I like to think I’m fairly relaxed and chilled out in general. Like everyone, I have a few things that absolutely grind my gears. Also like a lot of people, I love my sleep, and winding down in bed is often the best part of my day. I’ll be snuggled up, comfy, dazing in that zone where you’re both awake and asleep, about to fall off into a deep, lustrous sleep. Before I get the chance though… chirp chirp chirp chirp. Loud, echoing and constant.
A lone fucking cricket, in my ceiling, decides now is high time to scream to the heavens that he needs a fucking root. What, in the ever-flying fuck, is he doing in my ceiling. There aren’t any other crickets around. It’s not like there’s a cricket orgy happening up there. No, he’s on his lonesome, and he’s trekked fuck knows how far to get there. It’s basically the equivalent of a human climbing Mount fucking Everest by himself, getting to the peak, and then yelling into the distance “Please have sex with me, please, anyone who can hear, I w... keep reading on reddit ➡
What were they like?
The Solidarity Cup (3 Team Cricket), 18 July 2020, 09:00 UTC, 11:00 SAST
Kingfishers: Reeza Hendricks (capt), Heinrich Klaasen, Janneman Malan, Faf du Plessis, Thando Ntini, Gerald Coetzee, Glenton Stuurman and Tabraiz Shamsi.
Kites: Temba Bavuma (capt), JJ Smuts, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Lutho Sipamla, Beuran Hendricks, Anrich Nortje and Ryan Rickelton
Eagles: AB de Villiers (capt), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Junior Dala and Lungi Ngidi.
Broadcasters: Supersport 2 (SA), BBC Free Live Stream (UK), Star Sports (India), Sky Sport 2 (NZ), Flow Sports (Carribbean), Willow (USA), Kayo/Fox (Australia)
I can't find a scorecard link on... keep reading on reddit ➡
Ireland are after beating England in the Third ODI by 7 wickets. Seems fitting, given the recent passing of John Hume, that an all-Ireland team beats the current world champions.
A wife who recently discovered the sports - Cricket."Indian husbands are the worst, when he said he wanted to watch a game, I thought it will take only a maximum of two hours, but its been more than 7 hours and he said there is still another 4 days. What kind of a game is this!"
So as a Pakistan fan, the defeat at Old Trafford was pretty sad but we have so many instances of messed up chases eg vs Newzealand we failed to chase 176, vs West Indies we got out for 81, vs Sri Lanka we failed to chase 136, to name a few. As a cricket fan of an international team what has been the most soul crushing defeat?
Hi, there, r/Cricket,
I've watched IPL and CPL on and off since they started but I've only very recently sat down in front of a test match (ENG-WI July 2020).
I've actually read a bit on the subject of "why on earth would someone sit down and watch five days' worth of one single cricket match" and I think I understand in principle but the specifics elude me.
I enjoy pitching in baseball, so I thought I would focus on bowling. A lot of people who enjoy test cricket say they enjoy watching the strategy unfold. I understand how a captain or a bowler might use strategy to try to get a batsman out but it's difficult for me to see how that manifests in the actual game. By which I mean,
I read that the bowler's duty in test cricket is to be "consistently consistent," in terms of line and length; w... keep reading on reddit ➡
I met a friend of a work friend at a get together a couple weeks ago, and really felt we were hitting it off in the couple times we had hung out with everyone since.
I left the last get together letting her know I owed her drinks, and she replied saying the next time was on me with a winky emoji. I replied saying something along the lines of how I had really enjoyed our conversations and that I'd like to take her up on that offer without the crowds next time.
I know I was taking some risks with it being another employee at work as well as a friend of my friend - but the vibes were on point, and I really, really like her. But with no response after a day this is just beginning to feel weird. It's not like her at all to say nothing, and I'm in complete overthinking mode about the fallout that may occur if this isn't reciprocated in the way I thought.
I'm thinking about sending a followup just letting her know I must have been way off base, and that I hope it doesn't cause any issues... keep reading on reddit ➡
I feel south Africa had very high hopes from aiden markram , specially during the rebuilding phase. While guys like rabada and qdk have gone upwards poor aiden has been an underachiever. Hope he comes good for the promise shown and the backing he gets in coming years.
Who is yours ?
Cricket Fans! I want to know which country are u from as i dont know many country that are fans of cricket. I am from Nepal and what bout you?
All the talk about Ollie Pope being the future of England cricket makes me sad, because I remember poor Haseeb Hameed, the 'baby Boycott' who was supposed to be 'England's opener for the next 15 years' or whatever when he made his international debut, now nearly 4 years ago.
For those who may have forgotten, or didn't know, Hameed was selected to join Cook at the top of the order, at the age of 18, after an incredible FC season at Lancashire. Hameed played 3 tests on the 2016-17 India tour, averaging 43 with a high score of 80 (though the Amit Mishra ball that got him out on 80 was an un-checked no ball but nevermind) before a Mohammed Shami delivery broke his finger in the first innings of the 3rd test, resulting in him flying home and England being stuck with Keaton Jennings for 8 months. Subsequently his form declined so deeply and rapidly that last year, after barely making runs in 2nd XI cricket, he was dropped by Lancashire.
Is his the most unfortunate story of wasted talent i... keep reading on reddit ➡
The annual thread where we predict what’s gonna happen in the next 365 days in the world of cricket, and then sit down to look back and laugh at our cricket knowledge.
For starters 1.most test matches played by Sachin
So while watching England and the West Indies battle it out in Manchester a non-cricket friend piped up to ask “how do they calculate the fun rate?” Cue laughter and 'should have gone to specsavers jokes' but once we had calmed down we asked ourselves, what is the fun rate? And how do we calculate it?
So over the last week we discussed the usual events of a days play and their impact on the fun rate, and set about weighting them based on just how fun they are.
Ready for a stats deep dive?
(btw I also posted this in a blog elsewhere, if that's important to anyone)
Of course this is totally subjective and I'm sure you will find some events more fun than we do, but it was a fun exercise all the same.
Sadly it was impossible to take certain events into account, like Ben Stokes and Joe Root acting like teenagers and having a good old giggle. Or all the other events Cricinfo doesn't track like terrible umpiring decisions, over the top failed attempts to stop the ball on the boundary, or... keep reading on reddit ➡
I also posted on r/beardeddragons but no one responded so I’m asking here, if that’s okay.
So, I just got my first Beardie a few days ago, and I was wondering how many crickets am I supposed to feed him per day? I haven’t measured but he’s probably 5-6” long. We’ve been getting him small crickets (1/4” roughly) from the local petco, and all of my online research says that they need 30-80 a day, but the petco employee said they only need 5-10. Now, I would believe the online research much more firmly, but that seems like a lot of crickets for one lil Beardie, not to mention frequent trips to the store. How many would be a good number per day? He’s eaten somewhere between 15-20 today, for the record.
Note: we’re planning on switching him to Dubia roaches eventually, but we have to order them off amazon since none of the local pet stores carry them so we’re using crickets for a few weeks until the roaches arrive :)