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GrimReaper
03 Dec 09 14:07
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No stars, no gimmicks....a "classic" match thread.

Now watch it rain :_|
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Report Innocent Bystander December 4, 2009 10:56 AM GMT
Not another new name for Titan ;)
Report Ernesto December 4, 2009 10:57 AM GMT
http://fifaworldcup.durban.gov.za/Pages/Stadium_Webcam.aspx

updated every 15 mins. Dry but very misty.
Report Innocent Bystander December 4, 2009 11:02 AM GMT
one supersopper down :0
Report Lori December 4, 2009 11:02 AM GMT
Looked like betfair Ritchie on the hovercraft just having a laugh :D
Report sunshine1 December 4, 2009 11:05 AM GMT
Tks Ern, much appreciated.
Report STEPTOES YARD December 4, 2009 11:13 AM GMT
Been a drab series all in all
Report Lori December 4, 2009 11:13 AM GMT
Bit of movement on the CMM, seemed from what I can see only based on a bit of sun coming out though, but I was looking through the window on sky tv, im not near the ground or anthing actually useful
Report Lori December 4, 2009 11:14 AM GMT
and if it's just based on a bit of sun, nothing's really changed.
Report Lori December 4, 2009 11:14 AM GMT
covers coming off
Report STEPTOES YARD December 4, 2009 11:15 AM GMT
Bit of movement behind bumbles right shoulder ;)
Report Innocent Bystander December 4, 2009 11:15 AM GMT
flippppppppppppp floppppppppppppppp
Report Lori December 4, 2009 11:15 AM GMT
20 groundsmen ran to the covers, 17 survived, 3 sank
Report STEPTOES YARD December 4, 2009 11:18 AM GMT
Whats everyones views on the pakistan Test ?

Weather seems good for last 3 days.

Thinking of getting on pakistan at 1.14.
Report Lori December 4, 2009 11:19 AM GMT
I can't be gambling on NZ weather at 1/7 I don't think. Call me a coward.
Report Ernesto December 4, 2009 11:20 AM GMT
SY I've seen rain forecast on day 4 and 5 on kiwi telly so I wouldn't be too sure about that.

TMS just said outfield not too bad at Kingsmead.
Report STEPTOES YARD December 4, 2009 11:23 AM GMT
Ok lads.

Will have a think about it
Report Ernesto December 4, 2009 11:25 AM GMT
This is what I'm referring to SY. Check it out yourself.

http://tvnz.co.nz/content/1497662/video_popup_windows_skin
Report STEPTOES YARD December 4, 2009 11:27 AM GMT
Cheers ern
Report Birchola December 4, 2009 11:30 AM GMT
Suspended?
Report GORGEOUS GEORGE WASHINGTON December 4, 2009 11:31 AM GMT
is there likely to be any cricket today ?
Report good value losers December 4, 2009 11:31 AM GMT
suspended???
Report Birchola December 4, 2009 11:31 AM GMT
Looks like it may have been called off.
Report Lori December 4, 2009 11:32 AM GMT
TMS, Sky and the guys taking the covers off don't know if it has.
Report good value losers December 4, 2009 11:32 AM GMT
ffs there goes the afternoon entertainment :( will have to watch men in shorts play tennis now :_|
Report 1.01 Layer December 4, 2009 11:32 AM GMT
Markets suspended
Report Lix December 4, 2009 11:33 AM GMT
market going in-play innit :)
Report Lori December 4, 2009 11:34 AM GMT
Forgot to put the premium charge in the meter I think.
Report knight riders December 4, 2009 11:38 AM GMT
No Chance of play today
Report knight riders December 4, 2009 11:39 AM GMT
this rain is not going to stop
Report Lori December 4, 2009 11:39 AM GMT
It's not actually raining at the moment, so that's probably not a great assessment
Report Innocent Bystander December 4, 2009 11:40 AM GMT
Aggers saying looking ominous to the right over the city
Report Ernesto December 4, 2009 11:41 AM GMT
and apparently they's hoping to start at 1.40pm.

Shame I can't get a bet on :(
Report STARBROTHERS December 4, 2009 11:41 AM GMT
inspection in 20 mins
Report Ernesto December 4, 2009 11:42 AM GMT
FFS somebody thinks there's a game on....

