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    Have a spare pair for tomorrow, 7/5 for Ireland game @ Lords!
    20 each or 35 for the pair!!

    Slim chance you'll meet Gather Round also??

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    HUGE NEWS!

    Ireland now a Full Member along with Afghanistan!

    https://www.icc-cricket.com/news/422449

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    Absolutely massive news! Whens the first test match?!

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    Haven't managed to make it to any of the game which surprises some people, being a founder member of a cricket club (a "Park club" as it would be known as in the upper echelons of the game here) in Dublin. Whenever I've booked to go to a game in England or a couple in Ireland, they were rained off so I decided I wouldn't risk this one. As it happens, the first day was rained off and some of my friends had to spend the day in the tent drinking (God bless them) but the rest of the Test Match (sounds strange to say) has been interesting and for O'Brien to score a century against one of the best test attacks in the game is remarkable. Whether Ireland can bat on to make the lead over 200 remains to be seen.

    It's a nice batting track in Malahide. One of the few places I've scored a fifty. For the only time we got a professional to video the game and his camera action showed I was stumped on 23. However, our umpire (we umpire our own games at a lower level in Irish cricket which causes no end of trouble) was day dreaming and didn't give me out. Thanks, Charlie. It's on Betamax someplace. I occasionally meet their wicket-keeper and he still reminds me that "we cheated". All's love and war in the lower echelons of Irish cricket.
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    Lost by 5 wickets. Ireland needed another 70 this am which was asking a bit too much. Still, not disgraced by any means.
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    Cracking performance really besides the first innings. Could have put that down to early jitters maybe.

    Super performance from Kevin O'Brien, will be disappointed to have been taken out early on return to the pitch though.

    Tim Murtagh took a couple of beauty's on the final day too. Overall a good exercise. Need to start bringing through a bit of younger talent now though, it's not exactly the youngest team out there anymore and we're coming to the end of a golden generation.

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    I see a scam marriage operation was being operated by a member of The Hills Cricket Club https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crim...atch-1.3504893 It's just not cricket and they lost the game as well I am reliably informed.
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    You won't see much better sport than the World Cup Final on Sunday. Sport at its best and although the Final at Wimbledon was also a cracker, they just don't come much better than that game won on the last ball of the tournament with the winners led by a lad from Rush.
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    I tuned in for the last hour or so and got fairly hooked in by the drama. Thought that late 6 that was basically a weird loophole was very unfair on New Zealand, but they should have put it away in the last over, and allowed a crazy amount of runs in England's batting super-over.
    Author of Never Felt Better (History, Film Reviews).

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    Shame the Test in Lord's ends in humiliation but at least they made a game out of it for the previous 2 days.
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    It really is the hope that kills you, thought that 182 was an achievable total but the conditions did us no favours and England really showed their class to avoid total humiliation. We'll beat them eventually but it would have been incredible to do it at the first time of asking.
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