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Post by Fists of Fury Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:15 pm

First topic message reminder :

Joining a new forum can be a little bewildering. Often, you will notice that the existing members may seem a little 'cliquey', continuing long running 'in jokes' from time to time which are of little consequence or understanding to a new member. I know from experience that this can make you feel like a bit of an outsider right from day one, and cause you to lose interest.

The majority of the topics on 606v2 Cricket are very much cricket related, and as such I'd like to think it is an easy place to settle in to and get involved with, but familiarising yourself with fellow contributors may be a useful aid.

I've created this thread (at the request of our resident CorporalHumblebucket) as a place where members both old and new can tell everyone as much as they wish to about themselves, as a means of allowing new members to familiarise themselves with the existing, and likewise to introduce themselves to the 606v2 Cricket regulars.

So, each and every contributor to this section, feel free to tell us a bit about yourself. I'll start...

Location: Birmingham, England.
Age: 24
Occupation: Quantity Surveyor (yawn!)
Interests: Football (Aston Villa fan), cricket, boxing, fishing

County supported: Warwickshire
Favourite cricketers currently playing: Kevin Pietersen, James Anderson, Ian Bell, Dale Steyn
Favourite cricketers now retired: Shane Warne, Brian Lara, Andrew Flintoff, Adam Gilchrist
Best cricketing moment I've witnessed live: Shane Warne taking his 700th Test wicket at the MCG in 2007
Favourite venue: Edgbaston for the carnival atmosphere, MCG for the sheer size and sense of occasion
Venue I'd most like to visit, but haven't: Lord's (ashamedly so), for the history of the place, I need some of that!
What I love most about cricket: Everything about it, it truly is the King of games - the skill, the excitement, the grandeur and history
What I hate most about cricket: Daft delays getting the players back on the field after rain has stopped play, and the general lack of common sense amongst the games administrators at times!
Favourite Test series: Has to be the Ashes, but I do love the England vs South Africa Test series - always provide high entertainment and competitive Tests

Personal cricketing career: 1 year out of the game at the moment, medium pace bowler that wasn't too bad, and a horrific lower order slogger that hit a few fours and the odd six...
Best ground played at: Moseley CC
Bat used: Gray Nicolls Lazer

A little about me on 606v2: I will often be found loitering around the cricket or boxing boards of this site. I was a member of the old BBC 606 forum and decided to make the move over here after the announcement of its closure when I saw that many posters I was familiar with were doing so themselves. Since arriving here, I initially posted as a normal member before being made moderator of the cricket and boxing boards, and then being made an administrator after the other 3,600 members turned down the role. Thankfully, the amount of moderation that I have to actually do on the cricket board is minimal, and as such I can get heavily involved in the high quality debates that crop up on a daily basis. The locals here are friendly enough, but everyone should know that they only need to private message me if they've a problem, and I'll deal with it best I can.


Feel free to add any other information you feel necessary!

Thanks, and to our new members - you are most welcome!


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Post by eirebilly Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:01 pm

Just admit it biltong, you are like the rest of us men and only get pocket money each week Wink
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Post by Biltong Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:04 pm

absolutely. Sad
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Post by eirebilly Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:11 pm

Its a hard life LOL
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Post by Biltong Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:15 pm

And it doesn't get easier, eh?

The more you make, the more they spend, the harder you work, to make more, so she can spend more, so your work harder again........



..... and then the heart attack or stroke gets you..... then she goes off with all your insurance money and get her another.....
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Post by Biltong Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:23 pm

can anyone please gie me the link to the rankings calculator, it seems google is striking a blank this morning.

thanks
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Post by Pal Joey Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:10 am

There you go Biltong.

http://www.icc-cricket.com/match_zone/test_predictor.php

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Post by FerN Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:28 am

I am in Pretoria. I don't really play any sport now, but did play tennis because I wasn't good enough for rugby, then as it turns out also not good enough for cricket.

My favourite sport to watch is rugby and then cricket. Don't really watch soccer.

Hansie was my favourite player, so sad that he got caught out, uhmm or should I say did something to get caught out. Although out of the current bundle there are some with the potential to replace him. Donald was my favourite bowler, but I think he is already replace with Steyn currently.

I joined this forum mainly only for rugby and the only reason I am posting here is because we are playing the English. In the rugby section they speak about everything going on in rugby, but maybe it will soon be so in the cricket section as well.

I actually go to more cricket games than rugby games. Prefer going to tests, as the tickets are cheaper and it is like a picnic for the whole day.

T20 costs 6 times more for only a few hours if that. Watched games in Newlands, Supersport Park and Wanderers. Supersport Park is my favourite though. Less parking issues and close to the Station.

