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Ireland are about to beat the Pakis and knock them out!!!

Discussion in 'Cricket Forum' started by clontaago, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Ireland need only 26 runs from 80 balls to beat Pakistan and knock them out of the world cup.

    Go you good things
     
  2. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Dodgy Pakis must be on the take again.
     
  3. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Wouldnt surprise me but to the Irish blokes credit they played really well.

    To draw with Zimbabwe and then beat the Pakis is a top effort from a non professional side.

    Bangas beat India too.
     
  4. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    It's a third string, politically selected Zimbabwe side so I wouldn't take too much from that.
     
  6. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    i have to disagree with you, its a 2nd string side for them about a 6th string for us
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Fluffy, I'd reckon it would be possible to find 22 Zimbabweans still playing (or who have given up in disgust over the past two years) who could make the side ahead of the current mob - black and white.

    I think you are generous to say they are a 6th string Australian side. I doubt the current mob could beat many Sydney Grade sides.
     
  8. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Fluff try a few of these names on for size.

    Grant Flower
    Andy Flower
    Heath Streak
    Tatenda Taibu
    Neil Johnson
    Mark Vermeulen
    Douglas Hondo
    Pommie Mbangwa
    Henry Olonga
    Sean Ervine
    Andy Blignaut
    Grant Cremer
    Blessing Mahwire
    Ray Price
    Guy Whittal
    Paul Strang
    Brian Strang
    Craig Wishart
    Travis Friend
    Gary Ewing
    Dion Ebrahim
    Doug Marillier
    Hamilton Mazakadza
    Murray Goodwin

    I just chucked it together so some of them more than likely would have retired by now, althought there are some very good younguns there, such as Taibu, Ervine and Blignaut.

    put them with the few reasonable ones in there at the moment such as Matsikinyeri, and Sibanda, and particularly Sean Williams, and they are a very good team, yes they may not beat Australia all the time but they would do a lot better than they are doing.
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Add Carlile to that list - he scored a century against Australia at the SCG.

    Also Adam Huckle

    and then a plethora of very good players who have joined the Zimbabwean diaspora overseas but could have been ANYTHING:

    Gary Norvall
    The Dollar brothers
    Kevin Butler
    Craig Evans
    Ian Campbell
    Vincent Vera
     
  10. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    it was a joke sweety ;)

    they had a good side until **** hit the fan
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    not funny = not a joke ;)
     
  12. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand where everyone is coming from with Monaghan. While I wouldn't rate him in the top 5 Hookers in the game like Byso, I certainly rate him. He keeps the structure completely tight, he defends like a demon when not directly on the try line, and his attack is improving slightly every week.

    **** it - i lost

    bloody ryan and his back to topic post
     
  13. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    May be of note to you Mata

    Paul Strang now lives over here as a player/coach for an Auckland 1st grade side. See his name in the paper most week scoring runs and taking wickets
     
  14. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I went to school with the Strang brothers. They struggled to make 1st XI back then - we had a lot of depth!

    (I wasn't within cooee of 1st XI by the way, 1st XV was my go).
     

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