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When did you play cricket last?

Chetan Parekh
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Not the street level, but proper match.

For me it been 5-6 years :roll:


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Prasanna Diwadkar
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20 years ago.


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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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1990 or 1991. But it was Beer Cricket. Not sure if that counts.


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Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
1990 or 1991. But it was Beer Cricket. Not sure if that counts.


What is beer cricket?


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Axel Janssen
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>20 years. But without knowing the rules.
A mother just brought a cricket bat from a visit in England as a gift for her son who was friend of mine. We played it more with baseball rules. It was big fun. Great game for summer.
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Mani Ram
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Originally posted by Pradip Bhat:
What is beer cricket?


The best game ever invented.

Runs are scored by the type & amount of alcohol one person consumes (like a full bottle of beer is six runs, one shot of vodka is one run and so on).
Every one in the team drinks, and the runs are added up to their team score.

Every time a person urinates, it is considered to be a wicket.

We use to play this game. Most of the matches will end in a draw. We will run out of money before a team loses 10 wickets


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Aditi Sharma
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Originally posted by Prasanna Shastry:
20 years ago.


If you don't mind How old are you? I thought majority of Indian ranchers here are less than 35.
Ramender Mall
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well,
last sunday
BUT after a gap of 4-5 months.


If you don't mind How old are you? I thought majority of Indian ranchers here are less than 35.

hey, note his first name --> Prasanna...
so of course, world knows he played cricket 20 years ago..

- Ramy..
Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Ramender Mall:

hey, note his first name --> Prasanna...
so of course, world knows he played cricket 20 years ago..

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Anand Prabhu
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10 years ago.
Sameer Jamal
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About 3 years back, I used to be a fast bowler who bowls about 20 balls(including Nos and wides) in an over.
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never played ANY cricket.


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steven gerrard
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only played street cricket. wasent gud at it . was one of those "ghadu" batsman who only try to slog it to leg side
still remember the only straight six i scored in my life . rest were on leg side
Paul Clapham
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About 10 years ago. My son was playing cricket at school, and the teachers arranged a "parents versus sons" match. It ended in a draw (as per the manipulations of the teachers) and I made the catch of the match. One of the boys turned and drove the ball straight at me. I didn't have time to dodge so I just caught it.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Originally posted by Mani Ram:

Runs are scored by the type & amount of alcohol one person consumes (like a full bottle of beer is six runs, one shot of vodka is one run and so on).


Not so much. It's just like regular cricket, except there's beer. The game is over when nobody feels like playing anymore.
Zip Ped
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8 months back. My team lost ... as always. ...Does anyone play cricket in MD? I would love to get back...
vjy chin
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Kailash,
Where are you in MD? Even I want to have a game. Its been too long since I played.
Aj Mathia
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26th Jan 06,
also managed to twist my ankle.
The next day I could not stand and was taken to emergency.
was on crutchs for couple of days
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In the month of Dec-05, two months back, 80+++ members of our company went to silvaasa where we played genuine cricket (with season/leather ball, gloves, pads everything everything...) i was member of winning team and got award for best run-out too! :-)


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Ramender Mall
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Originally posted by Devang Joshi:
In the month of Dec-05, two months back, 80+++ members of our company went to silvaasa where we played genuine cricket (with season/leather ball, gloves, pads everything everything...) i was member of winning team and got award for best run-out too! :-)


best run-out as a fielder, or as a batsman..

- Ramy..
Anand Prabhu
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Originally posted by Sameer Jamal:
About 3 years back, I used to be a fast bowler who bowls about 20 balls(including Nos and wides) in an over.




You remind me of a friend in school who was a self-proclaimed fast bowler. He would always psyche us out for our slow pace and would sometimes compare himself to Malcom Marshall, Imran Khan. In a tournament final, he turned the game in our opponent's favour by giving away 31 runs in an over while they were chasing a total of 75 (in 15 overs) and were trailing us (23-4 in 8 overs and by the environment, we were the favourites). He bowled one ball in the direction of the third slip. He tried to bowl a bouncer and the ball pitched right in front of him and did not even cross half pitch and came to a halt before the centre of the pitch and we argued about rules whether the batsman was entitled to a free hit. And his beamers were way above the wicketkeeper's reach. And so on...And the thing is that the guy believed that the umpires conspired against him and our team for the loss. Of course, I don't believe you could beat that.
Zip Ped
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Hi Vjy chin,

I am in Frederick. But I can definitely drive down for a game of cricket. Where do you live? Do we have a team or is just the two of us

If not, I think we should start a thread to organize a team.
vjy chin
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Hi Kailash,
I am in Gaithersburg, MD. I am alone and no team.
Anyway let me know.
Thanks
Sameer Jamal
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Of course, I don't believe you could beat that.


My team captain very rarely allowed me to bowl in a real match, sometimes when he gets annoyed by the other bowlers he used to ask me sameer hit that batsman's head with your bowl and when I target batsman head it is always a good length bowl.
Zip Ped
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Hi Vjy,

There are some cricket leagues in and around the Wash DC area. Look on Activities in Craigslist for Wash DC postings on Cricket. You would find some guys had posted adds about the league. Send them a mail and they'll get in touch with you.

They play during the weekends and their season is going to start in March.

Hope the information helps. If you need their email address, let me know.
 
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