Best test matches in order is Australia, India, England. Well that is the biggest playing nations so it is probably expected.

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Post by Biltong Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:04 am

Fern, you are welcome to put up any topic in cricket you want to talk about mate.

I know the cricket forum is predominantly English, but the more topics put up about non English cricket topics the more others will join in.

I sometimes put up an article about South African stuff and if it is interesting enough everyone joins in.
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Post by Pete C (Kiwireddevil) Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:19 am

Biltong wrote:Fern, you are welcome to put up any topic in cricket you want to talk about mate.

I know the cricket forum is predominantly English, but the more topics put up about non English cricket topics the more others will join in.

I sometimes put up an article about South African stuff and if it is interesting enough everyone joins in.


Indeed. I put the odd NZ cricket article up too. And Mike's posts on cricket in France make great reading.
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Post by FerN Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:24 am

I just check in here once a while, so it is probably not going to work that well and I haven't really seen neutral fans in here, so getting a broader participation in here will probably be difficult.

And seeing as that almost every other forum, Indian supporters dominate this is quite strange.

It was surprising to me to see so much hate on cricInfo towards the English team and then I realised it is not even South Africans that is so out spoken. it must be because of that whitewash that they are so angry at the English team.

Edit: And just as I post this I see another neutral.

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Post by Biltong Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:31 am

We had lots of fans from all over at the old 606, but many were big wind up merchants, the cricketing forum here is rather docile when it comes to wums and agression.
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Post by KP_fan Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:48 am

Hello...I live and work between Zeist ( Netherland) and Zurich......follow as much test cricket and T20 as I can ( but not ODIs) streaming on the net, as live telecasts are not availbale on TV.

Decade and a half back, I played u-19 at the international level.....opened the batting and off-spin.....still turn out for clubs in germay ocassionally on weekends.....long drive to get to Frieburg for a game and some beers afterwards.

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Post by FerN Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:55 am

KP_fan wrote:Decade and a half back, I played u-19 at the international level.....opened the batting and off-spin.....still turn out for clubs in germay ocassionally on weekends.....long drive to get to Frieburg for a game and some beers afterwards.

Can see why you are a KP fan then.

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Post by Fists of Fury Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:55 am

Hi Fern, yeah any article you post will elicit a response, regardless of what nation the posters support. I'd say that most on here are fairly neutral when it comes to a broader discussion (and aren't playing up, like we all sometimes do!).

It'd be good to get any of your thoughts on any cricketing matter whatsoever, no matter how obscure they may be.

Cheers

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Post by FerN Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:02 pm

Hey FoF,

I know it will, but the WI vs NZ thread didn't get too far.

I am trying to post more now in here, but my cricketing knowledge isn't as good as my rugby knowledge. I know how good my teams are, but not really that much of the other teams. After the first test I could sort of cage England's strength, seeing as how they had to bat in the worse conditions between the two.

And England is still fine because I have seen most of the players when they toured down here. But with all the new people coming in etc in other line-ups it is a bit difficult for me to have a general discussion. That's the nice thing about say the S15 in rugby, you know more and you will watch the other country's international games, making you much more familiar with the other country's players. The IPL is probably the equivalent, but you don't get to see the whole country's line-up.

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Post by Biltong Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:09 pm

FerN wrote:Hey FoF,

I know it will, but the WI vs NZ thread didn't get too far.

I am trying to post more now in here, but my cricketing knowledge isn't as good as my rugby knowledge. I know how good my teams are, but not really that much of the other teams. After the first test I could sort of cage England's strength, seeing as how they had to bat in the worse conditions between the two.


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Post by msp83 Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:10 am

I have gone through this post from time to time but never posted here.
Well, msp83
Took to cricket with a great deal of interest in the mid 1990s. Is from India, born in the southern part of the country, but shuttling between the north and south of the country for work related reasons. Haven't played professional cricket, but try to read up on the game of my passion and watch as much cricket I can squeeze into the schedule when I am not involved with my professional commitment that has to do with academic engagement, teaching and researching political science.
Debating cricket is something I do with passion, so always up for a passionate yet reasonable discussion. Not a rationalist of the positivist kind where there is a distinction between fact and value.
Favorite teams are India and England, but I watch others play or follow them on cricinfo.
Test cricket is the most prefered format, but I believe there is space for the other 2 as well.

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Post by ShankyCricket Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:03 am

How old are you msp? Wink

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Post by msp83 Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:16 am

Getting closer to 30.

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Post by ShankyCricket Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:20 am

Ah! You are born in 1983, I presume, hence msp83?

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Post by msp83 Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:22 am

Could be!.

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