Would love them to announce a 45 over a side game
Report Johnny Fontaine December 4, 2009 11:42 AM GMT
Positive talk on TMS
Report Lori December 4, 2009 11:45 AM GMT
The more overs the better for the NO backers because the second chunk of rain would kill it anyway.
Report king007 December 4, 2009 11:45 AM GMT
match start in 45 mint.
Report STEPTOES YARD December 4, 2009 11:45 AM GMT
SA will be desperate to play

Only aussies beat them in home odi series
Report Birchola December 4, 2009 11:45 AM GMT
So an hour ago there was no chance of play whatsoever and now they might be able to start in an hour ?:|
Report TwoTonTed December 4, 2009 11:45 AM GMT
is it just me or is the Durban radar ferked?
Report Lori December 4, 2009 11:46 AM GMT
Im trying to find it TTT, that whole site seems a bit random the last few months so it might be ferked but im still hunting
Report STEPTOES YARD December 4, 2009 11:46 AM GMT
You do wonder if the series was 1-1 or 2-2 if the same efforts would be made to get game on
Report Johnny Fontaine December 4, 2009 11:46 AM GMT
Saffers doing everything possible to get a game on.
Report Srichaphan or Ancic? December 4, 2009 11:47 AM GMT
I think its poor that England players are trying to get out of playing. Do they actually give more credit to winning a series by default rather than performing their job for the fans and broadcasters?
Report STEPTOES YARD December 4, 2009 11:48 AM GMT
Raining again
Report Innocent Bystander December 4, 2009 11:49 AM GMT
forecast has been spot on - saying rain will be back around 3pm, the SA met getting more credit than i previous gave them :0
Report king007 December 4, 2009 11:51 AM GMT
toss time
Report Lori December 4, 2009 11:51 AM GMT
Whatever happens here, there's a hint of farce starting to creep into proceedings already with huffing and puffing English officials and sprightly Saffers trying to play
Report Johnny Fontaine December 4, 2009 11:54 AM GMT
Where is the radar link on this weathersa.co.za site ? can't find the bugger
Report Innocent Bystander December 4, 2009 11:54 AM GMT
its farked JF
Report king007 December 4, 2009 11:54 AM GMT
the match start in 30 mint.
Report STEPTOES YARD December 4, 2009 11:54 AM GMT
Sweet chin music
Report Innocent Bystander December 4, 2009 11:55 AM GMT
here come the covers :0
Report Johnny Fontaine December 4, 2009 11:55 AM GMT
Cheers IB.
Report Birchola December 4, 2009 11:55 AM GMT
Are you able to read the future king007? The inspection isn't for another 5 minutes?
Report Innocent Bystander December 4, 2009 11:56 AM GMT
they are actually playing WII cricket to decide the series - very sporting by England
Report king007 December 4, 2009 11:56 AM GMT
its ok
Report Lori December 4, 2009 11:56 AM GMT
Sounds like something the Scottish would like.
Report Lori December 4, 2009 11:57 AM GMT
covers coming on
Report Birchola December 4, 2009 11:57 AM GMT
What's OK? The falling rain or the sheet covered pitch?
Report king007 December 4, 2009 11:57 AM GMT
rainnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
Report Innocent Bystander December 4, 2009 11:58 AM GMT
almost to the minute as per the SA met office - kudos to them
Report Birchola December 4, 2009 11:58 AM GMT
How long do they say this load of rain falls for IB?
Report good value losers December 4, 2009 11:59 AM GMT
are you related to unknown007 from the footie phorum? he's a prize w@nker too :^0
Report king007 December 4, 2009 11:59 AM GMT
rain stop







,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Report Innocent Bystander December 4, 2009 11:59 AM GMT
Birch

