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2020-08-08 9:40:04 AM  
Oh, now that's just not cricket, Gromit!
 
2020-08-08 10:04:42 AM  
Are they from the planet Krikket?

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2020-08-08 10:58:44 AM  
CSB:

Buddy and me were in London back in the 90s. This was in March, and we managed to find the one sports bar near Leicester Square that actually had March Madness games going. We were pumped and watching a great game. (It was UK versus someone, can't remember who.)

With about four minutes left in the game the bartender changed it over because the World Cup of Cricket was on. We were disappoint. But obviously in the vast minority so had little grounds to get uppity.
 
2020-08-08 1:40:55 PM  

swankywanky: CSB:

Buddy and me were in London back in the 90s. This was in March, and we managed to find the one sports bar near Leicester Square that actually had March Madness games going. We were pumped and watching a great game. (It was UK versus someone, can't remember who.)

With about four minutes left in the game the bartender changed it over because the World Cup of Cricket was on. We were disappoint. But obviously in the vast minority so had little grounds to get uppity.


Were any other limeys watching it as anything other than it just being on and them waiting for cricket?

I like little stories like that, seeing how one culture impacts another. It is just anecdotal but walking back to our vehicle after Ohio State games there is a field which regularly gets used for cricket and the number of people playing has steadily risen over the years. The vast majority are white so it isn't just Indians or Pakistanis getting an ejukmication over here.
 
2020-08-08 8:17:08 PM  
Cricket is one of those peculiarly English sports that a few of the colonial outposts fell in love with and proceeded to take away from the English (then again, their are stories about shenanigans and hijinks going on in cricket in India and Pakistan involving match fixing).
 
2020-08-08 9:36:57 PM  

ClavellBCMI: Cricket is one of those peculiarly English sports that a few of the colonial outposts fell in love with and proceeded to take away from the English (then again, their are stories about shenanigans and hijinks going on in cricket in India and Pakistan involving match fixing).


But interestingly, cricket was very popular in the US at one time and the first international cricket match was played in 1844 between the US and Canada at St George's Cricket Club in New York.
 
2020-08-08 9:37:39 PM  

WoodyHayes: swankywanky: CSB:

Buddy and me were in London back in the 90s. This was in March, and we managed to find the one sports bar near Leicester Square that actually had March Madness games going. We were pumped and watching a great game. (It was UK versus someone, can't remember who.)

With about four minutes left in the game the bartender changed it over because the World Cup of Cricket was on. We were disappoint. But obviously in the vast minority so had little grounds to get uppity.

Were any other limeys watching it as anything other than it just being on and them waiting for cricket?

I like little stories like that, seeing how one culture impacts another. It is just anecdotal but walking back to our vehicle after Ohio State games there is a field which regularly gets used for cricket and the number of people playing has steadily risen over the years. The vast majority are white so it isn't just Indians or Pakistanis getting an ejukmication over here.


I feel like I'd actually enjoy playing cricket recreationally, but there are no clubs anywhere near me that cater to  out of shape 30-somethings in the same way there are for softball, bowling, or even adult 7-on-7 flag football.
 
2020-08-09 9:50:43 AM  

mattgsx: WoodyHayes: swankywanky: CSB:

Buddy and me were in London back in the 90s. This was in March, and we managed to find the one sports bar near Leicester Square that actually had March Madness games going. We were pumped and watching a great game. (It was UK versus someone, can't remember who.)

With about four minutes left in the game the bartender changed it over because the World Cup of Cricket was on. We were disappoint. But obviously in the vast minority so had little grounds to get uppity.

Were any other limeys watching it as anything other than it just being on and them waiting for cricket?

I like little stories like that, seeing how one culture impacts another. It is just anecdotal but walking back to our vehicle after Ohio State games there is a field which regularly gets used for cricket and the number of people playing has steadily risen over the years. The vast majority are white so it isn't just Indians or Pakistanis getting an ejukmication over here.

I feel like I'd actually enjoy playing cricket recreationally, but there are no clubs anywhere near me that cater to  out of shape 30-somethings in the same way there are for softball, bowling, or even adult 7-on-7 flag football.


I'm surprised at that, considering the shape some of the professionals used to be in...
 
2020-08-09 1:17:30 PM  

mattgsx: WoodyHayes: swankywanky: CSB:

Buddy and me were in London back in the 90s. This was in March, and we managed to find the one sports bar near Leicester Square that actually had March Madness games going. We were pumped and watching a great game. (It was UK versus someone, can't remember who.)

With about four minutes left in the game the bartender changed it over because the World Cup of Cricket was on. We were disappoint. But obviously in the vast minority so had little grounds to get uppity.

Were any other limeys watching it as anything other than it just being on and them waiting for cricket?

I like little stories like that, seeing how one culture impacts another. It is just anecdotal but walking back to our vehicle after Ohio State games there is a field which regularly gets used for cricket and the number of people playing has steadily risen over the years. The vast majority are white so it isn't just Indians or Pakistanis getting an ejukmication over here.

I feel like I'd actually enjoy playing cricket recreationally, but there are no clubs anywhere near me that cater to  out of shape 30-somethings in the same way there are for softball, bowling, or even adult 7-on-7 flag football.


Around here in DFW, there's a pretty big Indian population and it wasn't rare to see 'em playing cricket in many of the local parks each weekend.

As someone who feels awkward playing pickup basketball when I'm just playing against random strangers who all know each other, and I'm actually GOOD at basketball...no way am I trying to join those cricket matches as a n00b.
 
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