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wiggles
20 Dec 09 12:15
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What are they on about?

Am I being thick, surely there's only 3 possible results?
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Report GrimReaper December 20, 2009 12:16 PM GMT
You are being thick.

Win SA
Win England
Draw
Tie
Report wiggles December 20, 2009 12:18 PM GMT
Just to confirm my thickness, what's the difference between a tie and a draw?
Report Green Beard December 20, 2009 12:19 PM GMT
:D hook line and sinker
Report bigpoppapump December 20, 2009 12:19 PM GMT
:^0 reaper landed :)
Report GrimReaper December 20, 2009 12:21 PM GMT
Only joking :)

A tie takes place when the scores are tied when the game ends (either through the last wicket falling or time running out). I believe there have only been 2 in the history of the game, one falling into eachof the scenarios outlined above.

A draw is all other non-positive results.
Report Lix December 20, 2009 12:21 PM GMT
Oh dear GR :(

http://www.sadtrombone.com/
Report GrimReaper December 20, 2009 12:21 PM GMT
I don't care, spirit of the season. Maybe Pop should go back to sticking his pins in his Bohemond / Bowden / Ponting Voodoo dolls
Report scliffor December 20, 2009 12:22 PM GMT
You forgot Watson
Report Lies, DamnLies, and Statistics December 20, 2009 12:22 PM GMT
if time runs out and scores are level, it's a draw
Report King of Spain December 20, 2009 12:26 PM GMT
if time runs out and scores are level, it's a draw

correct!
Report bigpoppapump December 20, 2009 12:27 PM GMT
yeah Grim, think you're wrong about the tie there. only way is if the side batting last has lost all their wickets with scores level. if they go off with scores level but wickets remaining, that's a draw.

Lies - see, we agree :)
Report GrimReaper December 20, 2009 12:30 PM GMT
I think that's what I said Pop... "the scores are tied when the game ends (either through the last wicket falling or time running out"

Maybe I should have put a comma between "falling" and "or" just to emphasise that I was talking about two seperate events. However, it seems to me clear that the events in brackets were subject, in grammatical terms, to the foregoing assumption.
Report Lies, DamnLies, and Statistics December 20, 2009 12:32 PM GMT
i am over halfway through reading the laws of cricket...

;)

p.s. i believe that has happened once in a test match, but have no idea when....new zealand maybe involved??
Report GrimReaper December 20, 2009 12:33 PM GMT
Two ties I believe

Aus v West Indies in 1961(?), Benaud was skipper

England v Zimbabwe in 1997
Report GrimReaper December 20, 2009 12:34 PM GMT
* Zim v Eng, lest the pedants jump on me
Report Lies, DamnLies, and Statistics December 20, 2009 12:34 PM GMT
ties are aus v wi 60/61
and aus v india 86

was talking about a draw with scores level - sure that has happened somewhere
Report GrimReaper December 20, 2009 12:35 PM GMT
Sorry Pop, just reread, and I retract...draw with scores level...

Knackers, too much sauce early in the day :|
Report GrimReaper December 20, 2009 12:35 PM GMT
Yeah, that was the Zim v Eng match, Lies, draw with scores level
Report bigpoppapump December 20, 2009 12:38 PM GMT
1961 Brisbane and you shouldnt need to look it up :)
Report Lies, DamnLies, and Statistics December 20, 2009 12:38 PM GMT
didn't realise it was so recent

http://www.cricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/63734.html
Report GrimReaper December 20, 2009 12:39 PM GMT
I'm not as infatuated with Australia as you appear to be Pop :p
Report bigpoppapump December 20, 2009 12:44 PM GMT
direct hit run out going for the winning run :)
Report GrimReaper December 20, 2009 12:47 PM GMT
Yes, I remember the clips
Report good value losers December 20, 2009 1:20 PM GMT
GrimReaper 20 Dec 13:33
Aus v West Indies in 1961(?), Benaud was skipper

coincidentally i was re-reading fingleton's book about this the other day. apparently sobers got away with murder in the last hour switching from over to round the wicket thus using up time while the screens were moved :0
Report GrimReaper December 20, 2009 1:22 PM GMT
Was the foetal Ricky Ponting screaming about the spirit of cricket? ;) :^0
Report Lies, DamnLies, and Statistics December 20, 2009 1:26 PM GMT
funny you say that - had not heard that story, and have always heard that the 60/61 series was played in great spirits
Report Lies, DamnLies, and Statistics December 20, 2009 1:27 PM GMT
yes grim, the human gestation period is around 15 years so it is possible...
Report GrimReaper December 20, 2009 1:28 PM GMT
I thought the gag was worth it, depsite the obvious flaws ;)
Report Lies, DamnLies, and Statistics December 20, 2009 1:33 PM GMT
no - it was a fail...

;)
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