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(News.com.au)   Here's a view to help develop an appreciation of cricket...from a GoPro on the batsmen's helmet   (news.com.au) divider line 44
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2014-07-07 05:58:34 PM  
Doubt it.
 
2014-07-07 06:47:19 PM  
Seconded.
 
2014-07-07 06:51:45 PM  
If anyone wants to really appreciate cricket, watch "Fire in Babylon."

It will change everything you think you know about the game.  Cricket rocks.  It's a great sport.
 
2014-07-07 06:57:49 PM  
The video is too slow loading. How does it compare, speed-wise, with say, a Nolan Ryan/Randy Johnson/ Clemmons fastball?
 
2014-07-07 07:03:19 PM  

iron_city_ap: The video is too slow loading. How does it compare, speed-wise, with say, a Nolan Ryan/Randy Johnson/ Clemmons fastball?


Not as fast, but still pretty damn fast.  80's is a fast bowl.   However, a cricket bowler is allowed to bounce the ball in front of the batter and spin it right into his face.

In short, under the rules of cricket, chin music is legal.
 
2014-07-07 07:12:00 PM  

iron_city_ap: The video is too slow loading. How does it compare, speed-wise, with say, a Nolan Ryan/Randy Johnson/ Clemmons fastball?


Here is the video on You Tube.
 
2014-07-07 07:15:33 PM  

kibbled: iron_city_ap: The video is too slow loading. How does it compare, speed-wise, with say, a Nolan Ryan/Randy Johnson/ Clemmons fastball?

Here is the video on You Tube.


Fast, but it looks slower than a solid MLB pitcher.
 
2014-07-07 07:16:21 PM  

Rent Party: iron_city_ap: The video is too slow loading. How does it compare, speed-wise, with say, a Nolan Ryan/Randy Johnson/ Clemmons fastball?

Not as fast, but still pretty damn fast.  80's is a fast bowl.   However, a cricket bowler is allowed to bounce the ball in front of the batter and spin it right into his face.

In short, under the rules of cricket, chin music is legal.


I dig that. I wish chin music was legal in baseball.
 
2014-07-07 07:18:06 PM  

Rent Party: iron_city_ap: The video is too slow loading. How does it compare, speed-wise, with say, a Nolan Ryan/Randy Johnson/ Clemmons fastball?

Not as fast, but still pretty damn fast.  80's is a fast bowl.   However, a cricket bowler is allowed to bounce the ball in front of the batter and spin it right into his face.



I see.  And how many birds have been exploded by these cricket bowlers?
 
2014-07-07 07:19:30 PM  

iron_city_ap: Rent Party: iron_city_ap: The video is too slow loading. How does it compare, speed-wise, with say, a Nolan Ryan/Randy Johnson/ Clemmons fastball?

Not as fast, but still pretty damn fast.  80's is a fast bowl.   However, a cricket bowler is allowed to bounce the ball in front of the batter and spin it right into his face.

In short, under the rules of cricket, chin music is legal.

I dig that. I wish chin music was legal in baseball.


If you like the pitcher vs batter aspect of baseball, you'll appreciate cricket.   There isn't as much going on defensively as in baseball, though.   Watch that documentary I mentioned above.  There is some great footage of dudes getting a face full in there.
 
2014-07-07 07:24:48 PM  
I was sort of hoping for a "KP is an absolute c*nt" thread on FARK and I got this instead.
 
2014-07-07 07:47:11 PM  

macadamnut: I was sort of hoping for a "KP is an absolute c*nt" thread on FARK and I got this instead.


Well, it would probably be easier to have a thread on who isn't a coont in cricket these days.
 
2014-07-07 07:53:09 PM  
Gilchrist knocked five fours in a quickfire 29

wut
 
2014-07-07 08:00:15 PM  

iron_city_ap: kibbled: iron_city_ap: The video is too slow loading. How does it compare, speed-wise, with say, a Nolan Ryan/Randy Johnson/ Clemmons fastball?

Here is the video on You Tube.

Fast, but it looks slower than a solid MLB pitcher.


The fastest bowlers are about the same as the average MLB pitch but there is way more movement on it.
 
2014-07-07 08:15:31 PM  

meanmutton: iron_city_ap: kibbled: iron_city_ap: The video is too slow loading. How does it compare, speed-wise, with say, a Nolan Ryan/Randy Johnson/ Clemmons fastball?

Here is the video on You Tube.

Fast, but it looks slower than a solid MLB pitcher.

The fastest bowlers are about the same as the average MLB pitch but there is way more movement on it.


