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Against the "Spirit of Cricket?"
« on: August 27, 2017, 07:48:18 PM »

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/cricket/little-welsh-team-caused-absolute-13536134

I thought this was worth posting. I absolutely love this. Against the spirit of the game? Most definitely. But they got the job done.
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Re: Against the "Spirit of Cricket?"
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2017, 07:56:07 PM »

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/cricket/little-welsh-team-caused-absolute-13536134

I thought this was worth posting. I absolutely love this. Against the spirit of the game? Most definitely. But they got the job done.


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Re: Against the "Spirit of Cricket?"
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2017, 08:01:53 PM »

Not how I would want to win a league.

Just my personal opinion, but that's shitcakes really - win with your head held high, not at all costs!
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Re: Against the "Spirit of Cricket?"
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2017, 08:03:44 PM »

Surely the celebrations would feel a little hollow?
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Re: Against the "Spirit of Cricket?"
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2017, 08:15:52 PM »

Gutless totally gutless
Either back yourselves or go home
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Re: Against the "Spirit of Cricket?"
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2017, 08:17:06 PM »

Saw this in news

Hollow victory but says a lot about club and win at all costs fair play as tactically brilliant but morally repugnant
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Re: Against the "Spirit of Cricket?"
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2017, 08:25:33 PM »

Whoever made that one is a gutless moron!
To me that is not what cricket is about.
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Re: Against the "Spirit of Cricket?"
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2017, 08:31:29 PM »

This sort of thing drags cricket down.
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Re: Against the "Spirit of Cricket?"
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2017, 08:40:03 PM »

That's the advantage of being in top spot.
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Re: Against the "Spirit of Cricket?"
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2017, 09:23:20 PM »

It has echoes of Somerset in the Benson & Hedges Cup in 1979, and they were thrown out the competititon that year for what they did
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Re: Against the "Spirit of Cricket?"
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2017, 10:04:17 PM »

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/cricket/little-welsh-team-caused-absolute-13536134

I thought this was worth posting. I absolutely love this. Against the spirit of the game? Most definitely. But they got the job done.


Time to renew their point system -- what a silly way to "game" the system.
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Re: Against the "Spirit of Cricket?"
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2017, 11:10:05 PM »

when i saw this i thought it was a terrible way to win the league however having seen what one of their players/members/supporters put it appears that you get batting and bowling points on top of win points therefore they have spent all season bowling teams out cheaply in first innings which then seriously disadvantages them in getting more batting points. Seems a really stupid points scoring system  and one by which I can see why they would for once make it work in their favour. Id like to think my club would just go out and win the game but doing that is understandable.
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Re: Against the "Spirit of Cricket?"
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2017, 02:01:09 AM »

Some of the teams I've played in would find it hard to chase down 18!
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Re: Against the "Spirit of Cricket?"
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2017, 03:26:01 AM »

Normally when I see an outrage like this I side with the supposed villain because the general rule of thumb is that people who invoke "The Spirit of Cricket" are either dumb, boring and more often than not they are both.

However, in this case if I was part of the team that won the league I'd have been annoyed and would have preferred to play the full game. Partly because it's the sporting thing to do but mostly because I'm paying subs, match fees and taking time out of my weekend to drive to a game and you better believe I want my money's worth.

It's one thing to do it if you're a professional, it's another to do it to win a diddy club league that not even your own family give a toss about. People who take amateur sports that seriously are the worst.

when i saw this i thought it was a terrible way to win the league however having seen what one of their players/members/supporters put it appears that you get batting and bowling points on top of win points therefore they have spent all season bowling teams out cheaply in first innings which then seriously disadvantages them in getting more batting points. Seems a really stupid points scoring system  and one by which I can see why they would for once make it work in their favour. Id like to think my club would just go out and win the game but doing that is understandable.

So bat first, score a billion runs and bowl the opposition out for 50.
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Re: Against the "Spirit of Cricket?"
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2017, 05:21:59 AM »

brilliant !
the only thing against 'the spirit of cricket' here is the points system and the lack of a final.
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