Corporalhumblebucket on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 11:09 pm

skyeman wrote:The corporal is a banker Very Happy

And i did spell banker correctly. Smile

Skyeman Very Happy Full marks for your accurate spelling Very Happy
Sadly, I'm better at limericks than caption comps. But some excellent suggestions already....


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Post by Corporalhumblebucket on Fri 02 Dec 2011, 11:57 pm

One which may ring a bell with some of the older posters.....

"At length, a personal emissary was sent to inform Barrington that his captain had been trying for at least half an hour to declare the innings closed."


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Post by guildfordbat on Sat 03 Dec 2011, 12:02 am

Corporalhumblebucket wrote:One which may ring a bell with some of the older posters.....

"At length, a personal emissary was sent to inform Barrington that his captain had been trying for at least half an hour to declare the innings closed."


Very Happy clap

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Post by Guest on Sat 03 Dec 2011, 12:16 am

"India's refusal to implement UDRS clearly hadn't reached Mr. Barrington..."

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Post by skyeman on Sat 03 Dec 2011, 3:35 am

"Excuse me Mr Barrington Sahib, can i have my curry back, you already have enough (run's)"

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Post by Corporalhumblebucket on Sat 03 Dec 2011, 9:24 am

JDizzle wrote:"I know you didn't want me in the Hall of Fame Mike, but this is taking it too far."
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Post by Taffineastbourne on Sat 03 Dec 2011, 10:07 am

The young Boycott was desperate to get into the side but Ken had seen through his disguise.

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Post by Corporalhumblebucket on Sat 03 Dec 2011, 12:04 pm

With apologies to a fellow Corporal:

"English tourists? They don't like it up 'em!"

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Post by ShahenshahG on Sat 03 Dec 2011, 12:04 pm

Bitter Scot pretends to be an indian policeman

Indian Policeman accepts no excuses as he attempts to flog the elephant on the pitch.

That isn't a bat...THIS is a bat.



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Post by Fists of Fury on Sat 03 Dec 2011, 12:07 pm

Laugh

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Post by ShahenshahG on Sat 03 Dec 2011, 12:13 pm

Corporalhumblebucket wrote:With apologies to a fellow Corporal:

"English tourists? They don't like it up 'em!"

Brilliant

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Post by skyeman on Sat 03 Dec 2011, 1:03 pm

"I knew it was dangerous fielding at silly point, but this is ridiculous"

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Post by skyeman on Sat 03 Dec 2011, 1:22 pm

"Some people will do anything for a Barrington's bat."

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Post by ShahenshahG on Sat 03 Dec 2011, 1:27 pm

skyeman wrote:"Some people will do anything for a Barrington's bat."

Cheap! but probably the winner haha

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Post by skyeman on Sat 03 Dec 2011, 1:30 pm

ShahenshahG wrote:
skyeman wrote:"Some people will do anything for a Barrington's bat."

Cheap! but probably the winner haha


Hey, that took at least 30 seconds to come up with Very Happy

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Post by Corporalhumblebucket on Sat 03 Dec 2011, 5:53 pm

Besumement soon turned a little sour when Mr Barrington found that he had been given out for obstructing an honorary fieldsman.

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Post by guildfordbat on Sat 03 Dec 2011, 6:26 pm

Barrington is asked in strong terms to reconsider his NO vote for Belinda Clark.

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And to think how upset Ricky Ponting was with just Gary Pratt's appearance .....

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After his success at stealing from the policeman, the phantom trouser thief of Bombay finds it harder to break down Barrington's defence.

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Post by JDizzle on Sun 04 Dec 2011, 1:30 pm

I'm sorry Mr Barrington, there weren't any replacement bats in your kit bag. This is all we could find.

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Post by Fists of Fury on Sun 04 Dec 2011, 2:23 pm

"Ken feared that the policeman was about to drop his bat"

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Post by Guest on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 12:51 am

The opposition called in perhaps the most unorthodox of fields to end Ken's vigil.

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Post by Fists of Fury on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 10:00 am

"The Indian version of Benny Hill was beginning to take off..."

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Post by Galted on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 11:04 am

Fists of Fury wrote:"The Indian version of Benny Hill was beginning to take off..."

Laugh nice one FoF, & thanks for putting the damn Benny Hill music in my head.
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Post by Fists of Fury on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 11:06 am

Haha, good luck trying to get rid of that!

Submissions must be in by 9am tomorrow morning guys.

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Post by Union Cane on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 2:05 pm

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Post by Galted on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 2:37 pm

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Post by Fists of Fury on Tue 06 Dec 2011, 2:38 pm

clap

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Post by Barrington Sports on Wed 07 Dec 2011, 3:53 pm

Thanks very much for all your suggestions. We put your captions to a vote across the Barrington Sports Team. First and foremost, everybody commented that they were brilliant. There were more than a few chuckles in our offices. Alas, we have to choose a winner and the results are as follows:

3rd place - Corporalhumblebucket with “At length, a personal emissary was sent to inform Barrington that his captain had been trying for at least half an hour to declare the innings closed”

2nd place – Fists of Fury with “The Indian version of Benny Hill was beginning to take off...”

And in first place, perhaps unsurprisingly, with over 50% of the votes was:

Skyeman with “Some people will do anything for a Barrington’s bat”

So well done to you Skyeman! Please get in touch with our customer service team directly and we will send the Puma bat out to you. And apologies to the others if our choice was the obvious one - democracy rules here I’m afraid!

Regards from the Barrington Sports Team

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Post by guildfordbat on Wed 07 Dec 2011, 4:03 pm

Well done, Skye!

That's Mrs Skyeman's Christmas present sorted then - no need to buy her that set of saucepans after all! Very Happy

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Post by skyeman on Wed 07 Dec 2011, 4:10 pm

guildfordbat wrote:Well done, Skye!

That's Mrs Skyeman's Christmas present sorted then - no need to buy her that set of saucepans after all! Very Happy

Thank you Guildford, but she does want the bat, to square cut my head Laugh

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Post by ShahenshahG on Wed 07 Dec 2011, 4:41 pm

Damn - Can I get a Cup and a Jock strap for predicting the winner? I've yet to buy Mrs Shah a present.

Congrats mate!

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Post by skyeman on Wed 07 Dec 2011, 5:16 pm

ShahenshahG wrote:Damn - Can I get a Cup and a Jock strap for predicting the winner? I've yet to buy Mrs Shah a present.

Congrats mate!

Thank you.

LOL, Well done you, it was a cheap shot though. Very Happy But i think Mrs Shah would much rather have a nice perfume than a bat Very Happy

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