thomam

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  1. Yep, thay should decide them on boundaries NZ Italy also cancelled. Scotland Japan in doubt.
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    formula one

    Sucker for this kind of thing... Alan Jones won Alain Prost's first race. Prost won Jones' last race Prost won Ayrton Senna's first race Senna won Prost's last Senna won Michael Schumacher's first race Schumacher won Senna's last Schumacher won Jenson Button's first race Button won Schumacher's last
  3. Congratulations Australia. Best team won the series.
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    formula one

    Sensational drive to keep Hamilton behind all race, despite flirting with the rules a couple of times. To me, Vettel seems to have lost his mojo and I wouldn't be surprised to see him quit. Quite fancy a trip to Monza next year...
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    formula one

    I remember it well!
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    formula one

    So, back to work after the mid season break. Ironic that after the bore-fest that was France we've had some of the best racing for years, with the Leclerc v Verstappen battle at Silverstone absolutely outstanding. Off to Spa and my favourite race of the year - the circuit is unrivalled in its challenge, its beauty and, once you go there, its hills. Plus you get to play the #itsraidillionactually game on Twitter all weekend...
  7. Was always confident that Leach would see us home
  8. Something about Australia and losing 8 for 43 at Headingley seems to ring a bell...
  9. Ah, what a series. Headingley, Edgbaston.....
  10. New improved use for the Tynecastle dugouts
  11. Getting a bit fed up of the praise for Steve Smith and expecting us to just accept "he's served his ban" and not get on his back. The man devised a conspiracy to commit what, apart from match fixing, was one of the greatest acts of cheating the game has ever seen, dragging a young impressionable team mate down with him. He got a 12 month ban when a drug cheat would get a minimum 2 years. The sheer expediency of Cricket Australia making sure he got back in time for the World Cup and Ashes leaves a stain on the game. He may well be a great batsman (and he is) but I can't stomach the expectation that now he's back playing his reputation should be restored
  12. Harsh finish for GMac, but the course looks like it will bite very hard if you get out of shape. If Rory can hold at +3 after his start, that will be a good job
  13. Mind you, the oddest way to have 14 stableford points at the turn goes to
  14. The sort of Robber Baron that gives Robber Barons a bad name...
  15. One can hope https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/07/15/high-time-mike-ashley-end-public-spectacle/
  16. No, I'd never seen much from inside the Long Room - all very genteel compared to the mayhem outside...!
  17. Daisey. We've had our fair share of heartbreaking losses in many sports, often with arcane rules interpretations, so no gloating from us...!
  18. The rules about a Super Over to decide a tie followed by boundaries, then super over countback have been in place for over a decade (first used 2008) and 5 other T20 games have been settled on the boundaries rule (none has gone to countback). It's not that it's new, it's just incredibly rare. Equally, there was a pretty big debate about whether Net Run Rate is a fair way to decide which team progressed from the group stage after Pakistan lost out despite beating New Zealand head-to-head, but they were the rules of the competition and we all just accept them and get on with it. As for the "overthrows", it does look like Taufel believes there was an error, despite the less than clear laws, but we know that in general overthrows just get added to the number of completed runs - and Stokes completed 2 runs. It would have been pretty odd for Stokes to be credited for 2 completed runs if the ball had been stopped before reaching the boundary, but only 1 if it reached it. Have you ever seen an umpire check after overthrows whether the batsmen had crossed before the throw came in? I certainly haven't, and I've played in and watched a lot of cricket! Would have been a lot easier if Stokes had just done what Buttler said - belted Boult's last leg side full toss into the stands rather than looking for the 2!!
  19. Champagne SuperOver...
  20. Wow. Hard luck NZ. Better team on the day but just couldn't get it over the line.
  21. I suppose 1 + 2 overs of drama helps. I'd bowl Woakes, I thin...