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Old 28th August 2020, 22:06   #41
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Rain is the winner again.
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Old 28th August 2020, 22:08   #42
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Old 29th August 2020, 09:30   #43
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Rain is the winner again.
officials are the losers that made rain the winner.

Said that one side would bat and they wouldn't factor in the rain so enough overs play to get a result were possible and played, they just went 16.1-0 rather than 5+ each and result......

Wasn't exactly a forecast/prediction, but happens too often and soooooo stupid those in charge can't work out what kind of overs they might get in and started off even 10 overs a side.

Problem is their mentality is to try and play as much cricket as possible without factoring weather into the 'possible' ie trying to play 20 overs when sense might have made them see they'd never get there, didn't even get halfway


Whilst I don't like piddly Rs numbers of overs I'd rather see a 5 a side (overs) result than a 20 overs a side no result......... About time the cricket peeps starting looking at like a roof solution, I know some claim it is financially impossible, but noone says it has to cover more than the square and maybe inner circle nor does it have to be like a fully automated roof that retracts, plays music, etc, I mean the principle of a tent come marguee should be their starting thoughts, they tend to not let rain in............
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Old 29th August 2020, 11:32   #44
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About time the cricket peeps starting looking at like a roof solution, I know some claim it is financially impossible, but noone says it has to cover more than the square and maybe inner circle nor does it have to be like a fully automated roof that retracts, plays music, etc, I mean the principle of a tent come marguee should be their starting thoughts, they tend to not let rain in............
Surely it would have to cover the whole outfield otherwise it's pointless playing if the ball just plugs when it goes towards the boundary? The Docklands stadium's roof is 38m up and players still hit it occasionally, we aren't ever going to get a stadium suitable for cricket with stands that tall in the UK. For a tent you would probably need it to be 150m in diameter and 40m high and put up and brought down at short notice. It's just not worth it.
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Old 29th August 2020, 12:45   #45
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Surely it would have to cover the whole outfield otherwise it's pointless playing if the ball just plugs when it goes towards the boundary? The Docklands stadium's roof is 38m up and players still hit it occasionally, we aren't ever going to get a stadium suitable for cricket with stands that tall in the UK. For a tent you would probably need it to be 150m in diameter and 40m high and put up and brought down at short notice. It's just not worth it.
Presumably a roof could be retractable to ensure that the grass experiences natural weather but during a match, whether 40 overs or 5 days, it would need to be either open or closed as I could imagine it would really effect playing conditions depending on whether it was one or the other.
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Didn’t they once play cricket in the Millenium Dome (is that what it’s called?). Excited talk about balls hitting the roof scored 12 or something.
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Old 29th August 2020, 12:54   #47
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Question Sounds a bit dodgy

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If there is any rain perhaps Ebony can entertain us on the drums.
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Old 29th August 2020, 13:08   #48
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Didnít they once play cricket in the Millenium Dome (is that what itís called?). Excited talk about balls hitting the roof scored 12 or something.
And I think in one of the Aussie roofed stadiums and Shahid Afridi did hit the roof.
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Old 29th August 2020, 13:22   #49
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Re roof. They are generally multi sport pitches aren’t they? Basically we need a football team who need a new ground to build a multipurpose stadium in an area where cricket is popular. Who could that be?
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Didnít they once play cricket in the Millenium Dome (is that what itís called?). Excited talk about balls hitting the roof scored 12 or something.
The Milennium Stadium in Cardiff, the Millenium Dome is the 02 arena now in London (strangely it was shaped like a cricket ground and looks like a tent!). The boundaries were small obviously, I think you got different amount of runs for whichever tier of the stands you hit. Here is Shahid Afridi hitting a 12 off the roof.

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The Milennium Stadium in Cardiff, the Millenium Dome is the 02 arena now in London (strangely it was shaped like a cricket ground and looks like a tent!). The boundaries were small obviously, I think you got different amount of runs for whichever tier of the stands you hit. Here is Shahid Afridi hitting a 12 off the roof.

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Thanks. At least I was right about 12 for hitting the roof.
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Re roof. They are generally multi sport pitches aren’t they? Basically we need a football team who need a new ground to build a multipurpose stadium in an area where cricket is popular. Who could that be?
That doesn’t work out too well, since you are talking an Olympics-type stadium being used for football, with a track around the outside. Cavernous and not great atmosphere for football. The Montreal Olympic stadium - “The Big Owe” as it came to be known - was used for baseball afterwards and has been also a football facility. It has a roof which has needed repair at exorbitant sums long after the Expos left town.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olym...dium_(Montreal)

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Just a reminder that tomorrow's game - weather permitting - is live on BBC, as well as Sky.

Let's hope they have better luck showing a full game.

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Old 30th August 2020, 03:55   #54
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Why aren't they playing this series during summer when it doesn't rain.
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Don’t want to tempt fate but it is dry and sunny this morning.
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Donít want to tempt fate but it is dry and sunny this morning.

And there is now no rain forecast for the next 2 weeks down south either, so looks good for the T20's against Aus next weekend.
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Old 30th August 2020, 11:33   #57
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Old 30th August 2020, 11:51   #58
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Live cricket on BBC1 for the first time in 21 years.

How I've missed the days when it was introduced by Peter West and later Tony Lewis. Commentary was headed by Richie Benaud supported by Jim Laker and Tom Graveney.

Today we have Micheal Vaughan. Oh goody.
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Live cricket on BBC1 for the first time in 21 years.

How I've missed the days when it was introduced by Peter West and later Tony Lewis. Commentary was headed by Richie Benaud supported by Jim Laker and Tom Graveney.

Today we have Micheal Vaughan. Oh goody.
Is that right, about Vaughan? I donít really know how this is going to work. ďIntroduced by Isa GuhaĒ. Sky pictures with TMS commentators on BBC and Sky commentators on Sky?

Think Iíll stick to Sky...
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Old 30th August 2020, 12:26   #60
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Is that right, about Vaughan? I donít really know how this is going to work. ďIntroduced by Isa GuhaĒ. Sky pictures with TMS commentators on BBC and Sky commentators on Sky?

Think Iíll stick to Sky...
If they're showing Sky pictures that won't be too bad. I just couldn't listen to Vaughan without an anaesthetic.
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