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Bit late starting the thread perhaps, but oh well...

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WOW...

What an ending, Well Done England!!!

Commiserations to New Zealand though.

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So glad terrestrial viewers got to see what a great sport it is too, unbelievable stuff! The damage done by the paywall can't be overestimated.

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CJS wrote:Bit late starting the thread perhaps, but oh well...

COME ON ENGLAND...



Well that went well :lol:
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maltwoser wrote:So glad terrestrial viewers got to see what a great sport it is too, unbelievable stuff! The damage done by the paywall can't be overestimated.


:lol:

England may never have won the World Cup without Sky Investment - Ashley Giles who is integral to that winning team would agree with me.

Quite a sporting achievement. Stunning scenes.

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Fantastic............

Next up whack the Aussies in the Ashes hopefully.

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Unbelievable match, I’ve been completely converted this tournament.

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I am not really a cricket fan but did get quite excited about yesterday.

I have a question for someone more knowledgeable on the subject:

On the last ball NZ needed 2 runs to win but only got 1 so drew and we won on the number of boundaries scored.

I thought that if someone was run out on the second length of the wicket they would not count either of those runs, but yesterday they counted one of them. Has this always been the case or is it a rule change in the last decades since I took an interest in the game?
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psquiddy wrote:I am not really a cricket fan but did get quite excited about yesterday.

I have a question for someone more knowledgeable on the subject:

On the last ball NZ needed 2 runs to win but only got 1 so drew and we won on the number of boundaries scored.

I thought that if someone was run out on the second length of the wicket they would not count either of those runs, but yesterday they counted one of them. Has this always been the case or is it a rule change in the last decades since I took an interest in the game?


That has always been the case - any completed runs, where the batsmen cross over are counted - up to the run out. In fact New Zealand benefited in the super over, and England did on the last ball of the original 50 overs.

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I have to say, I like cricket but have never been an avid follower but really, really got into this world cup. Very easy to listen to at work, and the semi was incredible to follow. This final was unreal. I think it might be the greatest match of any sport I've seen, the tension and drama and sheer luck involved was just astonishing. I was shaking like a leaf for the last three overs, felt sick when Neesham got that six in the super over....then screamed myself hoarse when Buttler ran him out. The very, very best of sport.

I genuinely think Stokes' sixes in the final over are the most insane thing I've ever seen in live sport. The sheer, impossible luck of it...
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It was once in a lifetime sporting moment, what an event. Truly great and I don't think we'll ever see the like again.

I then rather over-celebrated. And I now feel rough as heck! :grin:
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England may never have won the World Cup without Sky Investment - Ashley Giles who is integral to that winning team would agree with me.


Not sure the King of Spain reads UKAR :smile:

8.3 million people watched the final yesterday, a figure you would never have reached on Sky Sports only. I've played cricket for years and was first inspired by the BBC coverage. The game is dying apart from in small pockets of the country and fee-paying schools. The ECB are belatedly seeing the benefits of putting some of The Hundred matches on free to view TV. Speaking of which, how daft does that competition look now? You've just converted a load of people to the sport and the next game you show is a completely different format that no-one else in the world plays, leading to confusion for the casual and newly-converted fan. Madness.

Anyway, what a match. Well done England and Wales!

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England may never have won the World Cup without Sky Investment - Ashley Giles who is integral to that winning team would agree with me.


Not sure the King of Spain reads UKAR :smile:

8.3 million people watched the final yesterday, a figure you would never have reached on Sky Sports only. I've played cricket for years and was first inspired by the BBC coverage. The game is dying apart from in small pockets of the country and fee-paying schools. The ECB are belatedly seeing the benefits of putting some of The Hundred matches on free to view TV. Speaking of which, how daft does that competition look now? You've just converted a load of people to the sport and the next game you show is a completely different format that no-one else in the world plays, leading to confusion for the casual and newly-converted fan. Madness.

Anyway, what a match. Well done England and Wales!


Is it?

Every school I've ever worked in have it on the curriculum every summer - this year I've had coaches in to work with all ages from 5-11, the team have taken part in 3 tournaments and we took a load of kids to a game in Bristol earlier in the year.

It's not dying where I'm from, and I don't think the greater Bristol area is especially uncommon in that regard. My brother teaches in Huddersfield and my mum in Surrey - same story there (state schools too btw...)
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That's great to hear, and I sincerely hope I'm wrong about the next generation of cricketers! I'm just going by my experiences and reports I've read on the decline of people playing regular cricket. I firmly believe though that the effect of England's superb cricket at times since 2005 has been much reduced by not being available for all to see.

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maltwoser wrote:That's great to hear, and I sincerely hope I'm wrong about the next generation of cricketers! I'm just going by my experiences and reports I've read on the decline of people playing regular cricket. I firmly believe though that the effect of England's superb cricket at times since 2005 has been much reduced by not being available for all to see.


I do agree that that must be having a negative effect on the grassroots game for sure.
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There's absolutely loads of Sky money gone into grass roots cricket. You have to wonder what shape the sport would be in without the revenue of the TV income, all the way from the first class game to grass roots.

At the end of the day there is very little sport on free to air TV, so many sports fans have Sky. I won't say 'most', because I'd be guessing. But a lot. Or they go somewhere to watch it, on Sky.
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