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    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Thank you for explaining that to me. I have no clue how to read a cricket box score.
    Amber - it's a blast to watch - especially the short T20 (20 overs - 120 balls a side) format. If you've never watched it, cricket can be a head scratcher.

    I had to have wiki open on my laptop the first few times I watched it. After about the 4th match, I began to get the hang of it.

    Coming up, the Ashes between Australia and England (test cricket - 5 days or less) and the Caribbean Premier League (T20 & the self billed biggest party in the world).

    Ashes will start around 5AM and the CPL in the early evening.

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    I had to have wiki open on my laptop the first few times I watched it. After about the 4th match, I began to get the hang of it.
    It's always on in the Pakistani lunch place I go to. I still have no clue what I'm watching but it's fascinating. I also love that the screen is completely filled with stats. It's probably even more stats-heavy than baseball. Plus they're more advanced because, you know, Asians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    It's always on in the Pakistani lunch place I go to. I still have no clue what I'm watching but it's fascinating. I also love that the screen is completely filled with stats. It's probably even more stats-heavy than baseball. Plus they're more advanced because, you know, Asians.
    It has to be Willow TV. It's the only cricket station in the US (owned by the Times of India & NBC sports group 70/30).

    The Pakistani PM, Imran Khan, is a former world class cricket bowler. It's a shame that Pakistan and India hate each other so much that their players are forbidden to play in the other's cricket leagues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    their players are forbidden to play in the other's cricket leagues.
    I did not know that.

    I think it is Willow. They have an insane menu of international feeds. They show feverish Indian soaps which make telenovelas look like a Lutheran sermon and are completely understandable without captions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I did not know that.

    I think it is Willow. They have an insane menu of international feeds. They show feverish Indian soaps which make telenovelas look like a Lutheran sermon and are completely understandable without captions.
    Netflix- PIKU or totally weird P.K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    It's always on in the Pakistani lunch place I go to. I still have no clue what I'm watching but it's fascinating. I also love that the screen is completely filled with stats. It's probably even more stats-heavy than baseball. Plus they're more advanced because, you know, Asians.
    I don't know how test cricket works, so this is limited to T20/ODI (One Day Int'l)'s that have limited overs.

    but the gist is it's 10 on 10. 2 batters on the field at a time, all 10 fielders. each over is 6 bowls to the same direction before they turn around and bowl to the other wicket. T20 = 20 overs per side and lasts roughly the same amount of time as a baseball game. ODIs are 60 overs per side, I think.

    Each time the batters run to the other wicket, it's a run, back and forth = 2, back and forth and back again = 3, and so on. A ball rolling through the boundary = 4, a ball over the boundary on the fly is worth 6. Teams bat til they're out of overs or until 9 men are put out. A score of 150-4 means they've scored 150 with 4 batters put out.

    Outs are recorded in roughly the same way as they are in baseball. Catch on the fly = out. A bowl that knocks the horizontal piece off the wickets is an out. "Leg before wicket" means a bowl hit the batter's leg, but would've hit the wicket had it not hit the leg. "Run out" means the batters tried to run to the other wickets, and the wicket got knocked over before that batter reached it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unofan View Post
    I don't know how test cricket works, so this is limited to T20/ODI (One Day Int'l)'s that have limited overs.

    but the gist is it's 10 on 10. 2 batters on the field at a time, all 10 fielders. each over is 6 bowls to the same direction before they turn around and bowl to the other wicket. T20 = 20 overs per side and lasts roughly the same amount of time as a baseball game. ODIs are 60 overs per side, I think.

    Each time the batters run to the other wicket, it's a run, back and forth = 2, back and forth and back again = 3, and so on. A ball rolling through the boundary = 4, a ball over the boundary on the fly is worth 6. Teams bat til they're out of overs or until 9 men are put out. A score of 150-4 means they've scored 150 with 4 batters put out.

    Outs are recorded in roughly the same way as they are in baseball. Catch on the fly = out. A bowl that knocks the horizontal piece off the wickets is an out. "Leg before wicket" means a bowl hit the batter's leg, but would've hit the wicket had it not hit the leg. "Run out" means the batters tried to run to the other wickets, and the wicket got knocked over before that batter reached it.
    Itís 11 V 11. All you need to know is the goal is to score more runs than the other team.

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    Understanding scores

    Side A wins by 10 runs
    Means Side B fell 10 runs short in its chase.

    Side B wins by 6 wickets.
    Side B is chasing Side A's score and surpasses it with 6 outs (wickets) remaining

    Match drawn
    Test cricket only. Side B didn't get enough time to complete it's second innings

    Match tied
    Scores were even at the end of the match

    England wins by 0 runs.
    What happened Sunday.

