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    Taking a break (UPDATE)

    No, nothing against you guys or anyone here. I've made friends, really good friends on here actually. But with my current 24 hour shifts twice a week and barely time to recover before the next shift, I can't reliably post here for the short term. Until I get used to things, I won't be around...
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    The older generation that got you into cricket...share your own story

    There was exactly one time, only one time, that I mentioned that my late grandpa wrote a letter to the editor of our local paper concerning LBW reviews and the third umpire. This was way before Hawkeye, UltraEdge, and HotSpot, just btw. For years I've been trying to find that article and finally...
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    Some of my flash fiction stories...

    Okay, so I'm not quite sure, I think there used to be a whole Creative Writing section of this forum, of which Cricket stories was just a part of it...maybe I'm having the Mandela Effect here or maybe I'm not. Anyways, so I've been getting back into writing flashes recently. What's a flash...
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    Draft: The Quiz Draft - Redux

    A couple of years ago, @Aislabie did a Quiz Draft where the aim was to create a good team based on questions he asked. I've spoken to him and gotten permission to do a second one (thanks!), so this is the Quiz Draft - the Redux. The Rules - The "winner" of this Draft is the one who completes...
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    AMA Ask the Qpee

    I'm usually active in the Cricket Discussion part of the forums. Back in the day I used to write stories (I still have one ongoing) and I'm usually active in Drafts. My umpire thread has been pretty okay over the years, despite me not actually being an umpire. I'm a West Indian fan and live in...
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    Draft: Not another T20 Draft!

    We've done all sorts of T20 Drafts on here, from a spinoff of the IPL, to a more modern IPL, to a world T20 leagues, and even one where nobody played any T20 cricket at all. Strangely enough, we've not had a proper International T20 Draft. And that's what I propose to do. Before you get bored...
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    The forgotten...

    Cricket has been played for a long time now. We know this. And we all remember Sachin, VVS, Lara, Murali, Warne. What about those guys that will never be talked about? Even if they have been there for cricket's historical moments? - Joe Solomon. We've all seen that famous photo. West Indians...
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    Draft: The One Below Draft

    Okay, so there have been drafts where members pick their own players, I was wondering something along the lines of...what if? What if we had these guys pick the teams for other members? This gave me the idea to create the One Down draft. You're not picking for you, you're picking for the...
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    Where were you?

    The purpose of this thread is simple. Choose a big occasion in cricket in your lifetime that affected you, describe where you were and what you were doing at the time. I'm leaving the interpretation of "big occasion" up to you. It can be a world record, it can be a big win, it can be a...
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    Reaction vids on YouTube? Yay or nay?

    The world is essentially in a "stay-at-home-unless-essential" state. Mostly. I've noticed a LOT of Americans starting cricket reaction channels since this has started. And while I'm very happy that the sport is reaching a wider audience, I'm not quite sure they really "get" the essence of...
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    Home umpires for Tests again?

    Hi guys, back for my usual occasional posting spree. The World Cup is over, the Ashes are ongoing, India are making the West Indies look foolish, the Test Championship has begun. Some things change, some things don't (see: West Indies). Some time ago the ICC decided that having home umpires...
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    Earthquake near Trinidad...

    Alright guys so just experienced a 7.3 earthquake at the centre (5.31 EST), when it hit Trinidad it was about 6.8 but it lasted a full minute and then some. We generally build with bricks so not a LOT of property damage but some buildings did get issues and some landslips happened. The ground...
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    Cornwall...

    Hey guys I suppose a lot of you don't know me but I'll be visiting Cornwall...more specifically Truro...in the middle of October so if anyone would like to help me to get around please reply...
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    A different kind of Test XI

    So guys, we now have 12 Test nations. I challenge you to name an all time Test XI (with a 12th man) using only ONE player from each current Test nation. That makes 12 people, correct? The rules... - Obviously only one player from each team. - Any era, any player. But their MOST RECENT country...
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    PSN card for trade

    I went to the UK recently and I bought a PSN card worth £10. Unfortunately I didn't realise that it won't work with my not-UK PSN account. So if anyone wants it I'm willing to trade for an equivalent in my area (Caribbean). PM for details. I will give you the code and you can check that it's...
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    Story Cricket? Story of my life...

    Okay, so first of all, I'd like to say a few things. - This story will run alongside my current WI story. I don't intend to give up one or the other. They are different styles, and I alternate between writing the two in my free time. - This is NOT a simulation. This is a story. A flat-out...
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    Digital vs. Disc (or...PAL and SDTVs)

    Before people beat me down over this, I am aware that the PS3 version of the game is region-free. My NTSC system will play the PAL disc absolutely fine. My issue stems from the fact that my NTSC-only SDTV is connected to my PS3 via RCA. It won't display the game, even though the PS3 itself is...
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    Story Calypso vs. Collapso - A West Indies story (WI/Aus posted!)

    www.espnquickinfo.com MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT TO POSSIBLY SHAKE UP WEST INDIES CRICKET? On the eve of a major WICB meeting, the players' association, WIPA, has made a statement to the media that they will call a press conference tomorrow, promising an announcement that will ?shake up the future...
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    Unofficial "you are the umpire" thread?

    To begin with, this thread is inspired by the excellent series and book by Paul Trevillion (also of "you are the ref" fame) and John Holder. I highly recommend purchasing it. My own copy is about to fall apart from the amount of times I've read it cover to cover. But it got me thinking...
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    Cricket to the non-believer

    (Entirely fictional, yet...I swear I've had parts of this conversation with real people more than once before.) [Open scene. Two friends, A and B, and sitting in A's living room. The local sports channel is gearing up for the latest T20 match in the Fictitious Premier League (sponsored by...
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