They say set in for the day - but not heavy, just persistent
Report Birchola December 4, 2009 11:59 AM GMT
Thanks :(
Report king007 December 4, 2009 12:00 PM GMT
16 24 gud think back ,
Report king007 December 4, 2009 12:02 PM GMT
rain stop ?????????????????????????????????????????/
Report Cuddy December 4, 2009 12:03 PM GMT
Innocent Bystander 04 Dec 12:58
almost to the minute as per the SA met office - kudos to them


saffer forecasts normally bang on the money!
Report Innocent Bystander December 4, 2009 12:04 PM GMT
they have a weather warning out for the afternoon - so dont expect too much to happen now :(
Report Mr Eko December 4, 2009 12:04 PM GMT
unknown has been banned
Report Johnny Fontaine December 4, 2009 12:04 PM GMT
GSM 'NO'
Report Lori December 4, 2009 12:05 PM GMT
I missed the hbk reference SY
Report Cuddy December 4, 2009 12:08 PM GMT
3.05pm And now it is officially minging. The rain is suddenly bucketing down, and that is my cue to go and get some scoff, because there is utterly and totally nothing to see here right now.

- misinfo.

am i the only one who would have some of these commentators - sorry, up and coming stand-up comedians - thrown to the lions? trying to be cutting and funny and street and what have you but just end up making me hate myself somehow.

so irritating.
Report SwindonBoy December 4, 2009 12:10 PM GMT
could be fake rain to get a good price
Report Innocent Bystander December 4, 2009 12:12 PM GMT
Totally agree Cuddy - the commentators think that people read / listen to them not the cricket - would rather they concentrate on reporting what is in front of them
Report Ernesto December 4, 2009 12:15 PM GMT
Is there an element of coercion permissable here.

At what point are England entitled to say "We're not playing. It's unfit."

Surely GSM No here
Report Ernesto December 4, 2009 12:38 PM GMT
I'd hate to be accused of weather ramping but have a gander at this

http://www.earthtv.com/de/camera-location/durban-de

:D
Report deltaform December 4, 2009 12:39 PM GMT
I live in Durban. Weather is terrible.
Report Innocent Bystander December 4, 2009 12:43 PM GMT
if Saffers were a game up it would be called off by now :0
Report Mr Eko December 4, 2009 12:43 PM GMT
can you search on that weather site?
Report getlucky December 4, 2009 12:43 PM GMT
the rain droplets are getting smaller on that webcam, without doubt, promosing....
Report Mr. Moustache December 4, 2009 12:46 PM GMT
Those webcams give me cold sweats. Reminds me of NZ v Ind.
Report Ernesto December 4, 2009 12:48 PM GMT
getlucky.

It goes from current 15.23, then a pause and goes to 13.17

The small droplets are from 2 hours ago.

The current picture is the shower scene from Psycho.
Report Innocent Bystander December 4, 2009 12:49 PM GMT
1.01 to lay :0
Report Birchola December 4, 2009 12:53 PM GMT
8K backing 1.01. Officially off?
Report Innocent Bystander December 4, 2009 12:54 PM GMT
havent heard owt Birch
Report bf trader December 4, 2009 12:59 PM GMT
put it this way. tms is going off air.
Report Flying Scotsman! December 4, 2009 1:21 PM GMT
Inspection at 5PM!
Report nana December 4, 2009 1:47 PM GMT
stupid sport
Report Innocent Bystander December 4, 2009 1:59 PM GMT
OFF- OFFICIAL
Report getlucky December 4, 2009 2:09 PM GMT
inspection at 5pm, might be trying a 15 over slog!
Report STEPTOES YARD December 4, 2009 2:16 PM GMT
Its gone 5 mate ;)
Report bigjoe December 4, 2009 2:19 PM GMT
Well done Engggggerland on a great series win :D
Report Innocent Bystander December 4, 2009 2:20 PM GMT
Sets it up nicely for the test series - nice and competitive, lovely
Report Innocent Bystander December 4, 2009 2:24 PM GMT
Covers coming off :0
Report Lix December 4, 2009 2:26 PM GMT
Huh? :0
Report Mr. Moustache December 4, 2009 2:27 PM GMT
lol
Report Innocent Bystander December 4, 2009 2:29 PM GMT
I have no idea what the groundstaff were doing, but covers were being removed!!!

Those Saffers are desperate for a draw ;)

btw wasnt that fanzone they run during the break excruciating? My eardrums are perforated now :0
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