But you can just deflect it. An batter would adjust to be competent in cricket way before vice versa
 
2014-07-07 08:43:27 PM  

MugzyBrown: meanmutton: iron_city_ap: kibbled: iron_city_ap: The video is too slow loading. How does it compare, speed-wise, with say, a Nolan Ryan/Randy Johnson/ Clemmons fastball?

Here is the video on You Tube.

Fast, but it looks slower than a solid MLB pitcher.

The fastest bowlers are about the same as the average MLB pitch but there is way more movement on it.

But you can just deflect it. An batter would adjust to be competent in cricket way before vice versa


hard to say, but adapting to balls coming off the wicket vs facing faster full tosses is the difficulty between the codes

http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8816822
 
2014-07-07 08:55:24 PM  
img1.wikia.nocookie.net
/Divide that by nine, please!
//HOTBOX!!!
 
2014-07-07 09:57:21 PM  
That's the most frightening spinning arrow I've ever seen. Good find, news.com.au.

Or maybe it's just Farked and won't load.
 
2014-07-07 10:13:48 PM  
This explanation is no worse than any other. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEH4ahCCrJo
 
2014-07-07 10:25:14 PM  

MugzyBrown: meanmutton: iron_city_ap: kibbled: iron_city_ap: The video is too slow loading. How does it compare, speed-wise, with say, a Nolan Ryan/Randy Johnson/ Clemmons fastball?

Here is the video on You Tube.

Fast, but it looks slower than a solid MLB pitcher.

The fastest bowlers are about the same as the average MLB pitch but there is way more movement on it.

But you can just deflect it. An batter would adjust to be competent in cricket way before vice versa


"You only have to deflect it". Yeah, for up to 6 hours a day and hundreds of deliveries. While also generating offense. At a rate of about 1 run to 1 ball. And having to run 66 feet for every ball that isn't a ground rule double or a homer. BUT: there is no foul ground and there are rules about where the defenders can be placed. Not to mention you only get 20 "outs" (wickets) in 5 days of play.
 
2014-07-07 10:43:34 PM  
Ok, drunken odd thought. I think cricket shots are much more analogous to tennis shots than baseball shots. I mean Federer would have been a fearsome batsman.
 
2014-07-07 10:58:56 PM  
itallstartedwithanorbitz.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-07 11:18:32 PM  

drewogatory: MugzyBrown: meanmutton: iron_city_ap: kibbled: iron_city_ap: The video is too slow loading. How does it compare, speed-wise, with say, a Nolan Ryan/Randy Johnson/ Clemmons fastball?

Here is the video on You Tube.

Fast, but it looks slower than a solid MLB pitcher.

The fastest bowlers are about the same as the average MLB pitch but there is way more movement on it.

But you can just deflect it. An batter would adjust to be competent in cricket way before vice versa

"You only have to deflect it". Yeah, for up to 6 hours a day and hundreds of deliveries. While also generating offense. At a rate of about 1 run to 1 ball. And having to run 66 feet for every ball that isn't a ground rule double or a homer. BUT: there is no foul ground and there are rules about where the defenders can be placed. Not to mention you only get 20 "outs" (wickets) in 5 days of play.



 allswingsconsidered.files.wordpress.com

Cricket is basically Calvinball isn't it?


 
2014-07-08 12:05:09 AM  

DemDave: That's the most frightening spinning arrow I've ever seen. Good find, news.com.au.

Or maybe it's just Farked and won't load.


Never loads... ripped the video from the site in low and high quality and both versions are equally corrupted (AKA from same farked up source) to beat hell with pauses every couple seconds. Nice green.
 
2014-07-08 12:12:26 AM  
You're a jerk, Dent.  A complete asshole.
 
2014-07-08 12:37:54 AM  
If you want a simply absurdist amount of data thrown at you in computer visuals, watch cricket.  The path of every bowl in an over, the path the ball would have taken in every possible lbw, each bowler's pattern of bounces off the pitch, where each ball the batsman hit went - all of it distilled into helpful graphics.  There was info being thrown at me that i didn't even realized I was interested in until it popped up.

And there is a camera inside each middle stump to help with instant replay; and, yes, cricket has instant replay.  And they also have an infrared camera in there too.  It is functionally equivalent to watching a pitch from a GoPro jammed in the catcher's crotch. A GoPro with night vision..  Actually, since you see the shot from the other end, make that a night-vision GoPro in the pitcher's crotch.

