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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby Sea_point » March 18th, 2011, 1:46 pm

Broken Wing wrote:And Kevin O'Brien finishes it with a six which is a fitting end to Ireland's CWC really.


In interview with the Beeb, O'Brien (K) said that he would rather have qualified form the group than scoring the ton against England. He's right of course, we a top class associate member but England apart we failed to deliever when it counted against the big boys.

Funny how Ireland Cricket World Cup is going to reflect our 6N's, very disspointing really we beat the other associate in our group (Sctoland & Italy) and only the England game to look back on as any sort of success (asuming we knock the Chariot off course again tomorrow)....

Dockrell apart I don't think any of the lads delivered consitently, KO'B in particuar wil be unhappy somewhat with his contribution outside of the England game (with the ball he was 4 wickets for 17 Overs at nearly 7 an Over, even the wayward Rankin was cheaper after 55 Overs)...

The big question is where to now for the Ireland Cricket team? Realistically we don't have the resources or interest to support Test matches. With the changing view by the ICC on associates participating in the CWC and the emergence of Afghanistan as a new power thing could grind to a halt pretty quickly.

The next year will be pretty interesting to say the least....
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby SCG » March 25th, 2011, 10:24 pm

The Saffies have done it yet again! They have blown a reasonably secure winning position against New Zealand to lose by 50 runs and are out of the World Cup. They seem to choke every time! :?: :?: :?:
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby West Brit » March 26th, 2011, 4:51 pm

SCG wrote:The Saffies have done it yet again! They have blown a reasonably secure winning position against New Zealand to lose by 50 runs and are out of the World Cup. They seem to choke every time! :?: :?: :?:

While they insist on playing that chucker I'll never ever feel sorry for them.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby Mackman15 » April 4th, 2011, 5:54 pm

Ireland omitted from Cricket World Cup

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The International Cricket Council have confirmed the next two World Cups will be contested by 10 teams, dealing a major blow to associate nations such as Ireland.

The recently completed competition featured 14 sides but the ICC executive board had made their intentions clear last October to cut that by four for the 2015 and 2019 events.


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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby Amz » April 4th, 2011, 6:25 pm

Very poor decision really, but unfortunately I guess it was expected.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby West Brit » April 4th, 2011, 7:06 pm

Idiots. The ICC is the worst governing body in world sport, bar none.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby nelly the elephant » April 4th, 2011, 7:24 pm

West Brit wrote:Idiots. The ICC is the worst governing body in world sport, bar none.


No argument here............keeping a nice cosy cartel.....How on earth do they expect to grow the game globally by shutting out the most successful associate nations?

Maybe they don't want to promote the game in new territories?


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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby West Brit » April 4th, 2011, 8:17 pm

Irish reactions on twitter
Gary Wilson: What is going on? Excuse the French but that is a sh*t decision! Not a world cup now, just a trophy with 10 teams. Heads up their own a***s
Paul Stirling: @gwilson14 Didn't think u cud get a worse decision than ure lbw gainst the windies... I stand corrected ha!
Trent Johnston: The ICC have certainly made my decision to retire after the 2012 T/20 World Cup very easy, thanks for the memories... #cricket #icc.
Boyd Rankin: Thanks ICC!! What does Irish cricket got to do?? Shambles!!
William Porterfield: Trying to compensate it with 16 teams in the T20, is that cuz they make more dollars by having a few more teams in this format by any chance!!#icc
Niall O'Brien: mate just got of the field and I'm gutted with this news! This could halt the progress of irish cricket beyond repair. So sad now
Barry Chambers (media manager): ICC - no morals - no sense of fair play or natural justice. They are a disgrace and unfit to govern

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci-icc/cont ... 09549.html
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby SCG » April 5th, 2011, 9:18 am

Mr Lorgat and his ICC colleagues in Dubai are focussed totally on money rather than on the good of cricket. Perhaps their TV paymasters complained. The format of the World Cup this time around was very unbalanced, to put it mildly. The group stages took over a month to decide how the top eight teams would line up against each other in the quarter finals, and there were no surprises there. Then the quarter finals, semi finals and the final were rattled off in 10 days. I am sure that a more imaginative solution could have been developed to address that issue.

