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Crickets personal memories

Postby Boycs » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:20 pm

I wonder if anyone here would like to share any cricket memories that are special to them because of something else in their lives, beyond the game, that was happening. Not just because the cricket was great.

To give you my example, my grandfathers funeral was in 2015 on the day Broad took 8/15 against the aussies and I can remember driving up with my mother in the car with Test Match Special on. We thought it was almost a highlights package! Blowers was telling us about a wicket every five minutes and my mother and I were just looking at each their indcredulously.

In the end I stood watch over my grandfathers coffin while the ceremony had a brief break, and I wrote on a little note that I put on top of the coffin "by the way grandpa, Australia got bowled out for 60 today." I know he would have liked to know!

I'm not being overly emotional but it's a nice little memory for me, and cricket played a part.

Another one that comes to mind is when I was in India in 2007. Stood amongst the waterways in Kerala with a local cab driver and his mate. He hacked a cricket bat out of a tree branch and made a ball out of a stone wrapped in palm leaves and played cricket on a paddy dyke. I'll remember that forever I think.

It might be personal, but I wonder if anyone else has a memory like that they'd like to share.

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Postby squarecut » Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:01 am

I am a railwayman and I was posted in Assam, an Indian state located in remote north east part of India during 2000 to 2003. Out top boss, a steam locomotive romantic, though having no technical knowledge about them, ordered that one among the several condemned steam locomotives lying at Badarpur (close to bangladesh border) was to be revived again. I, as the leader of the team stayed there and after a few days managed to make one locomotive working again. Its running would later be covered by BBC TV crew, and would include interview of top boss.

On the evening when this locomotive was made functional again, one of the staff informed me that Indian cricket team, from the verge of defeat, had managed to defeat Australia in Kolkata test. The date was 15 march 2001. That is how I remember this date even after the passage of so many years.

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Re: Crickets personal memories

Postby Boycs » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:26 pm

That's sounds very poignant

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Postby Mick180461 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:25 am

My current Cricket memories are of playng with my Brother who sadly passed away just on a month ago, some backyard stuff and some games for local teams and discussing Cricket with him especially the Laws in later years as he had become an Umpire. I still think to myself I'll have to mention something next time I'm talking to him, hard habit to get out of.

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Postby Mick180461 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:30 am

Another one for me is putting the late night News on TV to try and get the result of the India-Australia Madras test in 1986 and the news reader saying it was a tie and all i said was " you idiot it's called a Draw in Cricket" it wasn't until the next morning i found out she was right.
But my favourite Cricketing memories is of the Australian Crowds in the 70s & early 80s chanting "Lilleeeee" and watching the great man run in.

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Re: Crickets personal memories

Postby Boycs » Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:32 am

Lilleeee lilleeee kill kill kill

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Postby Going South » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:03 pm

My vivid memory is of watching sachin bat in ODI when the bowler runs up to bowl him every one in entire stadium sit at edge of seat in anticipation for it go for a 4 or 6 for Every ball as if it's today's T20 in those days itself. I felt so exhausted after the match due to high adrenaline and euphoria. Sachin sachin chats made me lose voice for 2 days, just hiss came out.

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Postby Misty » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:06 am

Mick180461 wrote:My currente Cricket memories are of playng with my Brother who sadly passed away just on a month ago, some backyard stuff and some games for local teams and discussing Cricket with him especially the Laws in later years as he had become an Umpire. I still think to myself I'll have to mention something next time I'm talking to him, hard habit to get out of.

Sorry to hear about your brother.

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Postby Aneesmoha » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:32 am

Being in a hospital bed aged 8 years old my folks had just left on vacation and i got seriously ill. Sitting up watching SA vs Australia with one of the nurses and having the Head Nurse yell at us because we were being too loud when Johnty Rhodes ran out David Boon in game one of the B&H World Series

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Re: Crickets personal memories

Postby Boycs » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:35 am

That's a nice memory Aneesmoha, though obviously hope that you fully recovered

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Postby Aneesmoha » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:25 am

Yeah was fine turned out to be a bad stomach virus. (Doctors thought it was meningitis).

Another one would be sitting up at 2am with my Dad watching SA v Pakistan during the 92 WC. That is the moment that I became a South African fan (even though I was born here). Reason for that was A that was the first International game i ever watched and second there was a theme among people of colour (that still continues today amoung older folks) that would support any team that was playing against South Africa.