/FiL is Australian
//It was learn to appreciate cricket so I could sit with him in his office watching cricket over the internet - or spend time with my hell-biatch of a MiL
///Also gotta love a sport where the single highest score by a single player in a single inning was 628 - by a 13yo kid
 
2014-07-08 01:09:41 AM  

TheMega: DemDave: That's the most frightening spinning arrow I've ever seen. Good find, news.com.au.

Or maybe it's just Farked and won't load.

Never loads... ripped the video from the site in low and high quality and both versions are equally corrupted (AKA from same farked up source) to beat hell with pauses every couple seconds. Nice green.


Same. Never loads. Fark is increasingly being reduced to garbage articles and featured content from YouTube and Liveleak.
 
2014-07-08 02:11:16 AM  

iron_city_ap: Fast, but it looks slower than a solid MLB pitcher.


There are cricket bowlers who can hit the low 90s, keep in mind in cricket absolute speed isn't quite the same big deal as in baseball. Between the spin on the ball and the way it bounces even if you bowl so slow the batsman has no problem following the ball they can still end up hitting the ball two feet.

abhorrent1: wut


He had four hits for four runs each, or officially boundaries for four, means the ball bounced or rolled over the boundary line that goes around the field. If the ball goes over the boundary on the fly it's good for six runs.

Rent Party: In short, under the rules of cricket, chin music is legal.


Not just chin music, but having the ball bounce so it turns right into the batsman's body. And then there's having it fly in so it bounces right near his feet or even just behind them if he moves up. A good yorker is a thing of beauty.
 
2014-07-08 02:13:28 AM  

abhorrent1: wut


make that shiats for four runs each.
 
2014-07-08 02:22:15 AM  
is the filter getting give hits now or did I make an epic typo..
 
2014-07-08 02:26:53 AM  
gah now I made type
 
2014-07-08 03:32:53 AM  
Don't know much about cricket, but have been hearing the scores on the BBC for years. Still pretty sure they're just making up sentences, string random words together... "After 17 the test is 129 to 38 3 and 1 forward the 9th."  WTF am I listening to?
 
2014-07-08 03:57:41 AM  
Boring as shiat video to go along with boring as shiat game.
 
2014-07-08 04:26:47 AM  

lifeboat: Rent Party: iron_city_ap: The video is too slow loading. How does it compare, speed-wise, with say, a Nolan Ryan/Randy Johnson/ Clemmons fastball?

Not as fast, but still pretty damn fast.  80's is a fast bowl.   However, a cricket bowler is allowed to bounce the ball in front of the batter and spin it right into his face.


I see.  And how many birds have been exploded by these cricket bowlers?


This one (although not by a bowler).... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44-D-zJvw1c
 
2014-07-08 04:46:26 AM  

bingo the psych-o: drewogatory: MugzyBrown: meanmutton: iron_city_ap: kibbled: iron_city_ap: The video is too slow loading. How does it compare, speed-wise, with say, a Nolan Ryan/Randy Johnson/ Clemmons fastball?

Here is the video on You Tube.

Fast, but it looks slower than a solid MLB pitcher.

The fastest bowlers are about the same as the average MLB pitch but there is way more movement on it.

But you can just deflect it. An batter would adjust to be competent in cricket way before vice versa

"You only have to deflect it". Yeah, for up to 6 hours a day and hundreds of deliveries. While also generating offense. At a rate of about 1 run to 1 ball. And having to run 66 feet for every ball that isn't a ground rule double or a homer. BUT: there is no foul ground and there are rules about where the defenders can be placed. Not to mention you only get 20 "outs" (wickets) in 5 days of play.


 [allswingsconsidered.files.wordpress.com image 154x133]

Cricket is basically Calvinball isn't it?



Well, Aussie Rules (or Gaelic) is more Calvinballesque IMO (you can't throw the ball, you have to pass it with a volleyball hit, or you can kick it to each other, but you can keep it if you dribble the oblong farker off the turf once in a while, if it goes out of bounds the umpire will throw it in backwards over his head, and you'll need to kick it through the uprights to get a "who scored, you did" ayyyyy gesture from the ref, but you get a consolation point if you don't miss by too much ... etc.).

But cricket has more indecipherable lingo, what with the wickets and overs and leg spinners and Ultimate Weapons and such.
 
Xai
2014-07-08 05:07:12 AM  

iron_city_ap: kibbled: iron_city_ap: The video is too slow loading. How does it compare, speed-wise, with say, a Nolan Ryan/Randy Johnson/ Clemmons fastball?

Here is the video on You Tube.