We could well have qualified if we had beaten Bangladesh, or if England had not beaten South Africa or tied with India. It was that close! What is very evident is the gulf between us and the other associate ICC member, which makes this decision all the more galling.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby Flash Gordon » April 5th, 2011, 4:29 pm

SCG wrote:Mr Lorgat and his ICC colleagues in Dubai are focussed totally on money rather than on the good of cricket. Perhaps their TV paymasters complained. The format of the World Cup this time around was very unbalanced, to put it mildly. The group stages took over a month to decide how the top eight teams would line up against each other in the quarter finals, and there were no surprises there. Then the quarter finals, semi finals and the final were rattled off in 10 days. I am sure that a more imaginative solution could have been developed to address that issue.

We could well have qualified if we had beaten Bangladesh, or if England had not beaten South Africa or tied with India. It was that close! What is very evident is the gulf between us and the other associate ICC member, which makes this decision all the more galling.


Exactly! The Australians supported the move because they felt that their campaign was negatively affected by lag time between games. Ignoring the fact that the current Australians aren't actually a very good team....Fine, change the schedule. However, the answer is not end the cricketing future of an entire nation!

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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby cormac » April 10th, 2011, 11:59 am

Great to see the cricket team receive such an ovation at half time in the match yesterday. Fully deserved.
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby Dave Cahill » April 10th, 2011, 12:44 pm

cormac wrote:Great to see the cricket team receive such an ovation at half time in the match yesterday. Fully deserved.



Yep, was great to see them there
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby Donny B. » April 10th, 2011, 8:35 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:
cormac wrote:Great to see the cricket team receive such an ovation at half time in the match yesterday. Fully deserved.



Yep, was great to see them there


Were they there? Shite, completely missed that
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby nelly the elephant » April 10th, 2011, 9:34 pm

Donny B. wrote:
Dave Cahill wrote:
cormac wrote:Great to see the cricket team receive such an ovation at half time in the match yesterday. Fully deserved.



Yep, was great to see them there


Were they there? Shite, completely missed that


The interlopers on the pitch at half time? Waving to everyone? Whilst simuntaneously playing on the big screens a montage of the Irish cricket team's highlights from the World Cup?

Pay attention Donny! :wink:
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby Donny B. » April 10th, 2011, 9:53 pm

nelly the elephant wrote:
The interlopers on the pitch at half time? Waving to everyone? Whilst simuntaneously playing on the big screens a montage of the Irish cricket team's highlights from the World Cup?

Pay attention Donny! :wink:


Was kinda hard to see them from the jax in fairness!!
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby nelly the elephant » April 10th, 2011, 10:18 pm

Donny B. wrote:
nelly the elephant wrote:
The interlopers on the pitch at half time? Waving to everyone? Whilst simuntaneously playing on the big screens a montage of the Irish cricket team's highlights from the World Cup?

Pay attention Donny! :wink:


Was kinda hard to see them from the jax in fairness!!


Ah yes....the oul Jax experience at the Aviva.....approx 15 minutes of chaos and guaranteed to miss at LEAST 5 minutes of game time......missed one of Ciano's tries against Cleremont for this reason! :evil:
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Re: Cricket World Cup

Postby Donny B. » April 10th, 2011, 10:21 pm

nelly the elephant wrote:
Donny B. wrote:
nelly the elephant wrote:
The interlopers on the pitch at half time? Waving to everyone? Whilst simuntaneously playing on the big screens a montage of the Irish cricket team's highlights from the World Cup?

Pay attention Donny! :wink:


Was kinda hard to see them from the jax in fairness!!


Ah yes....the oul Jax experience at the Aviva.....approx 15 minutes of chaos and guaranteed to miss at LEAST 5 minutes of game time......missed one of Ciano's tries against Cleremont for this reason! :evil:


Wasn't that bad in fairness. Got back in time for the second half.
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