    Getting runs without hitting the ball

    bye - a wild pitch. Batters run between the wickets and score runs.
    leg bye - ball bounces off the batter's body and runners run between the wickets.
    Wide (1 run & ball must be rebowled)- in ODI & T20 only. A ball delivered that is either behind the batter or just a bit outside.
    no ball - a bad delivery. 1 run & you have to rebowl. In T20 and ODI this us followed by a free hit in which the batter cannot be put out unless he is run out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Understanding scores

    Side A wins by 10 runs
    Means Side B fell 10 runs short in its chase.

    Side B wins by 6 wickets.
    Side B is chasing Side A's score and surpasses it with 6 outs (wickets) remaining

    Match drawn
    Test cricket only. Side B didn't get enough time to complete it's second innings

    Match tied
    Scores were even at the end of the match

    England wins by 0 runs.
    What happened Sunday.

    Getting runs without hitting the ball

    bye - a wild pitch. Batters run between the wickets and score runs.
    leg bye - ball bounces off the batter's body and runners run between the wickets.
    Wide (1 run & ball must be rebowled)- in ODI & T20 only. A ball delivered that is either behind the batter or just a bit outside.
    no ball - a bad delivery. 1 run & you have to rebowl. In T20 and ODI this us followed by a free hit in which the batter cannot be put out unless he is run out.
    Well, I'm recovering from surgery still, so when is the next match?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Well, I'm recovering from surgery still, so when is the next match?
    7/24 0600 ET Test match Ireland @ England. This won't go beyond the 3rd day.

    7/26, 7/28, 7/31 0500 ET. ODIs. Bangladesh @ Sri Lanka

    8/1 0600 ET The Ashes Match 1. Australia @ England. Test Cricket. This should be fun.

    8/3, 8/4, 8/6 1030 ET. T20 India @ West Indies

    I think the first 2 India @ West Indies are in Ft. Lauderdale. Prices are NFL level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Well, I'm recovering from surgery still, so when is the next match?
    Ashes starts in a couple weeks. Itís the second best test series in the world and the top one they havenít played for over 10 years. Australia havenít won in England since 2001 and are second favorites this year but I think England will have a tough time after all the emotion of the World Cup. In the semifinal Starc and Lyon both got carted around so that could hurt their confidence some. I absolutely cannot wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    7/24 0600 ET Test match Ireland @ England. This won't go beyond the 3rd day.

    7/26, 7/28, 7/31 0500 ET. ODIs. Bangladesh @ Sri Lanka

    8/1 0600 ET The Ashes Match 1. Australia @ England. Test Cricket. This should be fun.

    8/3, 8/4, 8/6 1030 ET. T20 India @ West Indies

    I think the first 2 India @ West Indies are in Ft. Lauderdale. Prices are NFL level.
    CPL starts really soon as well. Biggest party in cricket.

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    BTW, on Willow, the subcontinent generally has priority over anyone else.

    On 8/3, they'll break away from Day 3 of the Ashes to show the India/ West Indies T20.

    If you subscribe to Willow (if you have Spectrum, Optimum, FIOS, or Dish - its free), you can flip over to the other channel and continue to watch The Ashes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    7/24 0600 ET Test match Ireland @ England. This won't go beyond the 3rd day.

    7/26, 7/28, 7/31 0500 ET. ODIs. Bangladesh @ Sri Lanka

    8/1 0600 ET The Ashes Match 1. Australia @ England. Test Cricket. This should be fun.

    8/3, 8/4, 8/6 1030 ET. T20 India @ West Indies

    I think the first 2 India @ West Indies are in Ft. Lauderdale. Prices are NFL level.
    Quote Originally Posted by Drew S. View Post
    Ashes starts in a couple weeks. Itís the second best test series in the world and the top one they havenít played for over 10 years. Australia havenít won in England since 2001 and are second favorites this year but I think England will have a tough time after all the emotion of the World Cup. In the semifinal Starc and Lyon both got carted around so that could hurt their confidence some. I absolutely cannot wait.
    Quote Originally Posted by Drew S. View Post
    CPL starts really soon as well. Biggest party in cricket.
    Where can I watch online?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Where can I watch online?
    www.willow.tv - $9.99 a month. Cancel anytime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    www.willow.tv - $9.99 a month. Cancel anytime.
    Iíve got an older MacBook and it doesnít work on that but is great on my iPhone. Willow can be frustrating at times but I canít imagine life without it.

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    Ireland v England test
    Day 1: England 85 all out in 23.4 overs.

    And I thought England would walk all over Ireland. Gotta be the World Cup hangover, looking ahead to the Aussies and the Shane Lowry effect
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    England v Australia at Lords on Willow. Scary situation where Steve Smith of Australia gets, I dunno, "hit by bowl"? He's sitting for concussion protocol and I gather he's one of Australia's best batsmen.

    Little by little things are starting to make sense. Rather than thinking of it as bizarre baseball I've settled on it as group golf.

    And now Smith is back.
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    Re: The Cricket Thread

    Why don't they try to short-hop the "bowl" more often?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Why don't they try to short-hop the "bowl" more often?
    If youíre not right on the money the ball is going to the fence. Only works when the ball is doing a lot.

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