Fast, but it looks slower than a solid MLB pitcher.


You do realise that the ball is heavier and rock hard, right?
 
2014-07-08 08:56:01 AM  

Xai: iron_city_ap: kibbled: iron_city_ap: The video is too slow loading. How does it compare, speed-wise, with say, a Nolan Ryan/Randy Johnson/ Clemmons fastball?

Here is the video on You Tube.

Fast, but it looks slower than a solid MLB pitcher.

You do realise that the ball is heavier and rock hard, right?


Came here to point out that slightly slower speed + much heavier ball = WHACK!!

There's a reason the thumbs on cricket gloves have solid plastic ends.
 
2014-07-08 10:32:40 AM  
Here is that same bowler when he was younger getting up to speeds of just under 100mph (160.9kph = 100mph, and he hit 160.7kph in this video).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRQ-S4LFGzg

And here he is breaking the hip of one of the best batsmen in the world (at 96.5mph), and getting an out in the same delivery (because the batsman accidentally hit his own stumps).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV77flXUQ5U
 
2014-07-08 11:35:16 AM  
WhyteRaven74:
Rent Party: In short, under the rules of cricket, chin music is legal.

Not just chin music, but having the ball bounce so it turns right into the batsman's body. And then there's having it fly in so it bounces right near his feet or even just behind them if he moves up. A good yorker is a thing of beauty.


Yup.  That aspect of it is what really turned me on to cricket.  I love baseball, particularly good pitching/hitting battles, and so  once I figured out what was going on there it was immediately appealing.  I still don't know fark-all about the sport, but I watch for that reason alone.
 
2014-07-08 11:35:44 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Xai: iron_city_ap: kibbled: iron_city_ap: The video is too slow loading. How does it compare, speed-wise, with say, a Nolan Ryan/Randy Johnson/ Clemmons fastball?

Here is the video on You Tube.

Fast, but it looks slower than a solid MLB pitcher.

You do realise that the ball is heavier and rock hard, right?

Came here to point out that slightly slower speed + much heavier ball = WHACK!!

There's a reason the thumbs on cricket gloves have solid plastic ends.


Plus the ball is usually rising when it reaches the batter - not falling. 85mph uppercuts can be disconcerting.
 
2014-07-08 11:53:14 AM  

Rent Party: WhyteRaven74:
Rent Party: In short, under the rules of cricket, chin music is legal.

Not just chin music, but having the ball bounce so it turns right into the batsman's body. And then there's having it fly in so it bounces right near his feet or even just behind them if he moves up. A good yorker is a thing of beauty.

Yup.  That aspect of it is what really turned me on to cricket.  I love baseball, particularly good pitching/hitting battles, and so  once I figured out what was going on there it was immediately appealing.  I still don't know fark-all about the sport, but I watch for that reason alone.


I used to work with a Jamaican gentleman who was really into all of the classic British Commonwealth
sports, and he once tried to explain cricket to me.

After about 10 minutes he still wasn't done, and I was convinced that it was basically an excuse for people
to stand around in the hot sun and drink gin & tonics.  And I'm good with that.
 
2014-07-08 11:57:45 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Rent Party: WhyteRaven74:
Rent Party: In short, under the rules of cricket, chin music is legal.

Not just chin music, but having the ball bounce so it turns right into the batsman's body. And then there's having it fly in so it bounces right near his feet or even just behind them if he moves up. A good yorker is a thing of beauty.

Yup.  That aspect of it is what really turned me on to cricket.  I love baseball, particularly good pitching/hitting battles, and so  once I figured out what was going on there it was immediately appealing.  I still don't know fark-all about the sport, but I watch for that reason alone.

I used to work with a Jamaican gentleman who was really into all of the classic British Commonwealth
sports, and he once tried to explain cricket to me.

After about 10 minutes he still wasn't done, and I was convinced that it was basically an excuse for people
to stand around in the hot sun and drink gin & tonics.  And I'm good with that.


I had the exact same experience with an Aussie.  "Men in ties, and seven days of drinking."

/ Pimms cup for the win.
 
2014-07-08 11:16:07 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: I was convinced that it was basically an excuse for people to stand around in the hot sun and drink gin & tonics.


With lemon?
 
2014-07-09 05:53:40 AM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: DjangoStonereaver: I was convinced that it was basically an excuse for people to stand around in the hot sun and drink gin & tonics.

With lemon?


Lemon?  In a G&T?

Do you take me for a cretin, sir!  Or a Phillistine?

If I must drink gin, its lime or nothing!
 
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