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    Archer to Smith, no run, oh dear! He's been clattered here by the short ball. He's down. This is nasty. Took him on the unprotected part of the neck. The medics are out there straightaway, from both sides, and the England players have immediately gone to Smith. These are not scenes you want to see. Smith is lying on his back in the crease as he gets seen to by medical staff. Everyone will take the utmost care here with Smith. He's standing up again. He looks dazed. Talking to the doctor now. Will be going through concussion tests. Looks as though he's retiring hurt. Smith walks off Lord's to warm applause


    SPD Smith retired hurt 80 (152b 11x4 0x6) SR: 52.63



    Hmmm - I guess we must be playing England.
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    Came back and was out a few balls later. If the cheat had been banned for life as he should have been, he wouldn’t have been in the way of the ball.

    Australia all out for 250.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    Came back and was out a few balls later. If the cheat had been banned for life as he should have been, he wouldn’t have been in the way of the ball.

    Australia all out for 250.

    Nobody ever walked onto a cricket field with a piece of sandpaper in his pocket by accident.
    I guess the ICC or the MCC should have done something about Atherton... It's a bit like owning a wooden boat - if you spot a bit of rot and don't deal with it, it ain't going to fix itself. Australia dealt with it... England, in it's usual manner, tried sweeping it under the carpet.

    The real problem with that Test series in South Africa was never dealt with. The sexual slurs (about Warner's wife's previous relationship with Sonny Bill Williams) should have been dealt with properly. Perhaps if Warner's teammates hadn't physically restrained him... and he'd thumped the turd making the slurs, cricket would have been better for it. Oh yeah... and the South Africans were ball tampering in that series too - reverse swing for 18 overs in a row....
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Now now lads, it's all about money these days. They are entertainers, grist for the international advertising channels.
    A bit of blood is good for the ratings…………
    Oh some of the players may have dreams about playing for their country……. but cash is still king.

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    At least the media behaved like gentlemen.. unlike the crowd. Calling the booing after he was felled for what it was. What a pack of scum (some) in the crowd at Lords were.
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    He should not have been allowed back on the field, but at least he wasn't there very long.
    All head injuries are serious.

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    Time to talk about Rugby I think.....Wales is named as the world's best team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    Time to talk about Rugby I think.....Wales is named as the world's best team.
    Hell no. We're staying until Andrew acknowledges that Atherton started it.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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